The BMW M Performance Parts program not only serves as an avenue to enhance various existing BMW models but also injects a distinct touch of motorsport fervor into the high-performance sports cars produced by BMW M GmbH. The centerlock wheels exemplify a standout example of this infusion of racing technology into road vehicles, an offering available for selected high-performance automobiles. These lightweight forged wheels, featuring a striking design and functionality derived directly from motorsport, stand out as premier components within the expansive array of BMW M Performance Parts.
The centerlock wheels, with their optimized weight, emotionally charged design, and technology borrowed from the racetrack, underscore the performance-oriented nature of the vehicles equipped with them. Notably, in the case of the special edition BMW 3.0 CSL—introduced on the 50th anniversary of BMW M GmbH and limited to 50 units—these wheels are integrated into a specially tuned racetrack performance chassis technology. Presently, the BMW M Performance centerlock wheels are available in the Original BMW Accessories program for the BMW M2, BMW M3 Touring Competition, and all variants of the BMW M3 Sedan, BMW M4 Coupe, and BMW M4 Convertible.
Originating from motorsport, the centerlock wheels were designed to facilitate rapid wheel changes, resulting in shortened pit stops. Departing from the conventional five screws, each wheel is secured to the wheel hub with a single central screw, guaranteeing a robust connection through the application of a torque of 930 Nm during installation. This technology brings the pure DNA of the racetrack into tangible existence during wheel changes and reduces rotating masses, optimizing the overall appearance with a distinctive hub design.
For models such as the BMW M2, BMW M3, and BMW M4, the M Performance centerlock wheels are available as a combined set in sizes 19 inches for the front axle and 20 inches for the rear axle. These lightweight forged wheels, sporting a Y-spoke design in Jet Black matte color, are adorned with milled M Performance lettering and are fitted with tires sized 275/35 ZR19 for the front and 285/30 ZR20 for the rear.
In tandem with the centerlock wheels, other products within the BMW M Performance Parts program draw upon the developmental expertise and over five decades of motorsport experience of BMW M GmbH. This diverse range offers retrofit options in suspension, drivetrain, aerodynamics, and cockpit areas, enabling performance-oriented customization and infusing a racetrack ambiance into everyday driving. Options such as the M Performance suspension with height-adjustable spring perches and the M Performance sport brake system contribute to a targeted enhancement of dynamics and agility.
The exterior of a BMW M car can also be augmented aesthetically with model-specific carbon components, primarily constructed from carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and sealed with clear lacquer for a premium finish. Components like the M Performance front attachment carbon, M Performance rear diffuser, and M Performance side sill insert carbon offer a distinctive racing-style appearance to the vehicle.
The distinctive quality and unique aesthetics of BMW M Performance Parts extend into the interior, where high-quality carbon and Alcantara elements echo the motorsport DNA of BMW M. M Performance knee pads with an Alcantara surface provide enhanced grip during dynamic cornering, while both the M Performance steering wheel Pro and the M Performance armrest Alcantara create an optimal environment for an immersive driving experience. Overall, the BMW M Performance Parts program epitomizes a commitment to elevating the performance and style of BMW M vehicles by synthesizing cutting-edge technology and motorsport heritage.