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E46 BMW M3 with V10 engine for sale

Aah…the E46 BMW M3…we know it from our childhood, ant still, it continues to surprise us. Like this item, for example. The owner wasn’t satisfied by its power, deciding to replace the engine with a bigger one. And what’s bigger than am M3 engine? Obviously, an M5 one!

So, what was wrong with the original powertrain? Maybe the 4 missing cylinders, the inline architecture, the 157 hp less…we don’t know. What we know for sure is that the S54 naturally aspirated, 3.2 liter engine was already damn fast. It made possible the 0-100 km/h acceleration in 5.1 seconds and that says a lot.

However, the new unit is even quicker. Placed under the E60 M5’s hood, it catapults the big sedan to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, thanks to its huge power. The 507 horses and the 520 Nm of the S85 V10 engine raise this particular E46 M3 to a whole new level of refinement and dynamic performance. However, it also adds weight, destabilizing the perfect balance. So, do you like the idea of a big engine in a small car? If so, find out that this 2004 E46 BMW M3 is for sale!
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G-Power Dresses-Up BMW M3/M4 with Power Package

Famous German tuner G-Power is back into the spotlights with another daring project carried out on the high-end BMW M3 and M4, both models receiving a power package and a more aerodynamic body styling kit.

In order to make the M3 and M4 faster along the track, the technicians from G-Power have installed a plethora of mechanical bits on both models.

We are dealing here with the fitting of the Bi-Tronik 2 V3 module with bespoke control parameters, which works hand-in-hand with larger turbine, compressor CNC machined wheels, gas flow optimised housings, larger diameter exhaust downpipes without catalysts, or lightweight titanium exhaust system with carbon-fiber encased tailpipe.

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E30 BMW M3 Sport Evolution on sale, at $150.000!

Oh, those 80’s-90’s cars… Either you love their classy, pure design, either you hate their common lines. I find myself in the first bunch of people: the 80’s were the craziest years for me! The Mk2 VW Golf GTI, the Lancia Delta Integrale and, of course, the BMW M3. The thing is…how much are you willing to pay to own an 80’s car in 2016? $40.000? $50.000? What about $150.000?

Don’t jump at me, it’s only a question based on the asking price for this black beauty. I’m talking about the supreme E30 BMW M3 Sport Evolution. Yes, it’s a rare car, but it’s also a rare price. Before we judge, let’s take a look under the hood, to see if it worth that amount of money.

The main thing to keep in mind is that the Sport Evolution is the fastest E30 ever produced. It boosts 235 hp from its 2.3 liter, 16V inline-4 engine. Thanks to these horses, it does 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds, reaching a top speed of 250 km/h. Only 600 items of this factory-tuned version were assembled.
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F80 BMW M3 Competition Package – factory upgrade

I just had a revelation: I always wrote articles about modified BMWs, but I never, ever wrote about the competition package. Let’s take as example – for instance, the M3. It’s the playground of every BMW tuner, (almost) without exception. But BMW also offers a kit, able to increase its overall performance. So, today, let’s take a look at the Competition Package of the BMW M3, which is the official version of tuning the beast.

There’s a big interest in the Competition Package offered by BMW: almost 80% of the 2015 BMW M3 customers in UK, bought it with this extra kit included. And we’re talking about the E90 generation. But now, the latest iteration of the model, the F80, also received a Competition Package.

Let’s take it the German way: it costs about ₤3000. And, let’s face it, it’s not a fortune. But what does it offer? First, more power: 19 hp extra. With the added horses, the M3 accelerates to 100 km/h in 4 seconds, one tenth faster than the original. But the engine is just a part of the package.
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F80 BMW M3 by Sonic MS

It all begun with a Mineral Gray F80 BMW M3. A techy color for a very technologically advanced car. Then, everything got out of control. And it’s not difficult to control yourself, when you deal with a 431 hp M3.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a famous tuner, or a simple guy: the M3 can quickly make you lose your minds. The border between superb and kitsch is very thin. Thankfully, Sonic MS remained on the right side of the line, with a perfect design. I’m sure it’s not the color, the matte aspect of the paint or the lowered suspension. It’s the whole package.

It looks as if Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk crashed into Darth Vader. And the result is spectacular: the new set of BBS FI-R forged rims, priced at $8,000(!) perfectly sits under the fenders, thanks to the KW Clubsport two way coilovers. Together with the Brembo GT brakes, they help the modified M3 surpass the dynamic performance of the original model. That’s also the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires’ merit: with 285 mm in the front, and 305 mm in the rear, the 19, respectively 20 inch tires ensure tremendous grip levels.
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