Usually, BMW takes its time to release information on the much sought after M Sport kits for its new models. However, that isn’t the case with the all-new 2012 3-Series as the Bavarian manufacturer also slipped out details on the optional M Sport packages for the premium sedan that goes on sale next February.
Scheduled for launch in the summer of 2012, the M Sport package comes with special exterior and interior features and it will be available on the basic trim level as well as on any of three equipment lines.
So what’s included in the package? For starters, it adds a lowered M Sport suspension with a 10mm (0.4 in.) drop in ride height, which works with firmer suspension and damping as well as harder anti-roll bars.
On the outside, there are 18-alloy wheels and an the typical M aerodynamic parts such as the bespoke front bumper and rear diffuser, along with chrome tailpipes, and the BMW Individual High-gloss Shadowline trim.
In typical BMW-pocket-digging-fashion, the Bavarians also offer optional extras for the…optional M Sport package including an exclusive M paint shade, an Adaptive M Sport suspension with electronically controlled damping, 19-inch wheels and larger M Sport brakes in a contrasting blue paint finish with aluminium four-piston fixed callipers at the front and two-piston fixed callipers at the rear.
As for the interior, there are sports seats in unique cloth/Alcantara upholstery, trim elements with blue accent strips, an M Shortshifter for models with a manual gearbox, M door sill finishers, an M driver’s footrest and the new M leather steering wheel.