Hartge Supercharged V8 BMW M3

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German BMW specialists give the E46 M3 supercharged V8 power.

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BMW tuners Hartge, have created the E46 M3-based H50 by dropping the straight six powerplant in favour of a V8 motor from the 4.4i X5. It’s then enlarged to 5L and treated to a SRM Opcon twin-screw compressor.

hartge m3 engine

This takes power upto 493 bhp (up from 333 bhp), which means a 0-62 mph time of 4.2 seconds and onto an unlimited 193 mph top speed.

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On the aerodynamic side of things, the package includes a new front spoiler, vented bonnet, mirrors, rear spoiler and a new lower section for the rear bumper (to compliment the new rear exhaust pipes).

Uprated Bilstein suspension and 20 inch alloys hiding a set of monster 15 inch discs gripped by 8 piston calipers, sort the chassis upgrades out.

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Nice car. Let’s see how the new M3 will stack up against it.

[Source: European Car Web]

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Readers Comments

  1. 1. 17th May, 2007 at 13:03 by musty

    how much is thıs car ı really want to bye 1

  2. 2. 26th June, 2007 at 08:26 by Nivlac

    Holy sh*t, and I thought that the stock one was fast

  3. 3. 27th June, 2007 at 08:34 by Oskars

    Yeah.. V8- monstr..Iwould like to have one of thees…but there is no sach road that I could fliey with this…. but I like it,, like it a lot..

  4. 4. 7th August, 2007 at 20:06 by rmc

    mmmmmm think i would love this ! New m3 dosent sound as good as this ! This is E46 V8 Power !!!

  5. 5. 13th September, 2007 at 18:30 by Fitzer

    It’s lethal..v8 supercharged 5.0 what more could you ask for?

  6. 6. 15th October, 2007 at 11:50 by prince

    The M3 is my ultimate favorite car now its V8 power too I want one

  7. 7. 13th November, 2007 at 19:06 by Patch

    I’ve been eyeing the Turbo e46 series (Horspowerfreaks kit)…but I think this is a sweet ride as well. Not sure I like the “boxter” looking tail pipes tho’… to ‘porchey’… like the regular M configuration better.

  8. 8. 6th May, 2008 at 23:46 by louis

    how much would just the engin swap cost?

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