BMW’s M Performance parts division wastes no time these days. Whenever a new BMW is launched, a press release detailing a wide range of go-faster M bits follows mere hours later.
And so it is with the 2-series Gran Coupe. The 1-series-based niche-filler has only just been revealed, and already, BMW is showing off a version with every conceivable M Performance component affixed.
All of the usual M boxes are ticked. As a kick-off, we have new kidney grilles, a boot spoiler and badging, all finished in high-gloss black. To further spruce up the rear, there’s the option of stainless steel tailpipe ‘finishers’ complete with bits of titanium and carbonfibre. If you fancy, it’s also possible to switch the standard plastic mirror caps for a pair of carbonfibre equivalents.
M Performance offers a whole bunch of different wheelsets for the 2-series GC. From left to right in the above image, we have the 18-inch Jet Black 554 M, the 18-inch Y-spoke 711 M in Ferric Gray, and finally the 19-inch double-spoke, two-tone 555 M.
Anyone after more stopping power can spec an M Performance braking system to sit just behind the fancy new rims. The setup features bigger ventilated and perforated discs, along with - of course - red-painted brake calipers. Worth 5bhp, at least.
So the cabin reflects any changes you’ve made to the outside, BMW will happily flog you a part-Alcantara-clad M Performance steering wheel. If the part’s carbon trim pieces don’t satisfy your CF cravings, you can team the wheel up with shifters coated in a “carbonfibre fabric”. The finishing touch for the cabin is a set of M floor mats.
Reaction to the way the 2-series Gran Coupe looks has been mixed so far, but is it any easier on the eye with all this stuff attached? Let us know in the comments.