BMW M140i Championship Edition Celebrates 30 Seasons Of BTCC Racing With Stickers

BMW is celebrating 30 seasons of the British Touring Car Championship by introducing a limited edition M140i.

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.

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  • blunt-o

    The # 1 BMW series is the best drivers’ car in the stable…. Hatch,small,nimble, powerful and not as “look at me” status signaling to others like the other models….

  • LWOAP

    BMW are such liars. Everyone knows those cosmetic enhancements add an extra 25 horsepower.

  • R55

    Most dull looking “hot hatch” on the market. All that money and it looks exactly like a 118d Diesel.

  • Ary Wisesa

    For me, it’s the most desirable of BMW hatchback. I prefer it to 2 series.

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