Higher, longer, wider – The new 3-series Gran Turismo (GT) offers more space than the popular 3-series station wagon. For the largest 3-series of the popular BMW model series, KW has already developed coilovers made of stainless steel. From adaptive KW DDC “Plug & Play” coilovers with electronic damper control up to KW coilovers Variant 1, Variant 2 and Variant 3, the suspension manufacturer offers the perfect suspension for every demand. The four coilover kits allow a continuous lowering of 30 to 55 mm at the front axle and 15 to 40 mm on the drive axle. Depending on the variant, the KW coilovers can individually be adjusted by the driver in damping characteristics or they are compatible with the adaptive standard suspension electronics. (more…)
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One example of the work of BBM technicians is the project vehicle E91 330d shown here. It was namely pushed to a performance of 274 horse power and a maximum torque of good 859 Newton meters (standard series is 231 horse power / 520 Nm) using a BBM chip tuning system that was developed on the basis of the company’s own Dynojet 224xLC performance test platform. In addition to software optimisation, a decisive share of the power boost can also be attributed to the complete Supersprint exhaust system as from the Turbo version and the Pipercross air filter. (more…)
There is no doubt that the orange Manhart MH3 V8 RS Clubsport, based on the E92 M3, was (and still is) one of the most spectacular and most popular customised BMW vehicles of recent years. The creators of the MH3 V8 RS Clubsport – the performance specialists at Manhart Racing in Wuppertal, Germany – are now transplanting its internal organs into their new customised M3 convertible so to speak. The transplant involves ‘taming’ the new M3 slightly, as over against the MH3 V8 RS Clubsport, but it still creates the quickest and most powerful convertible of its class. The newly-developed and constructed MH3 V8 R Biturbo convertible again underscores the fact that the specialists at Manhart have lost nothing of their legendary technical expertise, even under new management. (more…)
iND returns with a new, exciting M project. This time around, the Chicago-based company takes on the challenge to enhance two already amazing M automobiles for the same customer: the E92 M3 and F10 M5.
Here is how the story of the project came together:
“Our clients are our best asset” has been repeated here at IND for so many years that it has become a sort of mantra for all of us here. Clients like Louis are proof of our consistent good fortune. (more…)
The 40 Years of M event we attended this week at the Nurburgring presented not just one surprise (M6 Gran Coupe debut), but also the reveal of the limited edition BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition.
This limited edition E92 M3 coupe commemorates Bruno Spengler’s championship in the recently concluded DTM 2012 season. As you can see, the car mimics Bruno Spengler’s matte black BMW Bank M3 race car. It will be limited to 54 units. (more…)