Bmw M3 MH3 V8 RS Clubsport by Manhart Racing

Article by Anita Panait, on December 29, 2011

Manhart Racing has tuned the Bmw M3 using components from the Bmw X6 M and named it MH3 V8 RS Clubsport. Manhart fitted the M3 with X6 M’s 4.4-liter V8 engine, giving it a power boost of up to 750 hp with  910 Nm of peak torque. Manhart also installed X6 M’s cooler package into the M3, and added an oil cooler.

Manhart also reinforced the M3’s pistons and rods and fitted a titanium exhaust system with double tail pipe. Manhart also mounted X6 M’s six-speed automatic gearbox and Bmw M5’s locking differential onto the M3. It also installed a braking system that utilizes 396 mm discs with six-pistons calipers on the front and 380 mm disc with 4-pistons calipers at the rear.

MH3, which now weighs 1,590 kg, flaunts a 2.12 kg/hp power-to-weight ratio of 2.12 kg/hp, enabling it to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, with a top speed of more than 350 km/h. The MH3 is also afforded of Manhart’s in-house built carbon fiber package, including racing seats, customized instrument panel, fine alcantara finishing and an orange-colored roll cage.

The tuned car is fitted with adjustable front spoiler, trunk lid, fenders, bonnet air slots, rear diffuser, side skirts and wing mirror shells. Manhart equipped the MH3 with custom 20-inch monoblock forged wheels “Black Edition,” with Continental performance tires.

The BMW M3 is once again ready to prove its motorsport-derived supremacy with the impending arrival of the fourth generation model. As part of the BMW M GmbH model range, the new BMW M3 was developed using the BMW 3-Series Coupé as a basis. However, the new BMW M3 stands out and is quite different from the 3-Series coupe when it comes to appearance and technical features.

After all, the newest iteration of the M3 features a distinct design and styling, while its drivetrain and suspension technology are specifically tuned to provide superior performance. In addition, the new M3 is significantly lighter than its series production counterpart, thanks to the serious application of lightweight technology at BMW M. As a matter of fact, the new BMW M3 features a roof made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), making the first production car in its segment to feature it.

Supreme power and a lightweight nature have allowed the new M3 to boast a power-to-weight ratio of just 3.8 kg (8.4 lb) per horsepower. Save for a few parts and components – like its two doors, bootlid, windows, headlights and rear lights -- the new BMW M3 Coupe is an entirely new engineering and design concept, as it should be as part of the BMW M tradition. All other parts and components were designed and developed just for the new BMW M3.

In terms of design and styling, the new M3 is distinct from the typical 3-Series. This could be seen with its stunning powerdome and the two air intake openings as well as with the roof made from clear carbon fiber. Moreover, the distinctive look of the new BMW M3 is also apparent with the function-oriented design of the front and rear air dams and the side-sills, as well as with the so-called gills in the front side panels, its exterior mirrors and light-alloy wheels in BMW M design. All of these contribute to a dynamic yet elegant exterior that highlights the M3’s sporting character.

Topics: bmw, bmw m3, manhart

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