This Tuned Widebody E36 BMW M3 Looks Crazier Than A GTR


The BMW 3-Series E36 has aged quite nicely, especially in the M3 Coupe flavor. Still, things have moved on since the mid-90s, making the stock bodykit look somewhat understated for a performance-focused model. LTO (Live To Offend) tried to change that by offering a widebody kit designed by Khyzyl Saleem, taking inspiration from the M3 GTR racecar.

The pictured model was built by Mush Karkhi and is showcased at the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. It is based on a 1995 BMW M3 which was in rough shape before the conversion started.

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Only a few body panels remained untouched, with the resulting BMW M3 looking like it came straight out of the racetrack. The front bumper retains the stock rectangular intakes but gains a pronounced splitter that is nearly touching the ground. The vented bonnet, the wide fender flares with integrated inlets, and the extended side sills contribute to the racecar looks, accentuated by the retro livery with BMW M colors.

At the back, the M3 got a large wing with an adjustable fin, a diffuser, and a new cover for the rear windshield. Interestingly, it kept the stock dual tailpipes and got special stickers for the 50th anniversary of BMW M. The final touch is the custom GTR three-piece center-lock wheels shod in Toyo tires.

According to Khyzyl Saleem, a rebuilt and upgraded 3.2-liter straight-six S52 engine is hidden under the bonnet of this BMW, producing 444 hp (331 kW / 450 PS) with regular gasoline, and up to 592 hp (441 kW / 600PS) on E85 fuel. Those figures represent a healthy increase over the original E36 M3 which produced only 240 hp (179 kW / 243 PS) in stock US-spec form.

The widebody kit for the E36 Coupe is listed for sale on LTO’s official website. Prices range from $4,950 up to $7,450 depending on the configuration and the selected material.

Photos sourced from @the_kyza on Instagram


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