2007 BMW Hartge H50 V10 Coupe review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 16 December 2006 , 12:12:58 byEmil

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BMW Hartge H50 V10 Coupe

Back again this year, the Hartge H50 V10 under the guise of the E92 3 Series Coupe. The first thing that strikes you is the two-tone paintwork, then the ventilated bonnet and front wings, as well as the Hartge front spoiler lip and Hartge boot spoiler.

From the Saarland region, the H50 V10 features a thermo-dynamically optimized bonnet. In addition, Hartge's engineers and mechanics have achieved an extraordinary feat of engineering: the installation of a modified M5 V10 engine producing 550 bhp and a torque of 391 lb-ft, which is coupled to a 7-speed SMG transmission and de-restriction to 200 mph.

To help the H50 V10 put all this power onto the road, it is also fitted with a reinforced rear axle and a special suspension system that can be adjusted not only for height but also for rebound and compression.

Also especially made for the Hartge H50 V10 is the stainless steel exhaust system, which makes the V10 sound an acoustic delight. Customers can choose between dual twin oval or dual twin round tail pipes.

The wheel/tire combination consists of 9 x 20" offset 40 wheels at the front and 10 x 20" offset 40 at the rear fitted with Pirelli 245/30 ZR20 and 295/25 ZR20 tires respectively.

Last but not least: inside the Hartge H50 V10 besides a 330 km/h speedometer, the first things you notice are the carbon interior trim, the 3-spoke steering wheel with carbon inserts and the leather/aluminum brake handle.

With the H50 V10, Hartge maintains its long tradition of building wolves in sheep's clothing for individualists who prefer understatement.