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BMW M Performance models.

Motorsport is our passion, driving pleasure is our goal, and perfection is our driving force. We aim to create legendary vehicles, and we do not accept anything less.
BMW M Performance models have created their own class by combining the dynamic genes of BMW M with the best of their respective series. An impressive combination of exceptional dynamics, sporting character, comfort and everyday suitability are perfected in every model: from the compact BMW M140i to the unique BMW M760Li xDrive, their interpretations of intensified driving pleasure make them stand out from the crowd.


BMW M140i 3-door.

BMW M140i 5-door.

BMW M240i Coupé.

BMW M240i Convertible.

BMW M760Li xDrive.

BMW X3 M40i.

BMW X5 M50d.

BMW X6 M50d.


BMW M Performance models are an outstanding combination of dynamics and efficiency. Their exclusive, athletic appearance is highlighted by a number of striking details, including specific light alloy wheels, exterior mirror caps in Ferric Grey metallic, aerodynamic elements on the front apron and side panels, model designation on the instrument panel and entry sills, and ergonomic sport seats. All clearly distinguish the models from their respective series.
Suitable for everyday use, with an added pinch of adrenalin, BMW M Performance models close the gap between the top models of the series and the high-performance vehicles from BMW M.


Front design accents.

BMW M Performance models have accent colour within the front apron and, depending on the model, selected elements of the kidney grille.

Kidney grille in signature colour.

Selected elements of the kidney grille are captured in signature colour, providing exclusive eye-catchers.

Light alloy wheels.

Every BMW M Performance model features exclusive wheel styling in an accent colour.

"M" logo on the side wall.

The “M” logo in Dark Chrome or Cerium Grey, according to the model, accentuates that the vehicle is a BMW M Performance model.

Exterior mirror caps in accent colour.

Curved mirror caps are finished in Ferric Grey or Cerium Grey, according to the model. Their aerodynamic design offers barely any resistance to the airstream.

Exhaust pipe finishers.

BMW M Performance models are instantly recognisable by their exhaust pipe finishers. The result is a powerful looking tail.

Rear model designation.

Specific model designation in an accent colour with an integrated “M” on the rear underlines the close relationship between BMW M Performance models and the BMW M series.

Door sill finishers with model designation.

Driver and passengers are welcomed by door sill finishers bearing the “M” designation. In the BMW M760Li xDrive, “V12” replaces the designation.

Driving dynamics.

BMW M Performance models are the product of a passion for power and dynamics, developed with a love of detail and the collective experience of BMW M engineers. The result is an extraordinarily sporty character and unique combination of dynamics, comfort and everyday practicality.




Tyres and brakes



BMW M Performance models are equipped with the most powerful engines. A 6-cylinder engine is employed in the BMW 1 Series and 2 Series, while the BMW X5 M50d and X6 M50d accelerate particularly dynamically thanks to 3-stage turbocharging. The only V12 petrol engine is reserved for the BMW M760Li xDrive. All are impressive power units with driving characteristics further intensified by their spine-tingling sound.

M Performance sound


8-speed Steptronic Sport Transmission.

The optional 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission adapts to suit individual driving styles, from comfortable cruising to a dynamic drive. In addition to automatic gear selection, gears can be changed manually at any time using the selector lever or the shift paddles on the steering wheel.
In Sport mode, gear changes are configured for maximum performance. Thanks to fine increments and 8 gears, the engine is always kept at the level where it can make best use of its power and efficiency. It also makes acceleration faster, when overtaking another vehicle for example.
At high speeds, the additional eighth gear reduces the required engine speed, so reducing fuel consumption and engine noise. This is where the newly developed converter clutch comes into play: The 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission offers the greatest shifting comfort and best possible efficiency.

Launch Control



250 kW/340 hp.

Featured in the BMW M140i and M240i, the M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder petrol engine combines Valvetronic (including Double-VANOS) and direct petrol injection with a TwinScroll turbocharger. A spontaneous response, high torque even at low revs and across a broad power band characterise this powerful engine. The result is a maximum torque of 500 Nm.

280 kW/381 hp.

Featured in the BMW X5 M50d and X6 M50d, the M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder diesel engine delivers remarkable thrust from the word go. This is due to 3-stage turbocharging with variable turbine geometry. Thanks to its direct response, balanced torque band and the wide usable revving range, this power unit can unleash its maximum torque of 740 Nm between 2000 and 3000 rpm. An impressive performance that is combined with maximum efficiency.

448 kW/610 hp.

Featured in the BMW M760Li xDrive, the M Performance TwinPower Turbo 12-cylinder petrol engine provides an extraordinary driving experience. The V12 engine combines two turbochargers with the Double-VANOS variable camshaft adjustment and High Precision Injection. The 610hp 12-cylinder engine delivers its maximum torque of 800Nm between 1,500 and 5,000 rpm, and accelerates the BMW M760Li xDrive from 0-62 mph in just 3.7 seconds.


BMW M: iconic by name and nature. Don’t just take our word for it. Book a half day track session and experience the power of BMW M vehicles with the guidance of our professional drivers.

BMW M Performance Accessories.

The BMW brand stands for dynamics, innovation and decades of motorsport success. BMW M Performance Accessories transfer this knowledge from the racetrack to the road with a range of components to enhance aerodynamics, drivetrain, cockpit and chassis. All easily fitted by your BMW Centre, they let you further enhance the uncompromising sportiness of your BMW.
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