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      08-08-2019, 06:05 AM   #1
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New BMW 1 series owner

Hi

Just wanted to say hi and I purchased my first BMW 1 series M Sport (2016) last week and wanted to ask a few questions regarding upgrades and what people have found works well with these cars.

Breaks - what are or is a popular break upgrade, vented discs and pads, stock pads etc, your thoughts please

Engine upgrades - Performance wise, i know its a big field but just looking to get a bit more poke out of the old girl.

Any other hints and tips to look at in this forum for a new owner.

Thanks all in advance.

Gordy.
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      08-08-2019, 10:41 AM   #2
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It is easier to give advice if you tell what kind of F20 this is. Petrol? Diesel? Engine type? 114i? M140i? X-drive? Do you have M-Sport brakes?
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      08-10-2019, 03:59 AM   #3
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Petrol, 118i, stock car
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The B38 engine can be chip tuned, but the gains are not nearly as large as on the four cylinder engines.

There is an M-Sport brake option which can be retrofitted. It is however a lot cheaper to add as an option on a new car. These brakes are the ones that are standard on the M135i and M140i.

If you are using the stock runflat tyres, you can gain more grip and comfort by going for a set of conventional tyres like Michelin Pilot Sport 4.
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Hi

Just wanted to say hi and I purchased my first BMW 1 series M Sport (2016) last week and wanted to ask a few questions regarding upgrades and what people have found works well with these cars.

Breaks - what are or is a popular break upgrade, vented discs and pads, stock pads etc, your thoughts please

Engine upgrades - Performance wise, i know its a big field but just looking to get a bit more poke out of the old girl.

Any other hints and tips to look at in this forum for a new owner.

Thanks all in advance.

Gordy.
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      08-18-2019, 12:02 PM   #6
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