2010 Manhart Racing BMW M3 E91 5.0 V10 SMG Family-Racer review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 , 06:10:28 byDan

Filed under BMWTuningSUVGermanEuropean

Manhart Racing BMW M3 E91 5.0 V10 SMG Family-Racer

German carmaker BMW offers the M3 as a four-door saloon. To produce it, the engineers furnished the E91 body work with the front apron, front side panels and side skirts and of course, the characteristic bonnet from the M3 saloon, designed their own M3-style rear apron and widened the rear wheel-arches to give them that M3 look. The axles, the tank, the complete steering wheels and a lot of other hidden elements have all come from the M3. The model is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 engine, bur Manhart Racing specialists in fitting different BMW models with the incredible 5.0-liter engine from the M5 E60. This is how the V10 engine has found itself used in another BMW model, the E91. The heavy-duty unit is capable of developing 550 PS which are being sent to the wheels through a 7-speed SMG transmission. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and can reach a top speed of 324 km/h. Both driver and passenger sit in special BMW sports seats and the back seats can be upholstered with leather or Alcantara to match those in the front. The complete car package has a purchase price of approximately EUR120.000. The carmaker equipped the model with Bilstein PSS10 coilover suspension and steering system borrowed from the M3 E90. To handle the power, the model features Stoptech Sport Trophy Kit front and back, 6-piston calipers and 380 mm slats in the front and 4-piston calipers and 355 mm slats at the rear. All the power is being transferred to the road through 3-part Monza aluminum rims in 9.5 inch x 20-inch ET20 and 10.5 inch x 20-inch ET20, Hankook Ventus S1 Evo Tires measuring 255 / 30ZR20 and 295 / 25ZR20. On the inside it features heated performance sets developed by BMW, leather-covered back sears just like the ones in the front, full leather interior with Alcantara roof and door lining and BMW performance steering wheel with illuminating indicator switches.