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…)
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Following the display of the reworked version of the current BMW M5 by the
performance specialists of Manhart Racing from Wuppertal shortly after its
presentation, the BMW refining specialists have now uncovered a second
upgrade level of their MH5 S Biturbo – visually and technically more impressive
than ever before! (more…)
For nearly three decades, the name of Manhart Racing has been inseparably connected with the subject of motor tuning. Spectacular technology transplantations such as the V10-motor transplant from the M5 into the BMW Z4 or the Biturbo-V8 drive from the X6 M into the BMW M3 have essentially characterised the performance scene. Manhart Racing has recently changed its management and relocated its office rooms from Geilenkirchen to Wuppertal. The company’s genes, however, have not changed. At Manhart Racing, the focus is always on performance! (more…)
Manhart Racing has announced their latest project based on BMW 1-Series M Coupe. The project name is Manhart BMW MH1 S Biturbo.
It is boosted to whopping 465HP (342 kW) and 600Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque, which is an increase of 125HP (92 kW).
The result is thanks to a large charging air cooler and a larger water cooler.
The tuned 1-Series comes with MHR Concave One forged wheels in size 9J x 20” in the front and 10.5J x 20” in the back, applied with Continental Sport Contact 5P-high-performance tyres in 245/30 ZR20 and 295/25 ZR20.
Other improvements include a special MHR front spoiler was added as well as MHR motor cowl, MHR trunk lid of light-weight carbon and MHR tail diffuser.
Last, but not least are the mirror caps, of course from carbon fiber. (more…)
The E92 M3 received the brutal engine from BMW X5 M – a 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged petrol with 555PS (408 kW). Still, the tuners decided that this is not enough power for a small 3-Series car and boosted the monster to whopping 750PS (551 kW) and 910Nm (671 lb-ft) of torque. So , they made the car really hard to drive. The engine is mated to a 6-speed M Sport automatic transmission sending all that power to a LSD from E60 M5. The weight of the car is 1590 kg (3505 lbs) meaning that it has power to weight ratio of 2.25 kg/hp. (more…)
M3, M5, M6 … What was really lacking in this sequence was a smaller M1, which – with due respect to its famous predecessor of the same name – has now been officially called “1 Series M Coupe” by BMW. The engineers at BMW M GmbH are mighty proud of their smallest M-Racer, which thanks to an in-line six cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo-charging and direct fuel injection, sends out a whopping 340 hp on the crankshaft. Alongside so much power, even a Porsche Cayman R must back off.
As one of the foremost engine tuners in Germany, the Manhart Racing Company, led by the engine tuning icon, Günter Manhart, will offer from now on a completely remodelled 1 Series M Coupe. The Manhart MH1 Biturbo stands out with its standard consistent increase in power to 415 hp, which catapults it directly into the same league as the M3 Coupe and the Porsche 997 Carrera GTS. The in-house sports exhaust system, including down pipes and stainless steel silencers, ensures not only a few extra horsepower, but also an aggressive sound. (more…)
Manhart Racing put a mighty 4.4 liter V8 twin-turbo engine from X6M into E92 M3. The name of the project is Manhart V8R.
What is more, the engine is boosted to the staggering 734PS (540 kW) and 870Nm (644 lb-ft) of torque. 0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and top speed of more than 330 km/h.
Of course, the M3 also received some aerodynamics modifications and new paint job. The interior boasts BMW performance seats. (more…)
With the new BMW M5 of the F10 series, the automaker from Munich has now introduced the fifth M5 generation since 1984 thus underscoring its unflinching campaign for leadership in the coveted segment of high-performance limousines. With over 20,000 cars of the forerunner sold, BMW has clearly outshined all other competitors in market performance. While the “old” M5 suffered some serious missteps in the area of comfort due to its 5.0 liter V10 Aggregate (507 Horse Power) that was regarded as pretty brutal, the new 4.4 liter V8-Biturbo in combination with the seven-gear double-clutch transmission shows no weaknesses. Despite being boosted by a ten percent added performance capacity (560 Horse Power), the new V8-Biturbo stands out for its low level of fuel consumption that has been drastically reduced by almost 30 percent. Driving performance has already being an undisputed outstanding feature: Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds and top speed far exceeding the 300 km/h limit, thus making the F10 generation an ultimate free ride gift from BMW to owners of the M5! (more…)