They are all retrofit components, including upgrades to the engine, braking system, suspension and alloy wheels, as well as interior and exterior enhancements, all for BMW 1 and 3 Series cars. The Tii Concept was very well received when it broke cover at the end of last year, with many suggesting it would be a turbocharged reincarnation of the original E30 M3. It was named after the performance version of the 70s 2002 saloon and promised affordable performance for a younger market.
But a BMW spokesman told PistonHeads: 'There won't a be a factory production version but if that is what customers want then this is how they would do it.' BMW Performance does allow owners of six-cylinder 1 and 3 Series models to specify a carbon fibre air intake system. This system offers improved air flow and additional engine air supply, as well as making a particularly sporting induction note.
A BMW Performance sports braking package for enhanced stopping power can be specified. Featuring cross-drilled and vented brake discs on the front axle as well as motorsport-derived six-piston fixed callipers, finished in BMW Performance yellow, the package sharpens braking response as well as cutting braking distances. Those drivers wanting to enhance the agility of their cars will select BMW Performance suspension.
The BMW Performance suspension package comprises recalibrated shock absorbers and coil springs, and it also lowers the ride height of the car by 10mm to reduce the centre of gravity.
Cars equipped with BMW Performance suspension can be identified by their yellow coil springs. A BMW Performance carbon fibre front suspension strut brace that adds torsional rigidity to the front of the car can also be selected. There is a number of exterior body styling parts available, including a new front spoiler with fully integrated black high-gloss kidney grille surround as well as sculpted and contoured side sills.
Model-specific exterior carbon fibre accessories are also available. BMW 1 Series owners can opt for carbon fibre exterior door mirrors. Alternatively, 1 and 3 Series drivers can select the new BMW Performance carbon fibre rear spoiler or carbon rear diffuser to enhance the appearance of the car as well as the aerodynamics.
Inside owners can specify BMW Performance carbon fibre components. Weight-saving carbon fibre components for the dashboard, front and rear door panels and centre console are available. Customers can also specify foot pedals and a footrest made from lightweight aluminium. Prices are yet to be announced.