In the world of automotive upgrades it’s not always about tons of horsepower, roll cages, stripped-out interiors, and rebuilt and tuned engines. Sometimes it’s just about style and that’s what the team at Tuning Concepts in Germany focused on with the E92 BMW 3 Series Coupe.
Instead of outfitting the inline-six with all sorts of power upgrades, Tuning Concepts made it all about looking good while going fast. The entire coupe was given a two-tone black and red paint scheme with the black color running from the front kidney-bean grille across the hood, and to the rear trunklid of the 3 Series. Each of the two front fenders and the side mirrors were replaced with the M3 units, to differentiate the E92 from the standard 3 Series model range.
The next step was the chassis that improves both performance and looks for the E92 3 Series. The standard suspension was upgraded with a new coilover setup from Bilstein that lowers the overall ride height and helps eliminate any space between the wheels and the fender.
For the wheel and tire upgrade, Tuning Concepts enlisted the help of Schmidt Revolution who installed their new Gambit forged wheels in an 8.5 x 20 front and 10.0 x 20 rear setup. The wheels are fitted with 235/30-20 and 265/25-20 tires and are finished with a burnished rim flange and polished undercut. The featured color is Satin Black, but the wheels can also be ordered in high gloss Silver or powder coating. For those that want to save every bit of weight for that extra performance advantage, Schmidt Revolution can eliminate 0.6 kg (1.3 lbs.) from each wheel for a total savings of 2.4 kg (5.3 lbs.).
All of the components featured on the Tuning Concepts BMW E92 3 Series are currently available as individual accessories or a complete package. The powder coating for each wheel costs 98.00 Euros while the weight reduction costs 49.00 Euros per wheel.
Tuning Concepts BMW E92 3 Series Specifications
-Red and Black two-tone paint scheme
-M3 side mirrors
-M3 front fenders
-Black kidney bean grille
Type: Schmidt Revolution Gambit forged wheels
Wheel Sizes: 8.5 x 20 front 10.0 x 20 rear (9.5 x 19 also available)
Tire Sizes: 235/30-20 and 265/25-20
Wheel Options: Powder Coating (98.00 Euros/wheel) Weight Reduction (0.6 kg/wheel)
Wheel Finishes: Satin Black, High Gloss Silver, polished undercut, and burnished rim flange
[Source: Tuning Concepts]