2008 Hamann BMW 3-Series Thunder review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 24 September 2007 , 09:09:36 byAngela

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Hamann BMW 3-Series Thunder

Hamann, one of the most experienced and competent reference for the challenging BMW tuning takes a crowning moment with its BMW E92 modification program for the coupe. The program modifies both the exterior and interior of the car as well as underneath the hood. Its name is Thunder. The tuner offers two slotted and ventilated brake disks, 2 Hamann fixed brake calipers and special brake pads. Also the model receives S1 EVO high performance tires from technology partners Hankook. All modifications mentioned, from engine changes, to aerodynamics, brakes, wheels and interior designs are undertaken by Hamann for all gas engine 3-Series coupes.

Imposing V10 modification for BMW 3-Series coupe

Engine exchange for M V10 with 560 PS and 574 Nm!

Sophisticated M3 look including HAMANN components starting with 325i

Sports brake system front and rear

20-inch wheels Edition “Race” with Hankook high performance tires

Interior refinement with sports steering wheel, SMG paddles, carbon décor and racing sports seats

Is the 3-Series coupe not sporty enough? Too unspectacular? Engine too weak? HAMANN, one the most experienced and competent references for the challenging BMW tuning takes a crowning moment with its BMW E92 modification program for the coupe, that changed both exterior and interior design as well as underneath the hood beyond recognition. The awe-inspiring coupe answers to the perfectly matched name “Thunder“!

Sports brake system " just in case

Whatever looks tremendously fast, generally is driven tremendously fast. As HAMANN takes safety close to heart, each “Thunder” receives a sports brake system front and back. It consists of two slotted and ventilated brake disks (front 405x43 mm / rear 380x28 mm), 2 HAMANN fixed brake callipers (six-piston front, four-piston rear) and special brake pads.

Wheels in 20-inch

Wheels in 20-inch size match best to modified “Thunder”. HAMANN offers this size with design “Edition Race”. The appearance of this three pieced, ultra-lightweight, forged rim in cross-spoke design with black spider is characterized by 9 main spokes, each branching outwards into two further spokes. Next to this striking, exciting design the titanium bolts are particular attention getters. Icing to the cake is the elegant looking high-gloss polished rim flange. Applied in front, this wheel comes in 8,5Jx20 with tires in 10,5Jx20-inch. Rear end of the 560 hp “Thunder” is carried across asphalt in tires 325/25 ZR20.

HAMANN equips the “Thunder” with S1 EVO high performance tires from technology partners HANKOOK.

All listed modifications from engine changes, to aerodynamics, brakes, wheels and interior designs are undertaken by HAMANN for all gas engine 3-Series coupes starting with 325i, 330i, 335i through the M3 .