Manhart realized that the S58, the 3.0 liter biturbo six-cylinder engine that powers the BMW M3 Competition, had more to offer and the result was Manhattan MH3 GTR.
If in the M3 S58 Competition it offers 510 hp and 650 Nm, in the latest Manhart creation those values increase to “fatter” more than 650 hp and 800 Nm.
Values that surpass even those of the BMW M5 CS, which is, at the moment, the most powerful production car ever, which claims 635 hp and 750 Nm released from the massive 4.4 l V8 biturbo. That is, what Manhart is proposing is a more powerful M3 than the M5 CS.
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To increase the power of the BMW M3 Racing engine, Manhart only had to install its auxiliary control unit, known as MHtronik, on the MH3 GTR, and a new exhaust.
In addition to the power increase, Manhart also modified the suspension for the M3 Racing. So, MH3 GTR can depend on it lovers and components of KW or a set suspension by H&R springs.
Without making any changes to the braking system, Manhart ended up focusing his efforts on the exhaust system.
Therefore, the German tuner offers several solutions for the exhaust of the MH3 GTR. The “standard” option uses a stainless steel exhaust with volume control valves and exhaust outlets with a diameter of 100 mm.
Other options include removing the particulate filter and replacing the catalytic converters, and even a version without catalytic converters. These two amendments, predictably, have not been approved, targeting other markets outside the EU.
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What else has changed?
The changes made by Manhart to the exterior of the BMW M3 Competition are more obvious. Starting with the painting, this combination of two shades of gray – darker in the bodywork, lighter in the lines that go from the hood to the tailgate.
In addition, the MH3 GTR has new carbon fiber elements and, of course, we have new 20″ wheels.
Apart from the logo and the seats, nothing else has changed inside the MH3 GTR.
As for the interior, the only changes were the adoption of Recaro Podium seats with a carbon fiber design and the Manhart logo written on the headrests.
Despite revealing the MH3 GTR, Manhart has yet to release a price for its new creation.