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LTBMW's Supercharged Saloon

December 15th, 2011 member crs2pepper is just one of the many happy customers that have visited LTBMW in El Monte, CA. The project this time is an Alpine White M3 Sedan and the goal was simple: MORE POWER. They accomplished that by adding a complete VT-1-535 supercharger system from the folks at ESS Tuning. The kit adds manageable linear power throughout the torque curve and boosts the already beastly M3 to an impressive 550 horsepower at a very low boost setting.

To manage all of that power the car was definitely going to need some serious traction and the owner did so by adding a set of HRE C20's (19x9.5 and 19x12) in a unique titanium brushed clear finish and wrapped them with Michelin Pilot Sport 2's. The ride height was dialed in thanks to KW's fully adjustable V3 Coilovers that got rid of the existing wheel gap and gave the car the proper stance with its new wheel and tire setup.

As if the M3 wasn't already an attractive enough car, the owner added a GTS style carbon front lip along with a Vorsteiner rear diffuser and several other bits to give the car a more aggressive look. Overall Chris's build is a tasteful and completely streetable sleeper with plenty of power for any stoplight shenanigans or the road course. Cars like this are the reason we love the Roundel.

Photos by John Zang at 1013MM


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