Thursday, April 16, 2015

2015 BMW 335i M

This irregular Bimmer highlights the M Sport Line appearance package and enough custom work to make seeing a copy improbable. Luckily, the Middle Eastern dealership didn't stop after the body, as it did a little torque work in the engine under the hood.BMW Abu Dhabi is no stranger to customizing Bimmers, and the 3 Series is certainly one that is primed for loads of mods. This time around, the luxury dealership began with a standard BMW BMW 335i with the M Performance visual package, then added in a new front splitter and side skirts in matte black with orange stripes. Likewise included is an affection it-or-contempt it set of topsy turvy dashing stripes that you can follow the distance back to the unobtrusive spoiler on the storage compartment cover. Additionally gracing the posterior is another guard embed with a diffuser example. 

Balancing the look of this shocking 3er is a situated of BMW M Performance Double-Spoke 405M wheels. These rollers are 20 inches in diameter and come wrapped in Y-evaluated 225/35R20 rubber in advance and 255/30R20 out back.On the inside, things appear to be standard Bimmer ware, but that’s certainly not a bad thing. Though BMW Abu Dhabi wasn’t clear on the interior, it appears to feature Dakota Saddle Brown leather (an option I don’t believe is available with the M Performance Package here in the U.S.), carbon-fiber accents on the dash and center console, and an M steering wheel. Unlike many other dealer-built special models, this one includes a few updates under the hood. BMW Abu Dhabi started things off by installing the M Performance Power Kit, which bumped the 335i from its stock 300 horses and 300 pound-feet of torque to 320 horses and 332 pound-feet.This pack incorporates an ECU streak and a M Performance air-admission sytems to drain those additional horsespowers. 

After that, the merchant hurled in an Akrapovic exhaust system for good measure, sticking the 3.0-liter, TwinPower Turbo's energy number at 340 horses. 

In its base setup, the 335i hits 60 mph in 5.1 seconds with the auto transmission, and tops out at an electronically constrained 130 mph. I think the included drive and torque ought to drop 0.1 second off the sprint time, and I am willing to wager the ECU mod takes out the representative, permitting the 335i to top out closer to the 160 mph mark. Sure, the Bimmer is a custom job, so matching it up with another car is nearly impossible, but Audi Abu Dhabi offers plenty of options for the A4 50 TFSI quattro S Line to make a worthy competitor. To get the old A4 up to the level of the Bimmer I needed to tick a few boxes and drive the price up to 188,600 AED ($55,345.

The only downside is that the A4 produces just 272 horsepower from its 3.0-liter TFSI engine. This gets the sedan to 62 mph in a respectable 5.9 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 mph, but it is well behind BMW Abu Dhabi’s custom 335i.I love dealer-customized rigs, and BMW Abu Dhabi is certainly one of the best when it comes to clean, custom Bimmers. This 335i is a shining example of exactly what the dealership can do. Not only will it add look-good bits, but it is not afraid to slap on a few go-fast goodies, too.

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