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Note to Self: Carbon Fiber Doesn't Make the New BMW M3 and M4 Prettier

The ostentatious design of the new generation BMW M3 and M4 has sparked a lot of criticism. Some have compared their kidney grilles to coffins, beaver teeth, and waffle irons. Others admitted to actually being fans of the styling, and a tiny fraction has turned to the aftermarket world to give theirs more normal-sized grilles.
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Now, such parts aren’t on the menu at Zacoe, who has added the new M3 and M4 to its portfolio, next to other tuned Bimmers, AMGs, and so on, but a new body kit is.

It goes down the carbon fiber route, because this is the new norm in the industry, alongside the bigger wheels, and as one can guess, the add-ons made of the lightweight material don’t make the premium sports sedan and coupe prettier.

Creating a sportier appearance, according to the tuner, is the three-piece front lip. A similar design was chosen for the bigger side sills, and out back, it has new diffuser attachments. The big wing mounted on the trunk lid is said to have been inspired by motorsport and does more than just make the car brasher, as it can actually improve the downforce, or so Zacoe claims. The pictured cars sport matte gray finishes, with black accents, and ride on black Y-spoke wheels that spin around the M-branded blue brake calipers.

It appears that interior upgrades aren’t a thing here, and neither are power boosts, at least when it comes to the M3 and M4. As a result, it is likely that the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six soldiers on with the stock output and torque. These are rated at 473 hp and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) in the base models, and 503 hp and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) in the Competition versions. The latter can hit 60 mph (97 kph) in roughly 3.5 seconds from a standstill, with a maximum speed of 180 mph (290 kph).


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