Shortly after unwrapping the BMW 1 Series, the German automaker has now also unveiled the entry-level car’s M Performance suit. As such, above you’ll see a M135i xDrive decked with Performance extras on the hot hatch.

With a new coating comes a handful of neat little tweaks, but more important here are the hardware upgrades. We’re talking, for starters, 18-inch M Performance brakes with bigger perforated and vented discs at the front axle. A touch of flair comes in the form of four-piston calipers, here made of aluminum. Those should shave off weight and dovetail perfectly with enlarged perforated and vented discs. Go all the way back and you’ll find that the brakes also take advantage of the car’s lightweight construction. And they boast single-piston floating calipers, for good measure.

The BMW 1 Series M Performance Kit also includes a selection of 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels. Some are great for summer, while some are better suited for the rough winter terrain. Some units get jet black matte rims, whole some have some sort of two-tone finish.

As for optics, this kit comes with black decals on the sides of the hatchback. You also get several glossy black touches on the body. The side mirror caps and thr back diffuser feature carbon fiber to save weight. And according to BMW, it optimized all the boy pieces to create aimum aerodynamic performance.

Those with automatic transmission can opt for carbon fiber shift paddles, too. Neat little visual flourishes inside this BMW 1 Series M Performance Kit serve as cherries on top. Like the velvet velour floor mats with specialized M Performance lettering.


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