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Posted: January 29, 2015||
This Alpine White baby M car returned for some big boy brakes. Having previously been here for exhaust, coilovers, wheels and exterior mods, it was finally time to add the finishing touch to this built E82. Opting for a set of red Brembo GT brakes with 380mm Type 3 rotors, this 1M not only looks amazing, but it will probably pull your face off under hard braking. Enjoy!
Posted: September 24, 2014||
This Alpine White 1M Coupe is certainly no stranger to our shop; the last time it was here we installed a full Akrapovic titanium exhaust system. This time we focused on the suspension, wheels and engine. First on this E82's list was installing the Ohlins DFV Road & Track coilovers, which lowered the car to a more aggressive ride height, improved the handling performance and maintained an acceptable level of daily driver comfort. Next we mounted up a set of 19" BBS FI wheels, which are almost certainly the most coveted wheels among the BMW community, along with an MRG titanium racing stud conversion kit. Under the hood, we swapped out the OEM intercooler with a much larger Forge Motorsport one and installed an Evolution Racewerks diverter valve charge pipe, both of which will work to improve the twin turbos' power delivery. Along with the carbon fiber Akra tips, this 1M's exterior is also adorned with a BMW Performance spoiler, Vorsteiner diffuser, Lightweight Performance front lip and an iND Painted cosmetic package. On the inside, a BMW Performance electronic steering wheel brings the whole car together. Enjoy.
"What the Black does, then, is blend genuine red-eyed supercar madness with drip-dry everyday practicality. I'm completely in love with it." - Jeremy Clarkson
If Clarkson's opinion means anything to you, then the fact that he actually owns one of these CLK63 AMG Black Series suggests this is one seriously good car. However, there are some owners that aren't completely satisfied with the performance AMG originally provided. Such is the case with this particular car. While at our facility we gave this Black Series a full Weistec overhaul; most notably, we installed the Stage 1 supercharger system. In its stock form, this CLK63 put down 418whp and 382wtq, but fitted with the CARB legal twin screw blower it recorded 523whp and 438wtq! To help the car transfer all its new power to the road we installed Weistec's rear suspension bushing upgrade kit, which consists of 32 Delrin replacement bushings for the entire rear suspension. Other Wiestec goodies we installed include a set of billet idler pulleys and a billet oil / air separator.
Of the 500 examples produced, probably only a small handlful of these Black Series are pushing this level of power and performance. If Jeremy Clarkson fell in love with the stock version of this car, then we can only imagine what he would have to say about this beast. Enjoy.
Featuring a rather lenghty list of performance modifications, this 2008 335i packs a real punch. Under the hood this N54 is equipped with pretty much all the bolt-ons, including twin oil coolers, a large intercooler, stage 2 ECU tune, blow-off valve, charge pipe, dual cone intake, catless downpipes, a full exhaust system and more. Don't go thinking that this 335i is only good in a straight line, the entire suspension has had a major overhaul as well, including a full OEM M3 suspension component swap paired with a set of KW V2 coilovers. Hidden below, a limited slip differential further improves this car's handling. A carbon fiber CSL style trunk and finned diffuser give some modern styling to the rear while a custom made F12 650i bumper helps feed additional air into the oil coolers while giving the car a more aggressive front end. The car is completed with a set of 19" diamond black BBS LM wheels for a clean and classic look. Enjoy.