A friend of mine is considering an E90 335i sedan. He wants the
competition package (ZCP) with the lower suspension and 19" wheels.
However, that package doesn't appear to be available for the 335i. So,
looking at BMW Performance parts, there is a performance suspension
package and 19" wheels available for the 335i.
According to BMW or at least this dealer, the performance suspension
package "lowers the vehicle by 25 mm compared to the standard
suspension and by 10mm when compared to the sport suspension. Spring
rates are increased 48% compared to standard suspension and 34%
compared to the sports suspension" The package includes the
following: "2 Front struts and mounts,2 Rear shock absorbers, Front
sway bar, 26.5mm in diameter (replacement of the rear sway bar is not
required), Rubber sway bar mounts for front/rear, Small parts
(mounting hardware, covers and dampers)."
Here's the link:
At about $1100, it isn't too badly priced either (of course, that
doesn't include labor and tax!). So, how close is this package to the
competition package? Is it worth the extra $$$$ or would the standard
"sport suspension" be sufficient. He isn't planning on tracking the
car, so it would primarily be for street driving.
Similarly, he loves the 19" competition package wheels (style 359M?).
Assuming he can get them, would they fit a standard 335i or one with
the performance or sport suspension? Alternatively, BMW does offer a
style 269M at a whopping $3575 price tag for his car:
Since the style 269M wheel is 19", is it correct to presume that the
style 359M 19" wheels could also fit the E92 335i?