The new BMW Z4 is a good looking car. I wasn’t really convinced about that initially, as the pictures don’t really do it color. After spending some time with it, especially in the top-dog guise, M40i, I was convinced otherwise. The thing is, tuners make it look even better, while also adding a bit of power to the mix. After seeing what Manhart plans to do with it, we’re now checking out what Dahler came up with.

The Swiss tuner released a couple of photos of the car this week and it is, as usual, an all-black ordeal. The Dahler Z4 comes in black, with black leather and a couple of grey accents here and there. In usual fashion, the changes are subtle and I kind-of like that on a tuned car. A sleeper works better for me than a full-on, heavily modified car that would attract more attention. Being underestimated feels better on the long run.

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Since this is the European model we’re talking about, the B58 engine under the hood makes 340 HP and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque on the M40i. That’s in standard guise. The Dahler version takes things up to 408 HP and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque. That’s with the OPF intact, mind you. If that’s what they can do with the car in European-spec, the US version could probably reach 450 HP. Unfortunately, they didn’t provide a new 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time but they do claim the car will be able to do 300 km/h (186 mph) now.

The car also got a new exhaust with 90 mm (3.5-in) tailpipes, new lowering springs and a couple of splitters both up front and round the back. The 21″ wheels wrapped in Michelin 245/30 and 295/25 rubber might be a bit too much though, as I found the 19″ wheels to be pushing it already, in terms of stiffness. It’s a great overall package though, as Dahler got us used to.