(Worldcarfans) - At the moment the BMW tuning specialist from Lauphaim Germany offers two basic engine tuning levels for the E92 BMW M3 sports coupe. The entry level consists of a reprogrammed engine control unit which results in an additional 15kw/20hp and 25 Nm of torque. Just in case you don't already have the M3's figures etched into your frontal lobe, the S65 4.0litre V8 makes 414 hp (420 PS, 309 kW) and 295 ft-lbs (400 Nm) of torque. Top speed increases to 300 km/h from the M3's delimited 259 km/h (161 mph).
Level 2, called Sportkit HM/M, takes it up a sliver with an additional 35hp/26kw and 48 Nm from factory figures. Top speed jumps up to 320 km/h (198 mph). Level 2 includes the remapped ECU from level 1, but this time optimized with a stainless steel exhaust system allowing the engine to breathe a bit better ad relse more power.
Starting at 2400 Euros, Hamann's aerodynamic package for the E92 M3 is functional as well as visually appealing. Designed to reduce aerodynamic lift, the body kit consists of a front spoiler, rear skirt plus side skirts. Other style components include boot and roof spoilers. See press release below for more details.