Sharpened design, perfected power unit, maximized driving dynamics.

BMW M Performance


Sharpened design, perfected power unit, maximized driving dynamics.

THE M PERFORMANCE FAMILY. INTENSIFIED DRIVING PLEASURE.Sharpened design, perfected power unit, maximized driving dynamics.

As exclusive offers from BMW M GmbH, the M Performance Automobiles combine the best of their respective series with the dynamic genes of BMW M, thus creating their own class. The uncompromising combinations of sporting character, everyday utility and comfort are perfected in every M Performance Automobile: from the compact BMW M240i and the versatile X models to the unique BMW M760Li xDrive, they stand out because of their independent interpretations of intensified driving pleasure.

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Figures for the BMW M760Li xDrive
Combined fuel consumption: 12.6* l/100 km
Combined CO₂ emissions: 299* g/km

* These figures are preliminary values only and have not yet been confirmed.

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M Performance Automobiles line up at the start with the M Sport package as a standard feature. In addition to the M Sport suspension, it also contains the M aerodynamics package. Also included in the package are enlarged air inlets in the front apron in order to cool the engines and a colour-contrasting rear diffusor insert. Yet the M Performance Automobiles offer much more still. Outside and inside they have exclusive options to clearly distinguish them from their respective model series. Optically and technically they master their role as cars suitable for everyday use with a perfect guarantee of adrenalin, thus closing the gap between the top models of the series and the high-performance vehicles from BMW M GmbH.  


Design accents at the front.

The unmistakeable design details of the M Performance Automobiles include additional applications in accent colour within the front apron. Depending on the model, selected elements of the kidney grille are also in accent colour, as shown here for the M760Li xDrive in Cerium Grey.
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Exclusive light alloy wheels.

Every M Performance Automobile lines up with exclusive wheel styling in accent colour. In this case, the BMW M760Li xDrive with 20-inch M Double-spoke 760 M light alloy wheels in Cerium Grey.
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M logo on the side wall.

The M logo in Dark Chrome or Cerium Grey, according to the model, is an elegant way of accentuating that the vehicle is an M Performance Automobile.
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Exterior mirror caps in accent colour.

The curved mirror caps are finished in Ferric Grey or Cerium Grey, according to the model. Their aerodynamic design offers barely any resistance to the airstream.
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Exhaust pipe finishers on both sides.

M Performance Automobiles are instantly recognisable because of the exhaust pipe finishers on both sides, which are designed specifically for the respective model. The result is a powerful looking tail.
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Model designation on rear.

The specific model designation in accent colour with the integrated “M” on the rear underlines the close relationship between the M Performance Automobiles and the models of BMW M.
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Door sill finishers with model designation.

In the M Performance Automobiles, driver and passenger are welcomed by door sill finishers bearing the model designation. However, in the BMW M760Li xDrive, this greeting is delivered in a particularly stylish manner: the exclusive “V12” replaces the model designation.
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Model designation in the cockpit.

The instrument cluster with model designation serves as an appetizer of the driving fun in store. In the BMW M760Li xDrive illustrated, an exclusive speedometer display extending up to 330 km/h supplements this M Performance feature.
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The M Performance Automobiles are equipped with the most powerful engines from the model series. Each one underlines the unique selling point of the respective model. The sole six-cylinder is employed in the BMW 1 Series and 2 Series. The X5 M50d as well as the X6 M50d accelerate particularly dynamically thanks to the three-stage turbocharging. The only V12 petrol engine with 610 hp is reserved – for the M760Li xDrive. Impressive power units with driving characteristics further intensified by their spine-tingling, emotive sound.

  • Emotive M Performance sound

    An impressive engine sound intensifies the sporty driving experience. This is why M Performance Automobiles have a characteristic sound. In the BMW M240i, for example, the intelligent air vent control and elimination of the middle silencer is responsible for an exclusive, acoustic experience. Every leap in the revs passes through the sensory organs on its way straight to the heart. The sound has reached perfection in the BMW M760Li xDrive: the M Sport exhaust system in the underbody region provides an especially emotive V12 sound. According to the driver’s preference and driving situation, the charge changing acoustics vary the sound between the discreetly elegant and the aggressively high performance.

    Figures for the BMW M240i Coupé
    Combined fuel consumption: 7.8 to 7.1 l/100 km
    Combined CO₂ emissions: 179 to 163 g/km

    Figures for the BMW M240i Convertible
    Combined fuel consumption: 8.3 to 7.4 l/100 km
    Combined CO₂ emissions: 189 to 169 g/km

Figures for the BMW X5 M50d
Combined fuel consumption: 6.6 l/100 km
Combined CO₂ emissions: 173 g/km

Figures for the BMW X6 M50d
Combined fuel consumption: 6.6 l/100 km
Combined CO₂ emissions: 174 g/km

** Lowest value is achieved with the optional equipment SA 2AM 17" light alloy wheels Streamline style 306.

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250 kW/340 hp.

The M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder petrol engine with a displacement of 3.0 litres combines Valvetronic including Double-VANOS and direct petrol injection with a TwinScroll turbocharger. An extremely spontaneous response, high torque even at low revs and across a broad power band characterise this powerful engine. The result is a maximum torque of 500 Nm. This power unit features in the BMW M240i.
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265 kW/360 hp.

The M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder petrol engine sets standards by combining impressive power with a level of thrust maintained up into the maximum rev ranges. The engine with forged steel crankshaft inspires with the revving ability typical of BMW M. A maximum torque of 465 Nm is now available between 1,350 and 5,250 rpm. The 3.0-litre engine achieves its maximum output of 265 kW (360 hp) between 5,800 and 6,000 rpm.
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280 kW/381 hp.

The M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder diesel engine furnishes the vehicle with remarkable thrust from the word go. This is due in no small part to the three-stage turbocharging process with variable turbine geometry. Thanks to its direct response, balanced torque band and the wide usable revving range, this power unit is already able to unleash it maximum torque of 740 Nm between 2000 and 3000 rpm. An impressive performance that is combined with maximum efficiency in this engine. The power unit features in the BMW M550d, the BMW X5 M50d and the BMW X6 M50d.
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448 kW/610 hp.

The M Performance TwinPower Turbo twelve-cylinder petrol engine is a masterpiece of automotive engineering and an extremely cultivated source of power for superior driving pleasure. Its incomparable refinement and smooth power delivery provide an emotional experience for driver and passengers alike. The V12 engine combines two turbochargers with the Double-VANOS variable camshaft adjustment and High Precision Injection. The twelve-cylinder thus delivers a mighty 800 Nm as maximum torque in the range from 1,500 to 5,000 rpm, together with a maximum torque of 448 kW (610 hp) at 5,250-6,000 rpm and accelerates the BMW M760Li xDrive from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.7 seconds. Fuel is used with supreme efficiency thanks to High Precision Injection. This power unit features in the BMW M760Li xDrive.
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Unique driving dynamics and great everyday utility – M Performance Automobiles combine what sounds like a contradiction to produce an uncompromising driving experience. The comprehensive know-how and the innovative power of BMW M GmbH flow directly into development to result in impressive driving precision. To match the respective vehicle character, the driving dynamic characteristics of the M Performance Automobiles have been distinctly designed with sport in mind. The result can be measured in smiles per corner.

  • More traction: BMW xDrive

    M Performance Automobile cars are equipped with the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system either as an option or a standard feature. It permanently distributes the driving forces to all four wheels according to the current coefficients of friction. Dynamics, traction and agility are noticeably improved in all driving situations. To meet the special demands of driving dynamics in the M Performance models, the system has been designed with greater emphasis on the rear wheels and hence on sporting character.

  • Sporty tuning: the chassis

    In order to translate the outstanding engine performance into impressive and authoritative driving dynamics, M Performance Automobiles have specific settings for the suspension. These include individually configured spring and damping systems as well as specific elasto-kinematics for the front axle. In the BMW X5 M50d and BMW X6 M50d, Adaptive suspension with Dynamic Damping Control guarantees precise handling control. The BMW M760Li xDrive features a suspension system, Executive Drive Pro, specially tuned to its sportier character: Its electromechanical roll reduction fitted as standard lends the limousine particularly athletic driving properties.

  • For precise manoeuvring: the steering

    The steering sensation in an M Performance Automobile is unique. Precise responses from every manoeuvre and the smooth feeling when taking tight bends whet the appetite for even sportier experiences. Power steering and the self-centring effect have been individually modified for all models. In the BMW M760Li xDrive, Integral Active Steering additionally comes into play as a standard feature to increase agility and driving safety.

  • Pure performance: tyres and brakes

    M Performance Automobiles are equipped with the largest available M wheels. A specifically tuned Performance tyre is fitted to selected models. Extremely durable high-performance fibres guarantee maximum possible stability of the tread and deliver maximum grip even during dynamic cornering. Their outstanding braking properties are further enhanced by braking systems with the largest possible discs in each case. A number of the M Performance models, such as the BMW M240i, have M Sport brakes fitted as standard to bring them resolutely to a standstill.


Although the experts at BMW M GmbH have employed a fully integrated design concept aimed at especially dynamic vehicles, in the M Performance Automobiles, BMW M Performance Parts are available separately for a large number of BMW and BMW M models in the categories of Aerodynamics, Drivetrain, Cockpit and Chassis. From the especially impressive sound to the performance-elevating power kit, with each individual accessory you are laying down a clear statement of sporty driving pleasure.

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

The figures for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption depend on the wheel and tyre sizes selected. Consumtion data is determined in accordance to the ECE driving cycle.

The driving range depends on a variety of factors, especially: personal driving behaviour, selected route, weather conditions, usage of heating/cooling and preconditioning.

Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany.

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