Alpha-N Boosts BMW M3


BMW’s V8 muscle car gets prepped for the track.

For its latest project, BMW aftermarket specialist Alpha-N Performance devoted its attentions to the outgoing BMW M3 (E92), giving it a modest boost in power, an aggressive body kit, new wheels and tighter suspension. Optimizing the ECU and installing a carbon airbox to improve the V8's ventilation and adding an Akrapovic titanium exhaust system has increased output by 30 horsepower to 450, unburdened of some excess weight thanks to a lightweight aero kit.

A carbon racing spoiler has been fitted up front while at the back there's a carbon rear diffuser and rear wing. Inside, an exclusive set of Recaro Pro Racer Hans seats have been added to optimize support. Clients intending to race the M3 should consider optional extras including a roll cage, carbon doors, hood and rear lid. To better handle the car's improved power-to-weight ratio, Alpha-N installed a KW suspension kit and fitted 19-inch ultra-light OZ Superforgiata alloys wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires.

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