It was only a matter of time before the tuning companies started work on the fantastic new BMW M3 Competition. The crazy looks and 510hp turbocharged powertrain meant it was ripe for a bit of fettling.
And boy has Manhart stepped up to the mark – with this tuned monster, the MH3-600.
Now you’d think, looking at that name that it’s easy to decipher – ManHart, M3 based, 600hp. But you’d be wrong as their MHTronik Powerbox takes the 3.0 litre twin turbo S58 straight-six engine up to a staggering 635hp and 780Nm. That’s the same as the M5 CS, in an M3! Performance is improved as you’d expect, but the work doesn’t stop there.
Externally the MH3-600 gets a full carbon fibre aero kit including carbon diffuser, front spoiler, rear spoiler, side skirts and aero canards, and a stunning decal set that means you could replicate the amazing black/gold colour scheme of the demo car in their images.
The other reason it looks so good is that it sits on Manhart Concave One 21-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres and 22mm spacers all around to really fill the wide arches. But even those amazing wheels wouldn’t look good with a big arch gap, so there’s a KW Manhart Variant 4 Suspension kit that lowers and tightens up the handling.
And what would a 635hp beast like this be, without a roar? So Manhart fits a full cat-back stainless steel exhaust system with 4x100mm carbon fibre tips. And trust us, it sounds incredible.
This is the M3, turned up to 11. What a machine!
Win this amazing Manhart MH3-600 this week in the BOTB Dream Car Competition!