Archive for the BMW 3 Series Tuning

TC-Concept BMW 3 Series

Body kits for BMW’s new models are starting to pour in from tuners, both known and only just making a name for themselves.

TC-Concept decided to see about modifying the BMW 3 Series, and the result is better than you might expect.

BMW 3 Series body kit from TC-Concept

BMW 3 Series body kit from TC-Concept

Their wide body kit is the one to have, for now at least, if you want an M3 kind of look on your standard BMW 3 Series. And if you already have installed either the M Sport package or M Performance parts, don’t fret, for TC-Concept’s kit is built to work nicely with them.
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E30 BMW 3 Series pickup conversion

Yet another pickup conversion has found its way to the internet, and this time it is an E30 BMW 3 Series.

From the looks of it, this isn’t just a very clean exterior mod, but also a more powerful car altogether.

E30 BMW 3 Series pickup conversion

E30 BMW 3 Series pickup conversion

The base model for this pickup Bimmer was the E30 BMW 3 Series convertible. This is the soft top version, and after removing said soft top, the owner converted the rear end of the vehicle into a flat bed. He did it quite seamlessly, and this wasn’t all he did.
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F30 BMW 335i gets Armytrix valvetronic exhaust

When it comes to exhaust systems, the valvetronic kind is usually preferred for a car you drive everyday, and Armytrix just provided one for the F30 BMW 335i.

With a valvetronic exhaust system, you get the mad sound of racer at the push of a button, but you can still enjoy a smoother sound if you feel like kicking back.

F30 BMW 335i with Armytrix Valvetronic Exhaust

F30 BMW 335i with Armytrix Valvetronic Exhaust

And the product Armytrix provided is quite good at what it does. Although, in all honesty, most enthusiasts are now waiting for some aftermarket pieces for the new F80 BMW M3 or the F82 BMW M4, which could seriously use an upgrade when it comes to exhaust sound.
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Lichtenstein’s BMW art car on display in Hong Kong

There are a lot of people that are adamant about vehicles not being art, no matter how you paint them or how much you modify them.

Still, with 17 BMW art cars currently in the manufacturer’s garage, spanning several decades, we think a lot of people might be wrong.

Roy Lichtenstein's BMW 320i Turbo Art Car

Roy Lichtenstein’s BMW 320i Turbo Art Car

Among the first art cars, Roy Lichtenstein’s 320i Turbo will be presented in Hong Kong. I am no art critic, but I do like Lichtenstein’s design, while I wouldn’t know the significance behind it. In his own words, the “painted lines symbolize the road the car has to follow and the artwork also portrays the surroundings through which the car is being driven”.
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E30 BMW 3 Series turned into… something

We have had plenty of weird and over the top builds presented here, and not much surprises us. But from time to time, a gem arises to show us that weird can still be done.

This E30 BMW 3 Series sure managed to pull that look, and I am not exactly sure what it is supposed to be, but it looks like it was taken out of a Tom & Jerry cartoon.

Gatsby BMW Cabriolet Custom

Gatsby BMW Cabriolet Custom

The owner named the build Gatsby BMW Cabriolet Custom, a name that pretty much says it all. It is a stretch convertible that wants to bring the 50s back. Most body panels were provided by Gatsby Coachworks, after being pilfered from an MG. The craftsmanship is not that bad, either.
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Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo speed test clocks 300 km/h

As far as specialized tuners go, BMW managed to attract a few, but if I were to choose one best to represent the German car maker, it has to be Alpina.

Ever since their first project together, every Bimmer that found its way on the hands of the wizards at Alpina was turned up several notches.

Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo

Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo

The quality of their builds is something you can depends on, and that is why they managed to strike out on their own a long time ago – successfully. One of their more beloved models has to be the B3 Bi-Turbo, a model based on BMW’s 335i. But just how awesome is this build?
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E21 BMW 3 Series converted to a tow truck

Over the last few months we have witnessed several BMW pickup conversions, with even respectable tuners considering building such contraptions.

But while a pickup BMW is becoming something possible, pioneers come up with other, more controversial builds for their Bimmers.

E21 BMW 3 Series Tow Truck Conversion

E21 BMW 3 Series Tow Truck Conversion

One such vehicles recently became available for purchase on Copart.com. This conversion uses an E21 BMW 3 Series as a base and from there, a tow truck was born. The rear half of the vehicle has everything a tow truck needs, and what is even more spectacular, it all works.
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Abu Dhabi dealership restyles the BMW 335i

After restyling the BMW M135i, the same BMW Abu Dhabi dealership reveals a similar tuning program for the BMW 335i.

At the exterior, the German model stands out thanks to a carbon fiber front splitter, revised side skirts, a rear diffuser, 20-inch alloy wheels and a trunk-mounted spoiler. There’s also an M Performance exhaust, carbon fiber mirror caps and a special Melbourne Red metallic finish.

BMW 335i by Abu Dhabi Motors

BMW 335i by Abu Dhabi Motors

Most of these components are part of the M Performance pack, therefore, you can be sure that the appearance is improved.
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Concept 30 E30 BMW 3 Series

If you like Bimmers, then you must like or least have some respect for the E30 BMW 3 Series, a model that managed to become more than just an entry in BMW’s history, but an icon in the automotive industry.

As such, tuning the old model is still quite popular, and the second hand market can still produce plenty of beautifully maintained units.

TMCars Concept 30 E30 BMW 3 Series

TMCars Concept 30 E30 BMW 3 Series

Still, while most tuners just go for performance improvements, deeming unnecessary any alteration of the iconic design, some think they can do better than the manufacturer. I am referring to aftermarket specialists like TMCars, a Hungary based tuner that decided to bring the beloved E30 BMW 3 Series up to this century.
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Alpina 3.0CSl cuts loose on the track

Today, if you are least a bit interested in BMW and tuning, you have heard about Alpina and their great builds.

But where did it start? Where are the roost of the the industry leading aftermarket specialist?

Alpina 3.0 CSL

Alpina 3.0 CSL

Well, some 40 years ago, the guys from Alpina had a great idea about working with BMW in order to bring to life a special 3.0CSL. Needles to say, the car was a success and from that point on, Alpina went on to full collaboration with the German car maker, eventually making it as a standalone manufacturer.
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