Production will be limited to 100 cars. Pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date, said BMW of North America in a statement.
The 435i ZHP Coupe Edition is a tribute to the 2003-'06 E46 BMW 3 Series that was widely regarded as the ultimate in luxury-sport sedans. ZHP was shorthand for the original internal option package code.
The 2016 version features power, handling and cosmetic upgrades.
The special appearance package includes a carbon-fiber front splitter and spoiler, M Performance black kidney grilles and either Alpine White or Black Sapphire Metallic exterior paint.
The 435i ZHP Coupe Edition gets a Track Handling package that is new for 2016. It adds 18-inch Orbit Grey V-Spoke wheels, M Sport brakes, an adaptive M suspension with variable dampers and a variable sport steering system. In addition, the special model gets a BMW M Performance limited-slip differential for better grip.
The new M Performance Power Kit modifies the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine. The 435i ZHP Coupe edition gets a 35-horsepower boost to 335 hp. Torque increases to 332 pound-feet when the car is equipped with the eight-speed automatic transmission and 317 lb-ft with the six-speed manual transmission, for gains of 32 lb-ft and 17 lb-ft, respectively.
The upgrade results in "improved acceleration that drivers can feel immediately when compared to a standard 435i," BMW said.
The engine kit includes M Performance rocker panel decals.
The BMW M Performance exhaust system rounds out the package.
Edmunds says: Since so few of these highly desirable cars will be available, it's best to get the conversation going with your BMW dealer now.