What is BMW M Sport?

What is BMW M Sport?

BMW M Sport is the top spec trim that BMW has to offer, and is available across the entire BMW range. This trim is also the most sought after, which is hardly surprising as it typically costs around £3,000 more than the next trim down when new!

Although the features in the M Sport trim can vary slightly depending on the model of BMW, everything listed here will be included whatever car you choose.

Exterior features

BMW 116d M Sport
BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Plus

M Sport models are easily distinguishable by the M Sport badges, these are usually stuck on the front wings. This is along with the more aggressive body styling (called M aerodynamic styling) which includes larger air vents and deeper side skirts that make the car look lower and ultimately more eye-catching – especially when you compare it with lower trims!

But it’s not all about the big stuff! There are a few features on M Sport models that are very subtle, but make a big difference. Check out the gloss black trim along with the trademark chrome “kidney” grill with extra-wide black high gloss vertical slats.

Wheels and suspension

Left: BMW 116d M Sport alloys Right: BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Plus alloys

All models with the M Sport trim have upgraded star-spoke style light alloys, which are typically 18 inch and above. The suspension is upgraded too (except in X Drive models). This suspension lowers the car by about 20mm and helps the car take corners better by reducing body roll whilst simultaneously increasing tyre grip.

Interior features

The seats also get a revamp in the M Sport. They are upgraded to a sports-style seat which improves the ride of the driver and front passenger, and on the more premium models, you’ll have leather upholstery on top.

Left: BMW 3 Series 330d M Sport Right: BMW 3 Series 318I SE

The more subtle features inside include leather covers for the gear knob and steering wheel. Plus, the steering wheel itself is slightly smaller in diameter and has a broader rim to help grip.

Left: BMW 3 Series 330e M Sport Right: 320d EfficientDynamics Plus

You’ll have Aluminium Hexagon trim to replace the gloss black covers (check out the steering wheel) and M Sport badges are fitted to the steering wheel and door sills.

For models with manual gearboxes, a short-shift kit is fitted, which reduces the height of the gearstick and helps reduce gear change times.

From the 3 Series upwards, you also can get Drive Performance Control. This changes the characteristics of the vehicle to suit the driver’s preference. So you can make the steering and suspension (depending on the model) deliver a more comfortable ride, a sportier drive or a more economical commute.

Should I buy a BMW M-Sport?

This is entirely up to you! We’ve got plenty of BMWs in stock, so why not see if you can find your perfect one?

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