The Middle East no stranger to seeing special edition vehicles, but it did look strange to us that BMW Abu Dhabi would go the route of preparing a special edition version of the M135i . It’s called the "M Performance Special Edition," and to be fair, it does look sprightly, especially the way the Mineral Grey metallic hue combines well with those red and orange accents.
Racing stripes with a checkered flag design also run down the middle of the M135i, which is a nice touch and fits in well with the whole special edition identity BMW Abu Dhabi is trying to convey. Carbon-fiber mirrors add a touch of sporty exclusivity to the mix, as does the new set of M alloy wheels.
All the exterior and interior changes to the M Performance Special Edition are impressive. But that’s the extent of it, because the model doesn’t carry any engine upgrades. Instead, customers will get the same 3.0-liter, six-cylinder engine that develops 320 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque.
BMW Abu Dhabi has an interesting M135i in its hands, but how much attention will it really get in a market so used to getting its supercar on?
Click past the jump to read more about the BMW M135i M Performance Special Edition.
BMW M135i M Performance Special Edition in Detail
The interior of the M Performance Special Edition received a new M Performance kit, which comprises of new racing components replacing the standard equipment. There’s a new steering wheel, new pedals, and a new gear shifter in there, too.
The checkered flag graphics aren’t just found on the racing stripes that run the length of the car. Both side panels also get them just above the side skirts.
Give us a chance to own this special edition M135i and we won’t waste a second snagging this up.