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      04-25-2013, 11:01 AM   #1
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We had a chance this week to drive a group of F30 335i equipped with the full complement of BMW M Performance Parts. On the performance side, these cars featured the M Performance Power Kit (PPK), suspension kit, brakes and exhaust. Cosmetic enhancements include the M Performance front lip spoiler/splitters, sport stripes, carbon fiber mirror caps, black kidney grilles, side-sill decals, 20" wheels (Style 405M), carbon fiber/alcantara interior and carbon fiber shift lever.

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With the M Performance Suspension Kit, the 335i handling felt several increments more immediate and responsive, with less roll, squat or dive than a standard 335i. The body roll is not completely eliminated of course, but it is reduced. The cars looked great too with the reduced wheel gap. The upgraded brakes held up well lap after lap and session after session (there were hundreds of laps taken by hundreds of BMW Client Advisers through two days of track sessions), although the standard 335i brakes are already terrific. Typically, upgraded brakes provide the most benefit for track use, where it deals better with brake fade than the standard brakes.

With the 335i M Performance Power Kit [Dinan dyno] installed, the F30s had plenty of go, but I haven't driven a F30 335i in some time and there were no standard 335i on hand for comparison, so it was not as easy to tell the performance difference using the ole' butt dyno. However, the PPK's official specs (+20hp / +32 lb-ft torque), tell us that we were accelerating 0.2 seconds faster 0-60mph than a standard 335i would have

Sounds

As for the sound of the F30 M Performance Exhaust, it's hard to convey precisely in words as usual when describing sounds, so have a listen in the video below. Suffice (and obvious) to say, it's an improvement upon the factory 335i exhaust, without being overly loud or obnoxious.

Looks

Looks is a subjective criteria, and we've always felt that the F30 could have had a sportier design in stock form. But, the M Performance cosmetic parts (in conjunction with the M Sport package aero kit) improves upon the factory look greatly... save for the sport stripes which are probably too garish for a regular street car.

For full details and pricing (U.S.) on all F30 M Performance Parts, see below.


Video of 335i M Performance Model in Action




F30 335i M Performance Parts Equipped Cars

F30 3 Series M Performance Parts display from 2012 AMI show



Here's the complete U.S. price list (with details on the parts):












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What's the total cost of adding all these performance parts to a F30?
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What's the total cost of adding all these performance parts to a F30?
The parts are more than 5.5k. if labor is included may jump up to 6.5k or more.
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What's the total cost of adding all these performance parts to a F30?
Enough to buy an M3 lol.
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Enough to buy an M3 lol.
Exactly

I guess it would only make sense to put these on 328. Since the gap in performance between 328 and 335 is much smaller vs the gap between 335 and M3, 328 M Performance for 335 price is ok. 335 M Performance for M3 price = not so much.
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What's the total cost of adding all these performance parts to a F30?
I've added the complete price list to the first post.
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Thanks Jason!
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The parts are more than 5.5k. if labor is included may jump up to 6.5k or more.
I would double your estimate.

The wheels and tires are $4500 alone, $2500 in brakes, $2200 in suspension, $1500 in aero body work, $1000 in outside carbon, $2000 interior, $1200 exhaust + labor.

Granted there is the CCA discount, but its still lots of money.
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I would double your estimate.

The wheels and tires are $4500 alone, $2500 in brakes, $2200 in suspension, $1500 in aero body work, $1000 in outside carbon, $2000 interior, $1200 exhaust + labor.

Granted there is the CCA discount, but its still lots of money.
$15,000 + Labour
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Can't they just give me one of those free?
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Yeah, that exhaust sounds nice...

So these didn't come with the M Performance Power kit? Just exhaust, brakes, and suspension for performance upgrades?
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I would double your estimate.

The wheels and tires are $4500 alone, $2500 in brakes, $2200 in suspension, $1500 in aero body work, $1000 in outside carbon, $2000 interior, $1200 exhaust + labor.

Granted there is the CCA discount, but its still lots of money.
You are right. I missed calculated the wheels, suspension and exhaust.
Well you can get them cheaper from getbmwparts tho. They can save you a lot. . But still a truck load of money for a 3 series.
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Yeah, that exhaust sounds nice...

So these didn't come with the M Performance Power kit? Just exhaust, brakes, and suspension for performance upgrades?
All the cars had the M PPK installed. Forgot to mention that originally, but added now.
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Racing stripes! How cool is that!!!!
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You are right. I missed calculated the wheels, suspension and exhaust.
Well you can get them cheaper from getbmwparts tho. They can save you a lot. . But still a truck load of money for a 3 series.
Yep.

Would be interesting to see the full battery of tests on one of these $70k 335's and a e92 M3 Comp package. They cost about the same.
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I love everything but the racing stripes.
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The exhaust sounded pretty damn good!
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Since it would appear that the M Performance Power kit is only offered on the 335i, not the 335is and the general similarities to what you get in the IS, what's different between the 335 w/mppk and the 335is?

It also makes me wonder why anyone would buy the IS if this is available from BMW...
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even adding it to the 328 wouldnt make sense. youd be better off just buying the 335 and getting rep parts for the exterior.
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You don't have to pick everything on this list. With the wheels (which look great BTW) you can buy the ones on this list and sell the OEM wheels, the difference may end up being 1k.

My list since I added the Performance Power Kit will end with the m perf exhaust. I don't need anything else here. You also get to keep your warranty.
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Reads like an AD. I don't see why anyone would be considering this vs. a true M3.

The PPK is especially laughable, adds very little.

PS: I will probably be burned at the stake by the fanboys for this.
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Reads like an AD. I don't see why anyone would be considering this vs. a true M3.

The PPK is especially laughable, adds very little.

PS: I will probably be burned at the stake by the fanboys for this.
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