• Apr 14, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of the HAMANN-tuned BMW M3 Coupe

There's no denying that the new BMW E92 M3 is a superlative automobile, but that doesn't mean experienced tuning houses like HAMANN can't work their magic and make the best even more best. HAMANN has just introduced its tuning package for the new E92 M3 Coupe and Convertible, which includes two stages of performance tune, upgrades for the suspension and brakes and aerodynamic tweaks. The first stage of tuning bumps power from the car's 4.0L V8 by 20 horsepower and 18 pound-feet of torque, while the second stage called the Sportkit HM/M +35 juices the motor by up to 35 hp and 35 pound-feet of torque. The M3 is then lowered by up to 40 mm on a new adjustable coil-over suspension and an upgraded brake system with larger rotors and front six- and rear four-piston calipers are added. The forged, black-laquered rims shown on the vehicle above are called EDITION RACE and weigh less than the stock wheels, though HAMANN offers many aftermarket wheels from which to choose. Finally, the new M3 is set off with a new front spoiler, side skirts, rear apron and roof spoiler that all work together to actually reduce lift as well as look pretty. The interior, of course, has also been spruced up with aluminum and leather. At the end of the day, HAMANN has made an M3 that's better than it was before, so apparently there is some wiggle room to make the best even more better. (NOTE: grammer mistakes intended)

Check out a full gallery of high-res images showing the HAMANN E92 M3 in motion below in our gallery, and read the official press release after the jump.


[Source: HAMANN]

PRESS RELEASE

Full assortment by the specialist
The HAMANN tuning programme for the BMW M3 Coupé E 92

If we don´t have it, it doesn´t exist – this is the HAMANN motto for its extensive part programme for the current M3 Coupé. Since 1986, the Laupheim-based company has developed and manufactured products for the individualisation of BMW automobiles, using their experience gained in the heated battle of motorsport. The result: powerful performance enhancements, lift-reducing aerodynamics components and a stable sport braking system. Striking 19- and 20- inch light alloy rims and precious interior modifications made of aluminium and carbon complement these upgrades.

Enhanced performance for a better elasticity and more joy in driving
The first tuning level increases the standard figures of the V8 (309 kw/420 hp) by 15 kw/20 hp and delivers an additional 25 Nm (series: 400 Nm) on the crank shaft. This is achieved by an optimised engine map. The V/max limitation is annulled and the top speed increases to 300 km/h.

Another performance kit is called Sportkit HM/M +35. And the name says it all: after the modification, the engine has up to 35 hp/26 kw more power. The torque rises by 48 Nm and the speedometer doesn´t stop until it reaches 320 km/h. Another component of this enduring performance kit is a sportive exhaust system. It is made of stainless steel and is therefore non-corroding and includes a metal catalyser as well as a middle section- and rear section muffler. The comprehensively optimised motor management matches this feature. An earthy sound and a significantly perceptible performance improvement will delight the BMW-pilot from now on.

Car body programme in approved quality
In the design stage, HAMANN perfectly harmonises the individual components of the aerodynamic package. The result is a breath-taking styling with an optimised airflow. The sportive-dynamic front spoiler, which goes hand in hand with the rear skirt and the rear spoiler, reduces the lifting forces and forms a whole new look. The optical link between front and rear is accomplished with the HAMANN side skirts and the shapely roof spoiler. The precisely fitted Body-Kit is attached on the standard attachment points. Prices start at 2,400 euros.

Sportive or elegant
The HAMANN rim programme takes the individual wishes of the M3-clientele into account. No matter if the customer is looking for a sportive distinctive or elegant and noble appearance - HAMANN offers varying tyre designs and sizes. Named ANNIVERSARY I and ANNIVERSARY I BLACK LINE, a one-piece tyre in a several-part look with 19 inches is offered. Both rims have a high-gloss INOX stainless steel lip, but differ as they either have a silver- or black-lacquered rim-star.

The recommended tyre-wheel combination measures 8.5Jx19 inches with tyres sized 245/35ZR19. The rear is equipped with rims measuring 10.0Jx19 inches and wheels sized 265/35ZR19. ANNIVERSARY rim designs with 20 inches are also available. Here, HAMANN recommends the 9.0Jx20 inches with 245/30ZR20 tyres on the front axle and 10.5Jx20 with 295/25ZR20 tyres on the rear axle.

One of the technical highlights in the offered tuning programme is the three-part HAMANN-aluminium wheel called EDITION RACE. The black-lacquered rim-star and the titan fittings of the glossy finished flange emphasise the racing character. Due to its forge technology manufacturing, it is especially light and improves both the handling and also acceleration and braking response by its reduced unsprung mass.

The tyre-wheel combination measures 8.5Jx20 inches plus tyres on rims sized 245/30ZR20 front and 10.5Jx20 with a set of tyres measuring 295/25ZR20 rear; they are offered for 7,600 euros by HAMANN.

HAMANN recommends high-performance tyres of the type S1 EVO which are manufactured by its technology partner HANKOOK.

Stop and Go
Sportive emphasis is achieved by the chassis clips which lower the main part of the sport coupé by 25 millimetres at the front and 15 millimetres at the rear axle.

The ideal solution for varying requirements on the race track and in everyday use is offered by the height adjustable chassis with coil-over by HAMANN. The chassis which can be delivered in two versions (for cars with/without limited slip differential) each include four traction- and pressure adjustable shock absorbers and four progressively wound sportiing springs. This enables to lower the chassis by 40 mm and offers numerous possibilities for an individual adjustment.

A sport brake system leads to excellent deceleration measures. Perforated and internally ventilated brake discs measuring 405 x 34 mm (front) and 380 x 28 mm (rear) are sandwiched by the front six- and back four-piston system.

Perfected interior technology
In addition to the present factory-made interior equipment, HAMANN offers accessories made of precious aluminium. Hand brake levers, gear sticks and pedals bring a motor sports flair and perfectly match the with the HAMANN interior set made of super-light carbon. HAMANN has everything that makes your heart miss a beat – from personalised floor mats up to complete leather equipments everything is made in handcrafted quality.

For more information about the extensive HAMANN tuning programme, please visit the web site www.HAMANN-MOTORSPORT.de


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I bet there's no danger of that thing not being heard by blind people.
        • 6 Years Ago
        hell yeah!!!
        Now husbands can justify this kit to their wifes. "But honey, it is a safety kit, you can't put a price on our family's safety" :-)
      • 6 Years Ago
      na na na na na na na
      na na na na na na na
      BATMAN!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      They should put "before and after" photos for this type of tune up jobs.
        • 6 Years Ago
        well if you were a true car buff you would already know what the 'before' looks like
      • 6 Years Ago
      320kph, what is the new taller axle ratio?


      • 6 Years Ago
      haha, incase there was any doubt you're a SAAB fan, ...stealth mode made me think of 'black panel' or 'night panel' can't remember what that button is called in saabs.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Take THAT GT-R.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Why compare the M3 to a GT-R? Totally pointless. In sedan form, I consider the M3 one of the best all-around cars at ANY price. But a flat-out performance contender to the GT-R? Uhh, no.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's an open venue; I feel I have that privelage. I'll never own either of these cars because I'm partial to Mustangs and American muscle. (You might have missed my icon perhaps?) Well, that and the fact I just wouldn't feel comfortable driving a $70k car for my daily 5 mile DC commute. Oh wait, more importantly, I'm on a fixed income and my head is below the clouds when it comes to spending $70k on a car. Think of my post as retaliation, not rationalization, to the over-hyped GT-R. I stand by my initial post. Until we meet on the street, enjoy your day.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Please....let me clear the record..I'm not a 'BMW' fanboy. What I am a fan of are all cars (tuned or not) that compete fairly in terms of P4mance, money, style, and ownership. And to me, this car competes w/GT-R and in my opinion looks a helluva lot better for the same money. Life/speed is not about track times unless you are a race car driver (the Stig excluded of course). Maybe that's the problem w/half the readers/braggers here. They think they're race car drivers and that one brand is better than another because their favorite car can lap some German ring under 8secs. Real world performance and visual street cred is what it's ultimately about. That's the point I'm trying to make. (or was at least) You started with the whole lap times crap. In an automotive era where mine is bigger than yours and the generation gap narrows, I think it's completely fair to compare any $70k car against another $70k car. And my preference here is for the BMW over the GT-R. Like it or not. Can we agree to disagree and move on now?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes, because the Nubb ring is where real world performance matters right? Paleeze. Let's see:
        BMW style, a honking V8 (insert sexy sound), famous BMW drivability without working up a sweat, performance, and even after tuning still comes in just shy of the cost of the Nissan. Yeah..30 freggin seconds REALLY matter in the real world. Numbers; can't live with em, can't live without em.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Rationalize all you what, but your first response in this thread "Take THAT GT-R." already proves the kind of fanboy you are.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah instead of losing 34 seconds over the course of the Nurburgring to the stock GT-R, this aftermarket M3 will now lose about just 30 seconds. The GT-R should be very scared indeed.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'd just let him be, prejudices can't be fixed over a internet connection.
        Both cars are cool, both are fast, and both are out of my league!
        • 6 Years Ago
        This conversation would be much better over a beer. Since you feel the need to have the last word for each of my post, I'll grant you that one as I'm off in my Mustang that is both tuned and paid for. Hopefully I can make it though the Dupont Circle Ring to happy hour in under 8mins!! All you other fanbois out there; wish me luck.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I assume grammar mistakes were intended but not the spelling :-)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm not a big BMW fan, but that is so nice!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice, ultra fast blacked out car. Stealth Mode!
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