BMW reveals 435i ZHP edition

Paying tribute to the E46 3-Series ZHP option code, the new package brings handling improvements and other M Performance upgrades.

BMW has revealed the 435i ZHP Coupe Edition, bringing a wide range of aesthetic and suspension upgrades.

The package pays tribute to the ZHP Performance Package available for the last few years of the E46 3-Series. The original ZHP option code featured an M-Tech II body kit, unique shifter knob, upgraded suspension parts and special cam shafts that raised power output to 235 hp and enabled a higher redline.

The F30-generation ZHP package, available only for the 2016 model year, adds the typical M Sport upgrades along with a new track-handling package, limited-slip differential and other M Performance parts.

A retuned engine and performance air intake add an extra 35 horsepower and 32 lb-ft of torque, bringing total output up to 335 ponies and 332 lb-ft of twist. The extra power helps the coupe get up to 60 mph 0.2 seconds faster than the basic 435i, with a half second shaved off the 50-to-75 mph time.

The track-handling package adds 18-inch Orbit Grey V-Spoke wheels, along with four-piston M Sport brakes up front and two-piston calipers at the rear

The ZHP build is visually distinguished by BMW's M Performance aerodynamics package. Both the front splitter and spoiler are built from bare carbon fiber, while the kidney grille and rear diffuser are painted black.

The company will only be making 100 examples of the 435i ZHP, available with either an eight-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox. Buyers can choose from Alpine White or Black Sapphire Metallic body paint. Pricing will be announce closer to the July production start.

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