The HARTGE H50 V10
The first thing that strikes you is the two-tone paint work, the special air-outlets
on the bonnet and wings, as well as the HARTGE front-spoiler lip and the HARTGE
rear spoiler. The 3 series BMW from the Saarland – to be more exact, the
HARTGE H50 V10 – is a masterwork in many ways and not all of them visual.
In particular, the HARTGE engineers and mechanics have achieved something very
special under the thermodynamically optimised bonnet. Fitted with a modified M5
V10 engine, a 7-speed SMG gear box and the HARTGE modification to raise maximum
speed from the electronically limited 250 km/h to 320 km/h, the H50 V10 puts all
its power – 550 bhp and torque of 520 Nm (384 lb-ft) – onto the tarmac
via a reinforced rear axle and a special suspension setup that is adjustable in
terms of both rebound and compression. Also new and made especially for the HARTGE
H50 V10, is the stainless steel exhaust system, which turns the V10 sound into
an acoustic delight. Customers can choose between two dual round (or oval) tail
pipes. The wheel / tyre combination consists of 9 x 20 offset 40 at the front
and 10 x 20 offset 40 at the back fitted with 245/30 ZR 20 and 285/25 ZR 20 Continental
Last but not least: the HARTGE H50 V10 interior:
Particularly striking are, besides the 330 km/h speedometer, the carbon interior
trim, the 3-spoke leather steering wheel with carbon inserts, the illuminated
leather / aluminium gear knob and the leather / aluminium handbrake cover.
With the H50 V10, HARTGE is continuing its long tradition of making wolves in
sheep's clothing for individualists who attach importance to understatement:
The H50 V10 is based on the BMW 3 series saloon (E90). A comparable conversion
is currently being developed for the Touring (E91) and Coupé (E92).