When there is a need to further customize the interior of a BMW E92 M3, this build by Vilner showcases how one can achieve that. The tuning ship did a complete overhaul of the interior and brought the level of customization to something completely different.
Even though a lot of owners would customize the exterior of these cars first, some prefer to work first on the interior and bring a welcome feeling to their cars that way. It’s a slight touch to further emphasize your personal requests on a car that certainly has a thing or two to show. And certainly, the seven years old M3 can still go head-to-head with the new generation BMW F80 M3.
Inside, the customization process started with the seats which received a mixture of black Alcantara and nappa leather with contrast blue stitching and embroidered “M” logo on the headrests. Furthermore, they upholstered the door panels, painted the seatbelts in blue and added a whole bunch of carbon fiber to the center console, and to different parts of the vehicle as well.
Similar to the previous M3 generations that introduced a new engine, the fourth generation BMW E92 M3 did the same – the BMW S65 V8 engine. The engine produces 414 bhp (309 kW; 420 PS) at 8300 rpm, with peak torque of 295 lb·ft (400 N·m) at 3900 rpm. A six-speed manual transmission is standard. As of April 2008, BMW offers a new seven speed Getrag double-clutch gearbox, called M-DKG (Doppel-Kupplungs-Getriebe) or M-DCT (Double Clutch Transmission) as an option, which reduces shift pauses to less than a tenth of a second and shortens the car’s 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time by 0.2 seconds vs. manual.
It features both automatic and manual modes similar to the SMG gearboxes in the E36 and E46, but with more speed and efficiency. Top speed is 155 mph (250km/h) electronically limited where a delimited car will achieve 178 mph (286 km/h).