Berkshire, England - British tuning company Mulgari has unleashed a modified BMW M240i called the ICON03, and it’s a tribute to BMW’s great driving machines of past and present.
Featuring a widened body, lightweight components and modified chassis, it places a huge emphasis on “raw” driving dynamics and creating an “analogue” feel, which was a far bigger focus than simply extracting maximium power.
Many of its design elements honour BMW M machines of the past. The Dimpled carbon roof, for instance, is a homage to the E46 M3 CSL, and the extended wings take inspiration from the E30 M3 of the ‘80s, while the wings’ cutouts feature mounting winglets, which were a traditional 3.0 CSL feature.
While the ICON03 does get a modified version of BMW’s B58 3-litre turbopetrol six, the tuner doesn’t specify exactly how powerful it is, simply stating that:
“Outright performance of the engine hasn't been a focus we believe that under 500bhp (373kW) is where a true drivers car lies, plenty of power but more importantly power that can be used.” Mulgari does however mention a torque figure of 590Nm, which is significantly up on the standard M240i (500Nm) and even on the M2 Competition (550Nm).