Pure racetrack DNA: The new centrelock wheels from the BMW M Performance Parts program.


Munich. The retrofit products from the BMW M
Performance Parts program not only enhance numerous current BMW models
but also provide an additional touch of motorsport feeling to the
high-performance sports cars of the BMW M GmbH. Among the particularly
notable examples of technology transferred directly from the racetrack
to the road are the centrelock wheels, available for selected
high-performance automobiles. Design and functionality make these
lightweight forged wheels absolute highlights in the diverse range of
BMW M Performance Parts.

With their optimized weight, emotionally charged design, and
technology adapted from motorsport connecting to the wheel bearing,
the centrelock wheels emphasize the high-performance-oriented
character of the vehicles equipped with them. In the case of the
special edition BMW 3.0 CSL, presented on the occasion of the 50th
anniversary of BMW M GmbH and sold in a limited edition of 50 units,
they are part of the specifically tuned racetrack performance chassis
technology. Currently, BMW M Performance centrelock wheels are offered
in the Original BMW Accessories program for the BMW M2 (combined fuel
consumption: 9.9 – 9.6 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 223 – 218
g/km according to WLTP), the BMW M3 Touring Competition with M xDrive
(combined fuel consumption: 10.4 – 10.1 l/100 km; combined CO2
emissions: 235 – 229 g/km according to WLTP), as well as for all model
variants of the BMW M3 Sedan, BMW M4 Coupe, and BMW M4 Convertible.

BMW M Performance centrelock wheel: Wheel change like the pros.

Centrelock wheels were developed for motorsport, where they enable
particularly fast wheel changes and, consequently, short pit stops.
Instead of the usual five screws, each wheel is attached to the wheel
hub with only one central screw. An extremely solid connection is
ensured during the installation of the central locks by applying a
torque of 930 Nm. This technology not only makes pure racetrack DNA
tangible during wheel changes but also reduces rotating masses and
optimizes the exclusive appearance through a distinctive design in the
hub area.

The M Performance centrelock wheels for the models of the BMW M2, BMW
M3, and BMW M4 are offered as a combined set in sizes 19 inches for
the front axle and 20 inches for the rear axle. The lightweight forged
wheels in Y-spoke design, in Jet Black matte color, feature a milled M
Performance lettering and come equipped with tires in dimensions
275/35 ZR19 for the front and 285/30 ZR20 for the rear.

Individual motorsport characteristics for exterior and

Like the centrelock wheels, other products from the BMW M Performance
Parts program are based on the development know-how and more than five
decades of motorsport experience of the BMW M GmbH. The diverse range
includes retrofit options in the areas of suspension, drivetrain,
aerodynamics, and cockpit, enabling a performance-oriented
customization and providing a racetrack feeling in everyday traffic.
For a targeted boost in dynamics and agility, options such as the M
Performance suspension with height-adjustable spring perches and the M
Performance sport brake system are available.

Additionally, the athletic appearance of a BMW M car can be enhanced
with model-specific carbon components. The BMW M Performance Parts for
the exterior are mostly made of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic
(CFRP), sealed with clear lacquer for a high-quality finish.
Model-specific options such as the M Performance front attachment
carbon, the M Performance rear diffuser, or the M Performance side
sill insert carbon give the vehicle a characterful appearance in a racing-style.

The uncompromising quality and special aesthetics of the BMW M
Performance Parts are also experienced in the interior. High-quality
carbon and Alcantara elements convey the motorsport genes of BMW M
into the cockpit. M Performance knee pads with Alcantara surface
provide optimized grip during particularly dynamic cornering. And both
the M Performance steering wheel Pro and the M Performance armrest
Alcantara offer perfect conditions for an especially intense driving experience.

Official fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, electric power
consumption and electric range figures were determined based on the
prescribed measurement procedure in accordance with European
Regulation (EC) 2007/715 in the version applicable. Where a range is
shown, the WLTP figures take into account the impact of any optional extras.

Only official figures based on the WLTP procedure are available
for new models that have been type tested since 01.01.2021. In
addition, according to EU Regulation 2022/195, the NEDC values will
no longer be included in the EC certificates of conformity as of
01.01.2023. Further information on the WLTP and NEDC measurement
procedures can also be found at www.bmw.de/wltp.

Further information on official fuel consumption figures and
specific CO2 emission values of new passenger cars is included in
the following guideline: ‘Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch,
die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen’
(Guide to the fuel economy, CO2 emissions and electric power
consumption of new passenger cars), which can be obtained free of
charge from all dealerships, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH
(DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at https://www.dat.de/co2/.

Please contact for any inquiries:

Press and Public Relations

Martin Schleypen, Product Communications BMW M Automobiles

Telefon: +49-89-382-37889

E-Mail: Martin.Schleypen@bmwgroup.com

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E-Mail: Alexandra.Landers@bmw.de

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E-Mail: presse@bmw.de

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Fuel consumption combined in the WLTP cycle: 9.8 – 9.6 l/100 km; CO2
emissions combined in the WLTP cycle: 222 – 218 g/km; figures for the
NEDC cycle: – 

BMW M3 Touring

Fuel consumption combined: 10.4 – 10.1 l/100 km [27.2 – 28.0 mpg
imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 235 – 229 g/km in the WLTP cycle; NEDC
figures: –


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