Just last week, we’ve revealed a new package for BMW 1- and 3-Series buyers in the UK. Made to pay homage to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, the US will too receive Performance Edition Packages as well, but just for the 335i sedan and 135i coupe.
Costing only $550, the package features a power increase for the turbocharged N55 inline-six, going up from 300-hp to 320-hp with torque getting a up from 300 lb-ft to 317 torques for the manual and 332 torques for the automatic. The results are 0-60 times that are faster by 0.2 seconds and 50mph to 70 mph comes 0.5 seconds quicker.
Blacked out kidney grills and a BMW Performance badge will help differentiate the Performance Edition from standard models and will cost an extra $550. So yes, unfortunately the Performance Editions don’t include the BMW M-Sport packages like they do in Europe.
BMW said that the contents of the BMW Performance Edition will be made available to existing 135i and 335i customers. Pricing to purchase the contents of this edition as a retrofit will be announced in August, 2011.
– By: Chris Chin