BMW M140i tuned by Manhart

For those who want more power from their BMW M140i, which was the last RWD hot hatch on sale, German tuner Manhart offers the MH1 400 package.

Thanks to recalibrated ECU software and a new downpipe, the 3.0-litre straight-six engine produces 320 kW / 435 hp of power and 644 Nm of torque. For comparison, the stock BMW M140i produced 250 kW/340 hp and 500 Nm of torque which was a record for the hot hatches on sale at the time, while the AC Schnitzer-tuned M140i produced 294 kW / 394 hp and 600 Nm of torque.

The power upgrades will probably result in faster performance figures compared to the factory stock car’s 0-100 km/h time of 4,6 seconds (RWD version) and top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

Besides the engine, Manhard upgraded the suspension with lowered KW coilover springs and the brakes with 6-piston callipers at the front.

Visually, the Manhart MH1 400 is differentiated by the new carbon fiber front splitter, the 19″ Concave One rims with six dual spokes in silk-matte black or polished diamond finish and the stainless steel sport muffler with 90 mm twin tailpipes.

Inside, the car gets carbon fiber treatment on the steering wheel, gear knob and centre console, however the coolest part is the additional display taking the place of one of the central air vents (boost pressure, power and torque figures)!

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