BMW's latest crossovers get M Performance goodies


BMW is on a roll with consecutive launches of crossovers. In the span of a year, the German automaker launched three new models, namely the all-new X3 and X4, along with the first ever X2. Now, they're keen to add performance credentials to the new crossovers by giving each of them the M Performance treatment.

In essence, the M Performance models are a step above the standard M Sport. They feature unique sporty trimmings, along with a special interior. On all three crossovers, their M bumpers feature gloss black highlights on the center air intake. More of these highlights can be seen on the corner air intakes and, on the X3 and X4, foglight housings.

Special side sills are also part of the package, as well as the M Performance signature black strip at the bottom of the doors. Exclusive to the M Performance models are a pair of carbon fiber side mirror caps. Also the standard M Sport wheels are finished in a glossy shade of dark gray. Speaking of which, larger rim options are also available, up to 20 inches for the X2 and X3 and 21 inches for the X4.

Inside, it's largely carried over the standard M Sport models but there are a few changes to the trimmings. There's a thicker-rimmed steering wheel present, which is trimmed in leather and Alcantara. The upper and lower part of the steering wheel are also covered in leather, as is the accompanying steering wheel trim panel. Steering wheel trim panels are also optionally available for the BMW X3 and BMW X4 in carbon fibre/leather, with central clasp in either open-pore or high-gloss carbon fiber.

BMW has yet to announce if there will be an available power kit for these crossovers.