This is the perfect Monday morning mod, directed at all the purists out there. Normally, adding a set of Macht Schnell Springs might not be considered a big mod, but it really does give any vehicle – especially the BMW M3 – quite an improved stance and feel. The BMW’s own fitments and ride height settings are rather conservative, affording owners a balanced setting that allows impressive handling, cornering performance and comfort.
But, for some owners, getting the wheels closer or “flush” with the fenders, improving the ride height and cornering performance is the way to go. Que European Auto Source as the culprit of this build, who made sure the install of the aftermarket parts went through without any drama.
The Macht Schnell Sport Competition (Sport Comp) Springs are designed for the performance-oriented driver. The desire for uncompromised handling is a top priority and the aftermarket parts certainly deliver. With these lowering springs installed, the drive is welcomed by a slightly stiffer feel and lower center gravity for handling and control, while the BMW M3 remains civil enough for everyday driving. Additionally, the springs are fully compatible with Standard and M-Adaptive Suspension setups.
Furthermore, the Macht Schnell Sport Competition springs are crafted from ASTM A401-90 High Tensile Cold Steel, affording a perfect balance of lightweight and high-quality. When used together with standard or M-Adaptive Suspension, the springs lower the car 1.10 inches in the front and 0.75 inches in the rear on average. Just enough to improve both the looks and driving dynamics.
For a starting MSRP of $64,000 you clearly get a lot of car and performance in one package. With a 3.0 liter BMW TwinPower Turbo engine delivering 425 horsepower, the M3 sprints from 0-62mph (0-100km/g) in just 4.1 seconds. It will achieve a top speed of 155mph (250km/h) – electronically limited – but also, give you a perfect balance of racetrack and street driving modes as well.