What Happens When You Change BMW M3’s V8 with M5’s V10? Here’s the Answer!
Alpha-N Performance has delivered the second tuning we are showing you today. This time under the spotlight is the adorable and favorited BMW M3. The tuners engaged in the development of carbon-fibre styling package and performance upgrade here, thus making the car with better visual characteristics and more motorsport oriented.
The BT92 Aero Kit and More
Starting with the carbon-fiber aero pack, it contributes for M3's new and more muscular forms. To go into details, the BT92 aerodynamic kit comprises of a new front bumper, rear bumper with integrated diffuser, new front wings, and new rear quarter panels with integrated side skirts.
If you look closely you will also see that the bulges of the new bonnet speak of something very powerful below it. The new boot lid has upswept integrated spoiler lip, while wheel arch liners are bespoke carbon-fibre components. The Veritas RS-Silver paint finish complements the high-tech appearance of the most powerful BT92 of the lot.
This M3 runs on 19-inch alloys shod with 265/35R19 and 305/35R19 Dunlop Sport Maxx GT tires. There is also a fully adjustable coil-over suspension set-up, which allows for adjustable ride height.
The Engine Change
Originally, the M3 Coupe comes from the factory equipped with the 4.0-liter V8 unit. However, the Alpha-N Performance tuners decided to give it more sporting spirit, thus substituting the original engine with a V10 unit from the big brother M5. But the changes do not end here. The 5.0 liters engine has been boosted and optimized via ECU mapping, allowing the big V10 to produce 640hp (471 kW).
In order to be in concert with the enhanced power, Brembo brakes were a must. They feautres 6-piston callipers on 380mm vented discs clamped by six-pot callipers at the front, and 355mm vented discs with four-pot callipers at the rear.
We rarely see that much effort put on a project, but this BMW M3 also has its interior enhanced. The cabin was covered in the finest leather, features Recaro sports seats, BMW Performance steering wheel, dashboard, centre console, door panels and headlining, including pillar trim pieces.
Now that's a nice way to start the day-off, isn't it? Looks like Alpha-N Performance will catch today's Oscar for best and most thorough custom BMW…
P.S. Look out for AC Schnitzer's BMW that comes up next.
Source: Alpha-N Performance