A red BMW M3 has always been an attractive selection for many owners. We’ve previously published top choices of exterior colors for BMWs and red certainly attracted a lot of fans. This BMW E92 M3 comes with a Melbourne Red exterior, a set of HRE Wheels and some interesting performance mods. While the previous generation of the M3 may show its age, it certainly still has the punch it needs to stay relevant in today’s performance market.
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For many owners, adding a set of aftermarket wheels, lowering their cars and improving performance is all they are prepared to do or spend on, and same principles apply to this E92 M3.
Similar to the previous M3 generations that introduced a new engine, the fourth generation M3 used a new powerplant as well – the award-winning 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).
This particular M3 was brought to AutoCouture Motoring for some visual and performance modifications.
With a set of HRE P101 wheels, finished in a Brushed Clear color, and properly lowered, the M3 stands out even more in the crowd of E92 M3s. The installed Brembo BBK makes the M3 stop even quicker, it removes brake fade and provides a welcome performance addition.
Here is a photo gallery of the car: