Suppose you are in the process of finding a high profile BMW with exclusivity tagged on, but really cannot afford the full-fledged M badge, the marvelous B6 Alpina is either too expensive or too big, which also has manual transmission deficiency. Then you would better act with alacrity as BMW is releasing the 2016 435iZHP Coupe Edition in the very near future.
This lovely E46 3-series is paid tribute by the 4-series, and the ZHP performance package holding a bundle of hotter cams, sport-oriented chassis, and higher redline. What are likely to be offered with the undisclosed bundle? The new 2016 Track Handling package, M performance package, M performance limited slip differential and an array of M accessories will be added. There is a 35hp hike in the power thus making it 335 horses and the torque figure will change according to the transmission of choice. The torque will be 332 pounds per feet if you choose the manual and for the automatic it will be a toned down 317 pounds. Even this supersedes the present stock by 14 lb-ft.
Software tweaks are instrumental in increasing the power gain along with M performance engine cover and revised intake. 0.2 seconds is gained at the 0-60mph sprint, and it is 0.5 seconds for the 50-75mph dash. The exhausts for the ZHP also are lighter with stainless tips. On the exterior, there are carbon fiber spoilers in the front and rear, rocker panels are aggro looking, and the rear diffuser is M performance with an expanded grille in metal. The highlight of the visual arsenal, however, is the Black Kidney grilles. The bane of Irish miners, the much feared Black Kidney is in the front when you go on the fast lane.
The cabin gets aluminum hexagon trim accented in gloss black and it inherits the M Sport steering wheel too. Production of the car begins in July this year.