Egypt hasn’t really made that much of a contribution to the tuning scene. That’s about to change and they’ve decided to start with BMW.
Weirdly, it’s not a BMW model you’d expect to be tuned into some ferocious beast but a rather sensible E82 1 Series that’s powered by the diesel engine.
“hatembmw” a member of the 1addicts forum wasn’t really pleased with the final price of the BMW 1 Series M so he decided to make one himself.
His problem wasn’t with what BMW is charging for the 1 Series M Coupe but with the taxes the Egyptian government slaps on top.
In order to avoid paying some 150.000 USD for the very fun little car, he decided to spend his money on creating something unique.
He went out and ripped the 2.0 liter turbo-diesel engine out of the body and put instead a properly high performance engine.
It isn’t to be the 3.0 liter inline six cylinder TwinTurbo of the 1 Series M Coupe but one that’s easier to get round in his country.
That’ll be the 4.0 liter V8 which develops 420 horsepower, all of which are available reasonably quick since there’s no turbocharging to consider.
Alongside the BMW M3 boosted performance, the overnight tuner decided to fit the appropriately widened body kit, suspension components and braking bits.
Even after all that work and adding in of all that BMW greatness, the Egyptian came out some 50.000 dollars SHORT of the regularly taxed price of a 1 Series M Coupe.
Now that’s more than impressive.