Mulgari ICON03 launched: a tuned version of the M240i
British tuning company Mulgari pays homage to BMW’s back catalogue of ‘M’ models, with a specially modified version of the M240i coupe
The Berkshire-based tuning company, Mulgari, has launched a modified version of the BMW M240i, designed to honour the German brand’s past performance models. Revisions include heavily modified bodywork, updated suspension, a tweaked interior and a tuned version of BMW’s 3.0-litre engine. Production is limited to just 25 units.
Mulgari started by fitting the standard M240i with a wider set of alloy wheels and massively flared, squared-off wheel arches, which it claims pays homage to the E30 M3. A more aggressive body kit with a functional front splitter completes the look, while the ICON03’s dimpled carbon fibre roof apes the unit fitted to the E46 M3 CSL.
The ICON03’s exterior is finished with carbon fibre mirror caps, yellow brake calipers and a range of ‘Mulgari’ badges. Inside, the tuning company has fitted a new flat-bottomed steering wheel, a pair of Recaro racing seats, carbon fibre paddle shifters and bright yellow trim.
The ICON03 is powered by a tuned version of the M240i’s turbocharged straight-six, producing 590Nm of torque. Mulgari claims that outright performance is not focal for the ICON03, so power figures remain unknown.
A spokesman for the brand said: “We believe that under 500bhp is where a true drivers car lies; plenty of power but more importantly power that can be used.”
The Mulgari ICON03 also features a suite of suspension upgrades from the Rochester tuning company KW Automotive, a full stainless steel exhaust system from Akrapovic and wider, grippier tyres from Michelin. The Barnsley-based tuning firm, Peron Automotive, has also been named as a partner for the project.
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