MANHART MH3 550 (F80)

The BMW M3 is most likely the most popular of all M-cars. As an M3 owner you are one of many, but this will change with the MANHART MH3 550. Based on the M3 F80 30-year edition, the MH3 550 differentiates itself from its competitors in a stylish way.

It all starts with an extra 119 HP due to some small changes including a software remapping. With these changes the 3.0-Litre Biturbo engine (S55) is boosted up to 550 HP and 700 Nm. Another modification are new MANHART downpipes. By using new downpipes the dynamic pressure in the exhaust system is reduced, which helps the engine to reach the bespoke 550 HP performance upgrade. More obviously the downpipes help to significantly increase the sound volume. Supported by a new MANHART sport-muffler made of stainless steel, the MH3 550 sounds more alive and more intrusive than a standard M3. For the export market the MH3 550 can also be ordered with catless downpipes which increases the volume even further. Exhaust tips for the MH3 can either be ordered in carbon or ceramic coated.

For good road contact on high speed runs and in fast corners, the MH3 550 has got a set of KW springs. With the new springs the MH3 is lowered to the ground for better stance but also gains much better dynamic attributes and better steering characteristics. Despite sporty behavior the MH3 550 stays a proper daily driver. The MH3 has the M Performance brake system on both front and rear axle.

The exterior package includes subtle changes which have a big visual impact. Our 21 inch MANHART Concave One alloy wheels can be ordered either in silk-matte black or diamond polished and build the bridge between a dynamic and elegant appearance. Depending on the body colour the Concave One give the chance to create a contrast to the car or fluently fit into the vehicles design language.

Whether the finish, the dynamic appearance of the MH3 lets it look elegant and sleek. The MH3 550 has got a full carbon front splitter and rear diffuser from the M Performance series. As a result, the MH3 550 receives high quality characteristics as well as advanced aerodynamic attributes and increased contact pressure. This leads to better stability and grip on high speed runs. The MANHART carbon hood with GTR air vents adds a unique feature to the MH3 550 but also helps to cool the engine by advanced air flow in the engine bay. The MANHART Carbon hood can be ordered either in gloss carbon or painted in body or contrast colours.

The MH3 550 30-years edition interior stays almost untouched. The two-tone interior of the M3 30-years edition base car starts at the front seats and goes all the way to the rear seats. On the centre console and the dashboard the MH3 550 is fitted with various carbon panels. The additional Awron display provides all necessary information such as boost pressure, horsepower and temperatures, and can also control the exhaust valve system.

On demand the MH3 550 can be customized individually. The MH3 550 is pure understatement, a real wolf in sheep’s clothing to surprise anyone who doubts the hidden performance of this very special M3.

Technical data


    3.0-Litre Biturbo Engine (S55)


    Original: 450 HP & 550 Nm
    Tuned: 550 HP & 700 Nm
    MANHART ECU Remapping


    MANHART Stainless Steel Exhaust System with Valve Control
    MANHART Downpipes Race without Catalytic Converters*
    MANHART Downpipes Sport with 300 Cells HJS Catalytic Converters
    4 x 100 mm MANHART Carbon or Ceramic Coated Tailpipes
    *No TÜV Approval, Only for Export


    MANHART Height Adjustable Spring Kit by KW Suspensions
    MANHART Suspension Tuning


    MANHART Concave One in Diamond Polished Look
    FA: 9 x 21″ (ET30 255/30 ZR21)
    RA: 10.5 x 21″ (ET40 295/25 ZR21)
    Rim Colour Upon Request Individually Configurable


    Stock Brakes, Individually Tuning Options Available Upon Request


    Awron Display
    MANHART Floor Mats


    MANHART Carbon Hood with GTR Air Vents
    M Performance Carbon Spoiler
    M Performance Carbon Diffuser

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