BMW is about to make current and future 1 and 3 Series sedan owners happy. At least, the ones seeking a tick more performance. The automaker is now offering the BMW Performance Edition as a a limited-availability option package on 2011 335i sedans. It will also be made available to existing 135i and 335i customers beginning later in the year.

The BMW Performance Edition is comprised of a power kit, a pair of blacked-out kidneys for the nose and a BMW Performance Edition badge. The grille treatment and badge are a nice touch, but it's the power kit that holds the meat of the group. Engine output is raised from 300 to 320 horsepower and from 300 to 317 pound-feet of torque for manual-transmission equipped cars and 332 lb-ft for the automatics.

The best part? Checking this option on your order form will only run you an extra $550. That figure is for new cars, while the retrofitted price plan will come out later in the year. Click past the jump for the full press release.
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The BMW Performance Edition brings more horsepower, more torque and unlimited exhilaration to your Ultimate Driving Machine.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ - Performance breeds excitement and the BMW Performance Edition for the 2011 335i / xDrive Sedan ensures that new car buyers are in for that extra thrill beyond the outstanding performance that can already be realized with these exciting vehicles. Customers can now option their vehicles with a special BMW Performance Edition (option code ZMZ) that includes an all-new Power Kit, black kidney grilles and a "BMW Performance Edition" badge for only $550.

The BMW Performance Edition for the 335i highlights a Power Kit which consists of engine tuning software (no additional hardware):

-Increases the engine power output from 300 hp to 320hp and torque from 300 lb ft to 317 / 332 lb ft (manual / automatic transmission); this is the same horsepower rating as the 335is!
-Acceleration from 0-60 mph is 0.2 seconds faster than the standard model and 0.5 seconds faster than the standard model from 50 mph to 75 mph.
-Emissions and fuel consumption ratings are unaffected by the power upgrade.
-Black kidney grilles and a BMW Performance Edition badge will visually identify these Performance Edition vehicles from other 3 Series vehicles.

The BMW Performance Edition is offered only for a limited time on 335i Sedans through the end of 2011 which will ensure that owners of these vehicles will belong to a very special club of performance purists.

BMW is also pleased to announce 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.


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      NightFlight
      • 3 Years Ago
      If it were my money, I'd call up Burger Tuning for the JuiceBox4. My best friend has a 335i and their customer service is the absolute best, and the JuiceBox made ridiculous gains for under $500.
      frank
      • 3 Years Ago
      This makes the 335is irrelevant for all drivers who prefer a manual. In the automatic you still get the dual clutch gear box with the 335is...
      superset5
      • 3 Years Ago
      you can chip the car for a bit more and get better performance and HP. pretty ridiculous
      Kyle
      • 3 Years Ago
      Uhhh for that price you can get Cobb Accessport and add about 100hp. Some of you BMW owners have more money than brains I think
        Rick
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kyle
        Which brains? I followed your suggestion and the Cobb Accessport is $895 for the 135. Fail.
          Kyle
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Rick
          ak74, go ahead and spend $550 + dealer install costs (lol you forgot about that one) and I'll spend $750 and absolutely smoke you like you are standing still with my extra 80hp (and yes I have a warranty). And then I will go smoke a m3, But hey, at least you still have a pretty badge.
          Kyle
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Rick
          Rick, You can get them on the forums for 600-700. That was one example. I bought mine for 750 brand new a long time ago. The JB4 and Procede are even cheaper and will give you similar performance. Let's see...20hp for $550 or 100hp for $300-700 depending on which you go with...hmmmmm
      • 3 Years Ago
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      rmkensington
      • 3 Years Ago
      Or you could pick up a barely used 135i and get the mods from Dinan.
      Nic123
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ummm. I must be missing something. While the packaging of the grille and badge are new, the power kit already exists. I've looked into getting it but thought it was too much $ for so little HP gain... http://www.shopbmwusa.com/productlist.aspx?CategoryId=241&perf=true
        petrol42
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Nic123
        Are you kidding me? $550 is a steal for this kind of legitimate HP and Torque gain while still being SMOG legal. A stainless steel exhaust system for this car would run from $500 to $1000 and you wouldn't come close to the power increase as you would with the package BMW is offering. If I had one of these cars, I'd jump on this bargain.
      Ario
      • 3 Years Ago
      I thought I saw the last generation M3 for a sec.
      Bobby_Sards
      • 3 Years Ago
      Im from Canada and I have a 335i Xdrive with special edition performance package coming in september. Looks like a lot better package then the US performance edition
      • 3 Years Ago
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      KAG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sounds like a good deal, plus it won't screw up the warranty . That black grill should be standard.
      Richard
      • 3 Years Ago
      Have to wonder why BMW is interested in offering this package. Any revenue they make from this will be a drop in their bucket. I think they are trying to maintain and increase interest in their brand. They have done this before and marketed the offering as a "chip." I've had 330 convertible, M3, 335i and have 135i convertible on order and have never modified the engines for more power. It would reduce my tread life and I can't really use the extra horsepower.
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