390HP BMW M235i by Daehler 18.12.14

Daehler, a garage based in Bern, Switzerland took it to itself to tune the BMW M235i and bring it to a whooping 390HP thus transforming the vehicle in one of the fastest of its kind. What exactly does this modest at first sight BMW M235i have that its stock counterpart does not?

The guys at Daehler started their tuning plan by adding adjustable suspension to their build as well as spacers in order to increase the BMW M235i’s down force and overall aerodynamic structure.

BMW M235i by Daehler

BMW M235i by Daehler

Aside from the performance gain the car’s overall look is sleeker and more compact. Daehler has also installed a stainless steel sport exhaust system which contributes quite heavily to the performance increase. Continue Reading →

BMW i8 by Wheels Boutique 17.12.14

It’s no secret that the BMW i8 is more than just future on wheels. It is a work of art and itself a remarkable piece of engineering, which is why nobody, including us thought it could be possible to improve what was already perfect.

The guys at Wheels Boutque obviously thought otherwise and decided to show us how much more stylish the i8 could be with an ideal set of rims in collaboration with all sorts of trims and finishes BMW did not pay much attention to.

BMW i8 by Wheels Boutique

BMW i8 by Wheels Boutique

The HRE P101 are the center of the masterpiece, being the only swapped element on the car, but which greatly contributes to the overall new image. The rims themselves are made out of a light but durable metal which in comparison to the manufacturer fitted version seem to work much better overall with the vehicle per se. Continue Reading →

BMW M4 Convertible by Hamann 16.12.14

If for some reason you had doubts about the superiority of the BMW M4 Convertible before, now is the time to regret and admit your guilt in thinking so. Hamann tuning, quite popular by now for their exquisite, well chosen projects, has done it again, having chosen the BMW M4 Convertible as their target.

The guys over at Hamann have decided to offer a plethora of variants for this vehicle which is why apart from the all round body kit and the stylish Sakhir Orange paintjob, the rest is basically up to you. You can opt for a cool looking full CF hood as well as a specific set of rims out of the five given choices.

BMW M4 Convertible

BMW M4 Convertible

Interior design is slightly changed with the addition of aluminum pedals and accents here and there. It’s obvious that the guys over at Hamann opted for a classic, clean look, keeping as much as possible from the original iteration of the BMW M4 Convertible. Continue Reading →

BMW X5 by ONEighty 14.12.14

It’s no secret the BMW X5 is an already all round attractive vehicle in its stock form. Add a ton of sleek visual and performance upgrades and you are bound to end with one of the coolest most artsy vehicles mankind has ever seen.

The car is fitted with a full carbon fiber kit that fits the BMW X5 snug like a glove. The huge list of visual upgrades starts with a front splitter and ends with an all round body kit including a gorgeous set of mirror covers and sleek aero rear wing.

BMW X5 by ONEighty

BMW X5 by ONEighty

Lower down the road the car has been fitted with spacers and H&R springs all finished with glossy black stock rims. Performance wise there have been little to no changes. Continue Reading →

BMW M4 Black Sapphire by European Auto Source 14.12.14

The massive BMW M4 Black Sapphire could only have been taken in for a project by the experts at European Auto Source who can’t say no to a serious challenge when it involves tweaking and tuning BMW’s fine automobiles.

Propelled by a humongous 3.0L Twin Power Turbo engine, you wouldn’t really expect much in the way of tweaking since this engine’s got it all, with the development of around 425HP.

BMW M4 Black Sapphire by European Auto Source

BMW M4 Black Sapphire by European Auto Source

The guys at EAS immediately slammed a new ECU chip on and instantly unlocked the raging BMW M4 Black Sapphire’s full capacity. EAS has devised this “plug ‘n play” solution that after being installed instantly adds 50 – 60HP all in a day’s work. Apart from fixing things under the hood the guys overt at EAS decided to sylize the M4 to match each and every horse it gained through magical tinkering. Continue Reading →

BMW M3 E90 by European Auto Source 14.12.14

The distinctive blue color on this supped up BMW spells three distinct words: „European Auto Source” and you’ll immediately notice this car pertains to the long living family of BMW projects that have definitely outcast their stock counterparts.

The BMW M3 E90 is a cocktail of power, style and pure joy all wrapped up in a suite of upgrades, and aids. From start you will notice the stylish HRE rims and the aero pack that turn the car into an aggressive street warrior.

BMW M3 E90 by European Auto Source

BMW M3 E90 by European Auto Source

The rims wrapped in low profile performance tires couldn’t have reached their true potential without the implication of a custom suspension set-up courtesy of KW suspension. The HRE FF01 seem to have been made for the BMW M3 E90 in their liquid silver finish along with the all round included modification, equally contributing to the BMW M3 E90’s overall sleek and nice look. Continue Reading →

BMW M4 by 3D Design and MM Performance 10.12.14

It is not uncommon for two tuners to contribute parts and creativity in order to create a truly nice project.

So it comes as no surprise when this particular BMW M4 came into focus, which will be handled by both MM Performance and 3D Design.

BMW M4 by MM Performance and 3D Design

BMW M4 by MM Performance and 3D Design

For now, we don’t have the full picture, as the only details we can present is just what you can also see for yourself in the photos presented by the tuners. On the visual part of the build, 3D Design stepped up and the aftermarket specialist did a good job on the BMW M4.
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BMW M2 rendering hits the net 09.12.14

I am sure that some BMW enthusiasts are following every thread concerning the development progress of the BMW M2, and they must have stumbled unto this particular rendering.

And while I can’t really speak for them, I imagine they weren’t all that impressed, and here’s why.

BMW M2 Rendering

BMW M2 Rendering

First off, we have to take into consideration that with the introduction of the BMW 2 and 4 Series, the company has not only just better differentiate they models, while working to reduce the number of underlying platforms, but they also went with the design language in a different direction.
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Hamann kit for F31 BMW 3 Series Touring 04.12.14

With most of the tuners bringing their A game to the Essen Motor Show, it seems that Hamann released a new kit almost unnoticed.

And for good reason, too, as this kit caters to the F31 BMW 3 Series Touring, a model that is not that popular among enthusiasts.

F31 BMW 3 Series Touring by Hamann

F31 BMW 3 Series Touring by Hamann

And if that wasn’t enough, the kit itself doesn’t bring that much of a change to the vehicle. Just enough to spruce things up while still maintaining the practical side of the BMW 3 Series Touring. Basically, it’s for the dads that want to look better taking kids to school.
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Essen brings a Manhart BMW i8 03.12.14

Usually, when i hear about a Manhart tune, I fully expect explosions in the background and many more horses, or at least some wicked body kit.

So imagine my disappointment when I saw the BMW i8 the aftermarket specialist brought to the Essen Motor Show.

BMW i8 by Manhart

BMW i8 by Manhart

While the other BMW models have seen some serious kits, the BMW i8 seems to severely lack such a kit. At first look, the one Manhart brought to Essen 2014 held a lot of promise, then you get into it and realize not much has been done to it. Neither from a performance point of view nor aesthetic wise.
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