163.8 hp per liter
(from Manhart Racing
Press Release) Manhart Racing – BMW M3 E92 Compressor
M3 with up to 655 HP!
What Paul Rosche was for
BMW in formula 1 in the 1980s, that’s what Günter Manhart is for the
BMW tuning scene now, namely the undisputed motor pope. For decades
he developed the BMW power trains for many renowned tuners, but
remained completely incognito. But that has come to an end because
for a few months now, Manhart is storming the tuning charts with
sensational compressor and V10 reconstructions and even successfully
competed in the high speed circuit at Nardo, Italy, with his M3 E91
Touring with V10 motor (an absolute unique).
3x compressor power!
For the current M3
generation Manhart offers a 3 stage power package, which strengthens
the eight cylinder high speed motor to up to 655 HP. Of course with
the standard 420 HP you are not exactly under-motorised, but a car
fan can never have too much power. The first power stage starts with
a small compressor and a supercharging pressure of 0.35 bar, which
gives you 515 HP. In stage II the supercharging pressure is
increased to 0.50 bar, whereby 585 HP is straining on the rear axle.
In the third and largest build-up stage a large compressor from ASA
with a supercharging pressure of 0.67 bar is combined with a
specially developed exhaust system with 70 millimetre pipe diameter
and two 200 cell race catalytic convertors – and the whole thing is
made from TITANIUM. With this, a full 655 HP are at the start which
catapult the Bavarian power athlete from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.7
seconds. The top speed is just over 350km/h.
Classic BBS wheels!
However, power alone is
not everything, because so much power wants to and must be converted
into propulsion. In order to do this without too much loss, Manhart
Racing used a Bilstein PSS10 threaded suspension into the vehicle
shown here, on the end of which turn classic BBS challenge rims in
black. With 9Jx20 ET20 with 245/30ZR20 at the front and 10.5Jx20
ET20 with 295/25ZR20 continental tyres at t he rear they ensure
grandiose grip at all times. In order that this power can be kept
perfectly in check, 365mm brake discs are used on the front axle
with floating callipers from the BMW M5 E60 and the braking system
from the M3 E92 with 345mm discs are used on the rear axle.
The interior is a nice
mix of sportiness and luxurious ambience, thanks to full leather
fittings in Alcantara/leather combination, the wonderful performance
seats with seat heating and an exclusive performance steering wheel
with LED display which shows temperature, transverse acceleration
and ¼ mile times. And of course there is a real switch guide plate
with six channels to be inserted manually, which is how racing
drivers like it.
Power for X6 M and X5 M & high end
Also new to Manhart
Racing are increased performances for the new offroad steam hammers
X6 M and X5 M. Manhart Racing endows their 4.4 litre V8 with BI
turbo supercharging optionally with 600 HP (€5,900), 650 HP (€9,900)
or even 700 HP (€14,900). A stainless steel exhaust from the
turbocharger with 90mm pipe diameter as well as square or round, 86
or 90mm diameter end pipes are obligatory for all three power
stages, at the price of €4,900.
For the M3 E92 Manhart
Racing also has high quality exhaust technology at hand. The
in-house exhaust system from the heaers has a constant diameter of
70mm and ends with four 82mm end pieces. In the “stainless steel”
version (€2,490) it produces extra power of around 18 HP and a
booming sound. Even more luxurious: the “TITANIUM” version which not
only generates 25 additional HP but also has a weight advantage of
50% compared to the standard technology.
BMW M3 E92
Motor: 4 litre V8 with ASA compressor, 655 HP
Exhaust: 70mm titanium complete system from header incl.
modified catalytic convertors (2x200 cells)
Empty weight: 1,550kg
Body: carbon mirror, carbon roof
Undercarriage: Bilstein PSS10 threaded suspension
Wheels/tyres: BBS Challenge R Black rims, front in 9Jx20
ET20 with 245/30ZR20, rear in 10.5Jx20 ET20 with 295/25ZR20
Brakes: front BMW M5 E60-365mm discs with floating
calliper, rear BMW M3 345mm discs with floating calliper.
Interior: performance seats with seat heating,
performance steering wheel with digital display, full leather
fittings with Alcantara/leather combination, carbon hand brake
You can find all other
facts as well as price and delivery information at:
Racing GmbH & Co. KG
Am Kreuz 18-20
Tel.: +49 (0) 24 51/79 15
Fax: +49 (0) 24 51/55 47