One of the biggest complaints about the outgoing BMW 3-Series coupe (E92) was not its lacking steering feel over previous generation cars or that its price had taken another leap.
It centered around one, frankly, nuanced area. The lack of a limited-slip differential (LSD).
For wannabe Michael Schumachers and fanbois needing to prove their street cred this became a topic of discussion. Typically it involved a lot of puffing muscles and saying how BMW was essentially trying to hold them hostage to get an M3 as it did have an LSD.
Good news though, sports fans! BMW has officially made it official that it WILL be offering an LSD in the all-new 4-Series coupe as an OEM add-on through its M Performance parts catalogue.
No word on price just yet but I'd say be ready to bring cash. A lot of it.
You know what they say..."Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it!"
...BMW will finally offer an optional limited slip differential (LSD) as part of the M Performance Parts catalog. The LSD will be a clutch type unit and feature a 30% lockup. LSD may be offered for other models eventually, depending on how well it sells for the 4 Series.
The M Performance LSD will join the other mechanical upgrades we have seen in the F30 3 Series Catalog - the M Performance Power Kit (+33 hp / + 37 lb-ft), exhaust system, brakes, suspension (10mm lowering), and a new style 20" M Performance wheels...