The rear wing looks like it comes straight from an M4 GTS.
The G80-generation BMW M3 has been a hit since it was launched. Yes, not everyone has warmed to its divisive styling, but the sedan is brilliantly engineered. From its well-sorted chassis to the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six producing up to 503 horsepower in Competition guise, there's a lot to like. Of course, that hasn't stopped tuners like AC Schnitzer from having their way with the M3 and giving it even more power. The same goes for the M4 Coupe which has also been on the receiving end of some spectacular upgrades over the last year or so. Now, German tuner Lightweight Performance has revealed its own radical take on the iconic M3 sedan.
Outside, this tuned M3 wears matte gold wheels measuring 20 inches in front and 21 inches at the back. Those gold wheels contrast nicely with the green paint and are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. An enormous rear wing and add-ons like a lightweight front lip, a revised power dome, and two openings in the hood add even more presence to a car that already doesn't lack any in the first place. Those openings no doubt aid cooling of the mighty turbocharged engine lurking beneath. Under the skin, there are more upgrades that make this an even better track toy than the stock M3. Lightweight's M3 gets upgraded carbon ceramic brakes, and both Eibach and Bilstein contributed to the chassis upgrades.
Speaking of the chassis, it's multi-adjustable to suit the needs of each driver, or the environment the car is used in. Lightweight offers a stainless steel exhaust system with valve control, a part that costs €3,999 on its own, the equivalent of around $4,485. Inside, the tuner has installed carbon fiber shell seats. Despite all the extras, Lightweight Performance hasn't made any mention of engine upgrades, not that the M3 Competition - with 503 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque - needs it. With all-wheel drive, the normal M3 Competition needs just 3.4 seconds to hit 60 mph. With its M4 GTS-like aero kit, the tuner's M3 is an even more capable sports sedan. It will be displayed at the upcoming Essen Motor Show that begins on November 27.