Manhart Racing Unleashes V10-Powered BMW “M3” E91 Wagon Capable of 200 MPH
Wicked wagons that propel their occupants at breakneck speeds have been around for a while. We’ve seen our fair share of modified saloons such as the 700 hp Kicherer Audi RS 6 Avant and 585 hp Vath V63RS Clubsport Wagon. But German tuner Manhart Racing has pulled off something quite unique by fully converting a BMW E91 3-Series Estate wagon to resemble the M3 but with the added horsepower of its bigger brother.
Turning a base BMW E91 into a suburban rocket is no easy task and first requires fitting the front fascia, front fenders, side skirts and signature powerdome hood from the M3. The wagon then benefits from Manhart Racing’s special treatment with flared wheel arches and a new rear fascia to house the stainless steel exhaust system with four exhaust tips. The 5.0-liter V10 from the BMW M5 is then shoehorned into its engine bay along with the seven-speed SMG transmission. A limited slip differential is installed in the rear.
Manhart Racing claims that their souped-up wagon can accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 4.3 seconds and hit a top speed of over 200 mph. The company offers both a full turnkey solution delivered for €120,000 or you can tell your wife the car had to go into the shop and then have them convert your existing BMW E91 Estate. Won’t that be a surprise when the gas pedal is touched for the first time!
Source: Manhart Racing