BMW to launch a limited edition BMW 320 si
German motoring giant BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke AG) has announced plans to launch a special limited edition BMW 320 si model. This is in tribute to their FIA World Touring Car Championship winning car BMW’s 2006 World Touring Car. Team BMW UK’s Andy Priaulx recently claimed the FIA World Touring Car Championship.
The BMW 320 si would feature a modified 2.0 liter engine, with power increased from 150 to 173 bhp. This power increase is modest though the other extensive changes and upgrades in the engine would really differentiate this car from the regular version. The bore and stroke of the cylinders have been modified to give shorter dimensions and the cylinder liners are made up of aluminum.
The car is also going to be developed to meet the homologation regulations. BMW would be making around 2,600 units of this car worldwide with just 500 destined for the UK market. The high-performance 320si will be built between March and September next year. The 320si comes in M Sport specification. This means that buyers can get front and rear body styling, sports seats, firmer suspension, and aluminum interior trim.
The first of these deliveries can be expected in April 2006.