BMW 435i ZHP Gets More Power And Better Handling

BMW fans may remember the ZHP Performance Package that was offered on 2003-2006 E46 3 Series cars. That special package was iconic in the BMW community and to celebrate that BMW has announced a special ZHP version of the 2016 435i Coupe. The 2016 BMW 435i ZHP Coupe will be a very limited edition car with only 100 units being built.

The car gets a Tack Handling Package for 2016, a BMW M Performance limited slip differential, M Sport Package, and various M Performance Parts. The track package adds 18-inch orbit grey wheels and M Sport brakes with 4 piston front calipers. It also gives drivers the Adaptive M Suspension with variable damper tech and variable sport steering.

The M Performance LSD uses three clutch plates for a total of 30% lockup on acceleration and 9% lockup on deceleration. BMW's M Performance Engine kit ads 35hp and 32 lb-ft of torque to the car thanks to software tuning and an M Performance engine air intake. Total power is 335hp and 332 lb-ft of torque for the auto version and 317 lb-ft with the manual.

A performance exhaust is added that sheds 8.8 pounds and a special BMW M Performance aero package. That aero package is made from carbon-reinforced plastic with a front carbon fiber splitter and rear carbon fiber spoiler. The car also gets an M performance rear diffuser. Pricing on the 435i ZHP coupe is unannounced at this time and the car can be ordered starting in July.

SOURCE: BMW