The kit includes revised ECU tuning and a larger intercooler to provide a healthy lift in outputs for the 2.0 litre turbodiesel from 135kW/379Nm to 147kW/420Nm.
BMW claims the kit can improve 0-100km/h acceleration by up to one second, without affecting fuel efficiency or CO2 emissions (on the EU cycle).
Also on display will be an expanded range of M Performance personalisation accessories, including carbon-finish mirror caps, wheel options, diffuser inserts and sill protectors.
Speaking with TMR today, BMW’s Scott Croaker has confirmed that the ‘20d’ M Performance Power Kit will be made available for local 1, 3, and 5 Series models subject to ADR compliance.
It's no sure thing, however. ADR compliance will also define local availability of other new M Performance accessories.
Overseas M exhaust options have already been ruled out, due to Australia's strict drive-by noise requirements.