G-Power Supercharges the BMW M3 E46 and Z4M to 450HP
09/07/2009 14:57 - admin
BMW M3 E46 by G-Power
This time, BMW 'super tuner' G-Power has turned its attention on two previous generation 'M' sports cars, the M3 E46 and the Z4M with the presentation of a somewhat tamer performance package than what we're used to from the German company. At the heart of the tuning program is a new large ASA TM I 20 centrifugal supercharger that boosts the M3 and Z4M 3.2-liter straight-six engine's output from 343HP and 365Nm to 450HP and 450Nm or 331.9 lb-ft of torque.
The 107 horsepower boost helps improve acceleration from standstill to 200km/h or 124mph from the standard M3 E46 Coupe's 18,1 seconds to 14,7 seconds, making it even faster than the current 420HP-strong M3 V8 that needs 15.8 seconds for the same sprint.
To improve road handling, the performance package for both the M3 E46 and Z4M include a continuously height-adjustable G-Power coil-over suspension RS with nine selectable settings each for bound and rebound.
The M division sports cars ride on lightweight 20-inch alloy wheels shod in Michelin Pilot Sport tires (245/30 ZR 20 at the front and 285/25 ZR 20 at the back) that allow a top speed of more than 300km/h or 187mph.
Though not included in the basic package, G-Power also offers a sports rear muffler that produces a deeper and more sonorous tone.

BMW M3 E46 by G-Power BMW M3 E46 by G-Power
BMW M3 E46 by G-Power BMW M3 E46 by G-Power
BMW M3 E46 by G-Power BMW M3 E46 by G-Power
BMW M3 E46 by G-Power 
BMW M3 E46 by G-Power
BMW M3 E46 by G-Power


Source: carscoop.blogspot.com
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