a-workx BMW M3 460cs

With decades of involvement in such racing series as the FIA GT Championship, Porsche Carrera Cup and ADAC GT Masters, a-workx, the Bavarian-based tuning specialist is putting its wealth of experience into a variety of tuning programs for road-going cars that wouldn’t be out of place on the track, and this BMW M3 460cs is the latest one.

The thinking behind the 460cs (Club Sport), is to provide E92 M3 owners with a car that is capable of outshining BMW’s hardcore M3 GTS model, and that begins with the engine conversion at € 8,710. A remapped ECU controls the 4.0 L V8, which is fitted with a-workx camshafts, a sports air filter, carbon fibre air box and Akrapovic Evolution titanium exhaust, which is 24 kg lighter than the factory system, but comes with a € 4,160 price tag. Those changes give the M3 a 40 hp increase in power to 460 hp, with a matching torque figure – up from 400 Nm. A Drexler limited slip differential is also fitted at a cost of € 4,000.

Chassis upgrades include some serious hardware, with KW supplying a set of its Clubsport suspension built to a-workx’s specification. The wheels, priced at € 4,202, are 19-inch ATS Super Lights wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 235/35Z and 265/30Z tyres, and undercut the OEM alloys by 15 kg. Behind them lies a MOV ‘IT CER ceramic brake system, which consists of two-piece discs (380×40 mm front and 380×32 mm rear) gripped by mono-block calipers (6-piston and 4-piston rear), it also shaves a further 12 kg from the car. If the thought of parting with € 19,235 scares you, a steel alternative from MOV ‘IT can be had for € 3,945. Along with steel braided brake lines and Castrol SRF Racing brake fluid, the 460cs is ready to compete.

The end result is an M3 that can crack ­100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.1 seconds rather than the original 4.8 s, and ­200 km/h in 13.2 s – down from 15.7 s. It can also lap Germany’s Hockenheim Short in 1:11.9, which is six tenths faster than the BMW M3 GTS.

If that’s not enough, a-workx suggests that you contact them for a price on their 600 hp supercharger option. If you’re serious about creating a track weapon, they can also supply you with Recaro Pole Position (ABE) race seats, Schroth harnesses, titanium anti-roll bars, an emergency stop switch, SPA fire extinguisher and LiFePo4 lightweight racing battery.

[Source: a-workx]

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