Dubbed the Championship Edition, the model is based on the three-door hatchback and features a host of minor revisions. BMW hasn’t released details about the car but the images show the model will have a black grille, carbon fiber mirror caps and five-spoke alloy wheels. We can also see a tri-color BMW M stripe with “Championship Edition” lettering above the rear wheels.
BMW declined to release interior pictures but, considering this is a fairly tame special edition, we shouldn’t exact drastic changes aside from some possible Championship Edition badging and maybe a limited edition plaque.
No changes under the hood
We can expect a familiar 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine producing 340 PS (250 kW) and 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) of torque. When equipped with the standard six-speed manual transmission, it enables the hatchback to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.8 seconds before hitting a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
Buyers looking for something quicker can order the optional eight-speed automatic transmission which cuts the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time to 4.6 seconds.
There’s no word on pricing but production will be limited to 30 units and the standard M140i three-door starts at £33,920. Given this is a limited edition model, it will likely be a tad more expensive. If the M140i Shadow Edition is any indication, the Championship Edition could start around £35-36,000.
If the special costs anywhere near as much, buyers might want to check the standard model and the company’s lineup of M Performance parts as they can pick up the carbon fiber mirror caps for around £550 and forgo the tacky side stripes altogether.