The new 335i and now 135i Performance Edition will feature a boost in power and some distinguishing features that will ensure its success, according to the automaker.
This Performance Edition kit designed for the 335i range will also be available for the BMW 135i when it goes on sale this August.
Performance Edition Kit is a performance and styling upgrade for cars equipped with the single-turbo 3.0-liter straight-six BMW engine, otherwise known as the N55. It essentially turns up the heat on the engine, enabling it to dish out 20 more horsepower and 32 more pound-feet of torque.
If we do a simple calculation it result that with the kit installed, peak output on the 135i will now come in at 320 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque, which should guarantee slightly better acceleration and a new top speed (once the electronic limiter is removed). At 335i increases the engine power output from 300 hp to 320hp and torque from 300 lb ft to 317 / 332 lb ft (manual / automatic transmission).
Next to this massive power, Performance Edition package also includes black grilles and grille surrounds, as well as special badging to ensure onlookers know your 135i or 335i isn’t some regular run of the mill model.
The final price of the kit for 135i wasn’t announced yet, but expect it to come in at the same $550 level that 335i owners will pay.