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BMW Z4 – with 550bhp V10!

Thu, 27 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0700

Manhart Racing has produced a BMW Z4 with the M5 V10

BMW reckons that there is no need for a Z4M, so the best Bavaria offers off the shelf is just over 300bhp. But one man has other ideas – Günther Manhart of Manhart Racing. He decided that what was really needed in the Z4 was that nice V10 from the M5. So with 25 years experience of making BMWs do something special he set about shoehorning the V10 in to the Z4, and just because he could he fiddled with the ECU to give the V10 Z4 a rather more than adequate 550bhp.

The result is a Z4 that can sprint to 60mph in around 3.7 seconds and on to.. Actually, we don’t know, but the limiter has been removed, so your guess is as good as ours. Manhart also adds a stainless steel exhaust system, an M5 six-speed manual and diff and a set of 285/30ZR19 rubber at the back to keep those 550 horses glued to the road.

Manhart Racing hasn’t given us prices for the conversion, but this is a bit more than  a £1k ECU fiddle around.


By Cars UK