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BMW 335i xDrive M Performance announced in Canada

May 17, 2013

Sometimes the Australian market misses out on the really desirable stuff from overseas. The latest is the limited edition BMW 335i xDrive M Performance, which has just been announced for Canada.

BMW 335i xDrive M Performance

Based on the 335i sedan, the xDrive version, as the name suggests, gets BMW’s ‘xDrive’ all-wheel drive system. Various BMW sedans are available with all-wheel drive in some other markets, particularly where snowy conditions are a regular occurrence.

To add even more salt to the wound, for us Australians that is, the xDrive system is also available with the full M Performance pack. The package goes further than simply a dressier bodykit, there’s lots of real carbon fibre (as seen on the 118d M Performance reviewed late last year), as well as some minor engine tuning.

Yep, the 335i M Performance comes with boosted outputs thanks to the M Power Kit and M Performance exhaust. Power is taken from the factory 225kW rating out to a respectable 240kW, while torque is increased from 400Nm to 450Nm.

All sent through the all-wheel drive setup, the 335i xDrive is actually as quick as a current BMW M3 across a 0-100km/h sprint. It takes the 335i xDrive just 4.9 seconds.

Other tasty details include exclusive exterior colours – Valencia Orange and Laguna Seca Blue – the M Performance bodykit with bespoke side skirts and front and rear bumper bars, as well as a set of 20-inch black-spoke alloy wheels.

What a shame Australia misses out. Local BMW dealers do offer various M Performance accessories as options. And we’re sure if you asked you could get most of this stuff for your 3 Series, especially the cosmetic enhancements.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.