Sapphire Black BMW M3 gets tuned by Mulgari Automotive

BMW M3, Tuning | November 1st, 2015 by 3
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Mulgari Automotive delivers a new tuning project based on the popular BMW F80 M3. Their team of craftsmen are dedicated to bringing out the best …

Mulgari Automotive delivers a new tuning project based on the popular BMW F80 M3. Their team of craftsmen are dedicated to bringing out the best in the beast for a discreet yet aggressive persona in a blend of individual subtlety.

The London-based Mulgari takes pride in combining all its facets of exterior finishing, performance enhancement and a new lifestyle division, all devoted to enhancing the customer experience.

So, what is so special about this black 2015 BMW F80 M3 project for a customer that has been bringing out smiles all round?

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Well, for a start it was “fully specced” with every goodie the factory could offer on the flagship 3 Series. The stock offering – with the 3-liter turbocharged six cylinder engine good for 0-100km/h or 0-62mph in 4.3 seconds with 6-speed manual transmission  – simply was not enough.

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So the customer had loaded it, specifying the optional 7-speed DCT (double-clutch transmission) gearbox and stopping power from carbon ceramic brakes filling the 19-inch 437M alloys.

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Looks were enhanced by Blackline front grilles and side markers plus LED headlights, while other features included the Head-Up instrument display, DAB radio and surround-view camera.

That was still not enough. So to press the right buttons the first move was a full Akrapovic Evolution exhaust system. From turbo downpipes back and – in a UK first – this glorious titanium artwork including secondary catalyst bypass pipes was tipped with titanium tailpipe tips.

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While most of the exhaust gas plumbing remains a visual delight only for a technician working under it on a ramp, the larger bore pipes with reduced back pressure provide legitimate performance increases. In fact, torque sees an increase of up to 17.4 Nm and power jumps by 7.3 hp.

This Akrapovic system also saves a substantial 3kg in weight, which benefits overall performance.

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But the modding project doesn’t stop here. Next, the M3 gets a full 3DDesign clear-coat carbon aero styling from front splitter back to the front wheel arches, side skirts, and full arch rear diffuser accommodating those titanium tailpipe tips. These combined create the effect of a full skirt.

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Completing these aerodynamics-enhancing embellishments are a matching trunk spoiler and mirror shells.

The resulting package is a mean machine.

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