Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Boots, Sep 2, 2004.
I'll take one of these
HAMANN > life
mmmmmmm me like!!... very german looking!!! ...im trying to figure out what this resembles!!!
nice! What do they put out for hp?
I like it cause it has 5.0 badges on it!
not sure what they put out for power.... I don't even know what the stock ones put out.. I'm sure Pat will enlighten us shortly
The HM 5.0 is hot, but the top one has way too small of wheels.
I'll find the power output or call them, they're doing my conversion anyway.
Hamann is doing your car?
What are they doing exactly?
Yeah, in about 1 year or maybe 1.5 (if I decide to have BMW Individual repaint it and redo the interior, we'll see.. but most likely) they're going to do a motor swap, suspension, driveline/transmission, brakes and that's about it. Probably some M3 CSL wheels (fronts all the way 'round, it's a sedan after all) and some minor other things. Maybe BBS LM but they are kinda played on 3s...
...but I have to get another car first, so I will have something to drive.. so I have to sell the GSR and get something that I can actually stand to drive for the 3 months it's away...
EDIT: I've been talking to them about this since before I even bought my car. Had to make sure I got the right one.
DIE DIE DIE, life is not fair!
Oh yeah, I'm getting this:
Turns out, it's cheaper than a new car!
what year M3 motor?
2002... M5, not M3.
your not fucking around...
may I ask how much one of those engines goes for ?
$14K USD. Ouch!
Yeah, the strong Euro didn't help much there.
Bought a motor awful early not to have it started for 1-1.5 years don't you thinhk?
They're supplying the motor, actually. It will be a Euro-spec motor which has more hp than the US version.
they are supplying the motor?
are you their new spokes person?? ahah
Pretty sure the stock X5 4.8is comes with about 325hp, not sure what the Hamann pkg gives it. Not a big fan of Hamann in particular. Personally I like the look of a stock X5 with out the chrome and the rims. BMW does pretty good in the stock rim dept. I find that a lot of the well known BMW tuners only cater to those wanting aero kits and the ones who are living off of daddy's trust fund. . Grossly overpriced, sort of like designer clothes, big price tag means big profit because of low manufacturing costs. The only big name that I think warrants the name is Steve Dinan. I know one of their fab guys, and they are doing some pretty cool suspension stuff for the new 5's and 6's right now. But When it really comes down to it, performance wise, the only good tuner is their own M dept
Pat you're definitly going to like the M5 motor. A good friend of the guy I work for has one in an E46 M3, that he races at open track days etc. Motor is professionally built as well and makes close to 500hp Not too shabby.
Nah, it's like a conversion. I'm not going to put any badges on or anything like that. It's basically like a motor swap, lol, but I want things like stability control and traction control to work. With the PCM that I have in there, that simply isn't going to be possible.. and you can't just buy one/relfash it apparently. *shrug* It's actually pretty cool and the whole ordeal isn't terribly expensive. It's probably just a bit more than what I spent total on my GSR. *shrug*
I'm still waiting to see the GSR
He's not good with pics... of anything... I think he lives in a make believe world.
Yeah, because you never saw pics of the GSR.
There are a lot of tuners out there that do a whole hell of a lot more than styling. Thing is, that's what people want. Eh, it's thier loss I guess.
BTW: Stock 4.8iS has 355hp and 360tq. Not shabby at all! Weighs just over 5000lbs, though.. yikes!
waiting for gsr picks............
or the messicans
Dude, you SAW the GSR. That was the whone point.
Messicans.. *sigh* You don't recall my Time Warner debacle we discussed in RC, do you?
You know, I can't even believe you're saying this. I sincerely hope you're just messing with me.
You can borrow my olds when your car is in the shop. Just as pimp but not as fast. LOL
LoL I just want that Integra gone. Why didn't you buy it, damn you?!
Cause the japs are too small and design their cars as such.