Manhart Calls It The MH3 GTR

For reasons unknown, there’s only one up for grabs.

Let’s face it; the current-gen BMW M3 is as bold to behold as it is brilliant to burn rubber. And the four-door sedan also gave birth to the first-ever M3 Touring. So, there’s quite a bit going on here. However, what has been missing from the scene is a well-tuned derivative. That gap has now been filled by the German tuner Manhart Performance. It has labelled the finished product as the MH3 GTR, and for reasons unknown, there’s only one up for grabs.

Glossing over that weird detail, let’s focus on the powerplant. The standard M3 Competition saloon has a 3.0-litre, twin-turbocharged straight-six engine that pumps out 510hp/650Nm. That’s enough for a 0-100kmph sprint time of 3.9 seconds and an electronically-governed top speed of 250kmph. However, Manhart has tweaked the recipe by fitting a new auxiliary control unit, which takes the output up to 650hp/800Nm. Even though the tuner hasn’t confirmed the standard sprint time, you can expect to be around the 3.5 seconds-mark.

Upping the theatrics is a new stainless steel exhaust system with valve control. It vents out the unwanted gases via four tailpipes, each spanning 100mm in diameter. You can even have them finished in carbon or with a ceramic coat. Besides that, Manhart offers several other components for the exhaust tact. Unfortunately, those aren’t approved in Germany. But, the tuner will run the magic for export markets.

A crucial part of a performance car is suspension. And yes, the MH3 GTR comes with an upgraded set. You can either have the Manhart Variant 4 coilover suspension by KW Suspensions or a Manhart lowering kit with H&R springs. The braking system remains untouched but can be changed as part of the options list.

Rounding off the changes include new 20-inch wheels, a diffuser, a spoiler lip, side aero flics, side skirts and a rear spoiler. Besides the wheels, all other elements mentioned are finished in carbon and come from the M Performance program. Inside, the go-fast sedan gets two carbon bucket seats from Recaro.

If interested, head to Manhart’s official website and fill out a simple form. It’s only after that you’ll know the cost of it all. And when that happens, let us know!

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