Are you a BMW owner who is happy with their vehicle, but feel like it’s missing a certain touch to make it their own? There are tons of aftermarket parts and accessories that can do the job, but sometimes a four or five-figure custom build just isn’t in the cards. In this article, we’ll take a look at the top 10 BMW accessories that won’t leave you wondering if you can pay rent at the end of the month.
Many of these accessories are functional in some form or fashion, while others are purely aesthetic. No matter the reason, if you’re looking to personalize your BMW for under $100, you’ve come to the right place.
For more information on BMW accessories, refer to our table of contents.
Table of contents
- 1. Editor's Pick: Grolish Car Door LED Projector Courtesy Lights
- 2. iJDMTOY M-Colored Grille Insert Trims for BMW 3 Series
- Promoted Product: CarCovers.com Platinum Shield Car Cover
- 3. S-WEKA M Line Anti-Slip Cup Mat
- 4. BMW Black Stainless License Frame with M Logo
- 5. Signswise No Drill Anti-Slip Pedal Covers
- 6. BMW Genuine Factory OEM Windshield Sunshade
- 7. BMW Floor Mats
- 8. Auto Sport 2.75 Auto Cup Holder
- 9. BMW Electric Tire Pressure Gauge
- 10. CzlpV Carbon Fiber Valve Stem Caps
1. Editor's Pick: Grolish Car Door LED Projector Courtesy Lights
A very affordable and clever accessory to complement your BMW is Grolish’s car door LED projector courtesy lights. These projector LED lights are extremely easy to install, taking about five minutes of your time, and feature Cree LED chips with an advertised life span of over 50,000 hours. These welcome door lights shine a BMW logo on the floor when you open the door, providing a stylish light that will come in handy when entering and exiting the vehicle.
Constructed primarily of ABS plastic, these welcome lights fit a wide variety of BMW models, including select generations of the 3, 5, 6, and 7 Series, as well as variants of X5, X6, Z4.
Shoppers can also choose between the BMW Roundel logo or the BMW M logo.
2. iJDMTOY M-Colored Grille Insert Trims for BMW 3 Series
The iconic BMW M colors can be added to your BMW with a simple, affordable accessory. These colored grille insert trims represent the light blue, dark blue, and red shades found in the M logo, fitting over the standard kidney grille on various BMW models. They are constructed from ABS plastic and simply clip on for installation.
These inserts are available for a wide variety of BMW models, including the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 Series, as well as the X1, X3, X5, X6, and more. iJDMTOY does a great job explaining which applications a particular product doesn’t fit, so pay close attention to the description to make sure you’re getting the right product for your vehicle.
Promoted Product: CarCovers.com Platinum Shield Car Cover
People may say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but we also know it doesn’t matter how much work you’ve put into kitting out your BMW on the inside if it’s covered in rust and water spots on the outside. So if you park your BMW outdoors, you’re going to want a reliable car cover to protect your paint job from the elements. The Platinum Shield Car Cover from CarCovers.com is the company’s top-of-the-line option, thanks to its high-grade construction and a UV-reflective polyurethane coating that protects your prized possession from sun and water damage, dust, dirt, rust, tree sap and other harmful pollutants. What’s more, the durable synthetic fabric naturally resists mold and mildew, while the soft fleece underlining ensures the cover won’t leave behind any unsightly scratches.
CarCovers.com’s Platinum Shield comes with a limited lifetime warranty, and, unlike universal covers, it’s sized with your BMW in mind, resulting in a snug, secure fit no matter your model. (Looking for added protection? Be sure to check out the company’s ultra-plush Platinum Quick-Dry Towels for scratch, spot and swirl-free car detailing.)
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3. S-WEKA M Line Anti-Slip Cup Mat
S-WEKA offers these stylish M Line anti-slip cup mats that fit nicely in the cupholders of various BMW models including the 1, 3, 5, and 7 Series, the X1, X3, X4, X5, X6, and others. Three sizes are available: 2.6-inch diameter, 2.9-inch diameter, and 3.2-inch diameter. These cup mats are waterproof and dustproof, and aid in keeping your cup groove clean and tidy.
These mats are constructed from silicone, so they’re easy to clean. All three sizes are 6mm thick.
The company also offers a rubber sticky pad, which can be used to hold a cell phone. That product can directly stick to the dash of any vehicle without needing adhesive or a magnet. The bottom is lined with a multi-function, anti-slip mat, which can easily be cleaned with water.
4. BMW Black Stainless License Frame with M Logo
Nothing too fancy here, but this is a classy and stylish BMW black stainless license plate frame featuring the iconic M logo. This is a genuine BMW accessory and includes spacers and caps for easy installation.
Most owners are satisfied with the quality of the plate frame, but did mention that the included plastic caps aren’t great quality and there are no screws for installation.
5. Signswise No Drill Anti-Slip Pedal Covers
Not only do these pedal covers look great compared to the factory pedals, they offer an overall improved driving experience with better responsiveness and clearer driver feedback. They feature a non-slip design with heavy duty stainless steel construction. Signswise’s anti-slip pedal covers fit the BMW 1, 3, 5, and 7 Series, as well as X3, X5, and Z4 models, but only with automatic transmissions since they only include two pedal covers. These covers do not fit SMG models, or the M3 and M4.
No drilling or welding is required to install these stylish pedal covers.
6. BMW Genuine Factory OEM Windshield Sunshade
If you own a 2006-2012 BMW 3 Series, you can grab yourself this simple genuine OEM windshield sunshade. Featuring the BMW name proudly displayed on the front of the sunshade, this product is made from durable material and includes a storage bag for when it’s not being used.
Naturally there are more sunshades available for other BMW models, so search around if you need one for a different vehicle than the 3 Series. A sunshade not only makes for a great accessory for any BMW vehicle, but is also a great gift idea for the BMW owner in your life.
7. BMW Floor Mats
Maybe your factory floor mats are getting worn and need to be replaced, or you simply want something more stylish. There’s a wide variety of BMW floor mats available in different shades such as beige or black to complement the rest of your interior. There are also all-weather or all-season floor mat options, if you live in an area that experiences rain or snow.
Some companies also offer M Performance-themed floor mats (seen above), which can add a touch of sport to your vehicle. When shopping for floor mats, make sure they’re designed to fit your particular vehicle and application.
8. Auto Sport 2.75 Auto Cup Holder
If you were interested in the M cup mat seen earlier on our list but prefer one sporting the BMW Roundel logo, Auto Sport has you covered. This is a 2.75-inch diameter cup holder insert made from high quality silicone material. Like the anti-slip cup mat above, this coaster is designed to protect surfaces from moisture and beverage overflow. Keep any messes away from the surface of your actual BMW cupholder with this coaster, which can easily be removed and washed.
Auto Sport also offers its coaster with a variety of different automaker’s logos, so you can also grab someone a gift while you’re purchasing yours.
9. BMW Electric Tire Pressure Gauge
Keeping tabs on your tire pressure is extremely important not just for a safe driving experience, but also for fuel economy. This is why having an electric tire pressure gauge is always handy. This particular product is a genuine BMW accessory, manufactured from durable, high impact ABS. It automatically turns on and off and features a replaceable battery.
The front of the electric tire pressure gauge has a large, easy-to-read display.
10. CzlpV Carbon Fiber Valve Stem Caps
Every luxury vehicle needs a fancy set of valve stem caps. Although your BMW likely comes with a nice set of valve stem caps straight from the factory, there are plenty of aftermarket options that add a bit more style to your car. These carbon fiber ones for example are constructed from zinc alloy and carbon fiber, measuring 19mm long with an outer diameter of 10mm.
Each cap weighs just 3 grams and are easily installed by simply replacing your factory units.
September 17, 2020: Updated with a promoted product recommendation.
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