Hartge has made the BMW 135i Coupe even more rapid with a new styling and performance kit that brings the 135i up to 350 horsepower at 5,660rpm and a massive 480Nm of torque at 2,950rpm. That’s more torque than the new BMW M3’s V8 puts out, and installed in a smaller car too. 0 to 100km/h takes 4.8 seconds while an unrestricted top speed is achieved at 280km/h. The rear end styling of the car even gives it an M-like quad tailpipe exhaust.
The power figures in this car however falls short of the monster that Hartge created two years ago based on the hatchback version of the 1-Series. The Hartge H1 is based on the BMW 130i M Sport hatchback. They basically dumped the N52B30 and put in the 5.0 litre V8 engine from the E39 BMW M5. New cylinder heads, cam profiles and engine management are slapped on for a total of 450 horsepower and 510Nm of torque.
This is so much power that the car’s rear subframe had to be replaced with stronger components. All that madness shaves about 0.2 seconds off the 0 to 100km/h mark.
Look after the jump for more hi-res photos of the Hartge 135i Coupe.
PHOTO GALLERY: Hartge BMW 135i Coupe
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