Original article in German: www.autobild.de - 15.05.2006 - From Marc Schoettler
Hartge brings properly momentum in the three-district. With the engine from the M5 and 550 HP the new H50 becomes the supersportsman.
Sporty one 3er pilot have it in addition, really not easily: Either they drive the old M3 or must with the 330i Vorlieb take, until the new Topmodell at the start is. Now, the Warterei has an end, because the BMW-Tuner Hartge makes the apparently impossible possible: Now there is the 3er with the ten-cylinder from the current M5. And still puts after: By means of elbow unions, sport exhaust system and electronics the achievement of the power station on 550 HP was increased. A V/max delimitation gives it naturally also not more. Who has something imaginative power, can paint itself in approximately, as feels in a 3er.
At first sight one sees to the 3er in hardtrims on that it does not concern here guaranteed the innocence of the country. Despite that quite the car works December ducks Bespoilerung and colour as fresh from the Muckibude. The slit carbon hood contributes to it exactly the same like the wheel housings of the H50 issued far. The tail spoiler works in view of the maximum speed even under-sized. Same applies to sends four-tubing haven exhaust system.
The whole project presents itself as a only one technical highlight. The noble from Beckingen in the Saarland brought not only 5,0 litres the V10 under the hood, but adapted also equivalent still to filter course the SMG transmission to the new environment. If the V10 falls over the strengthened rear axle, the rear tires - with switched off traction control - in molecule chains decompose.
The sounding car so peaceful in the no-load operation mutates bitumen with the footstep on the accelerotor pedal into a devouring Bestie! With stout-heartet gas employment the doped 3er breaks through the 100 km/h mark after scarce 4.3 seconds, good 10 seconds later stands the pointer already with 200 km/h - maximally is scarcely 320 km/h in it. Which for one errs rage. Also negative acceleration can be able to be seen. On the front axle work enormous eight-piston brake calipers, which take 380er-Bremsscheiben into the pliers and for considerable delay values provide.
Despite the V10 the small sedan gives itself handily. Owing to the perfectly co-ordinated chassis the car remains well controllable also in fast curves and has a quantity of Grip. Easy overriding makes not only fun, but the car every now and then faster - in particular in curve combinations. About consumption should be just as little talked with as a driving machine as about the rather poor trunk.
All in all there is little cause for criticism with the compact supersportsman. The H50 is a perfect compromise between everyday life-suited sedan and racing car. And it is to be invented the best proof for it sometimes that it is sufficient absolutely to combine proof of worth again instead of the wheel again and again again.
Insanity: In 4.3 seconds storms the H50 from the conditions on speed 100, which however...
... does not succeed despite the broad tyre and the adjustable sport chassis on snow-covered roads.
And just to show how fast this car really is. Here's a video of a BMW M5 trying to keep up with the Hartge H50: LINK