Published on October 8th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Should Malaysian Police Be Testing The New BMW M3
Or should they be testing the BMW M3 tuned by AC Schnitzer?
In the past 24 hours the motoring media and some online news media have managed to burst the bandwidth with rumors about our local law enforcement testing some rather expensive and desirable vehicles.
One car has been the hot topic of discussion due to its ‘high’ selling price and its pedigree. The BMW M3. This all new performance BMW is on the wish list of many car enthusiast and so they feel that it should not be driven by police officers, especially during this tough economic times.
Now, it is not for us to comment on the reasons why they are evaluating this all new BMW M3 4-door sedan, but after seeing so many speeding Gazoo Racing tuned Toyota Vios (Vios GR-S), Honda City and Perodua Myvi’s speeding on our roads it looks like enforcement is needed with fast vehicles as we always say and they need to be chased and caught.
Even the latest Honda City RS e-HEV which comes with ‘bags’ of torque and selling fast will be seen speeding along soon.
However, we have a suggestion. Our law enforcement should instead be looking at evaluating this tuned and rather special BMW. The AC Schnitzer G80 BMW M3. Right now the M3’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged engine produces just 503 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque from the factory.
After some cleaver engineering from the ‘boys’ at AC Schnitzer, this new M3 delivers a much needed by the law enforcement, 87 horsepower more, which brings it to 590 horsepower and some 100 Nm more an impressive 750 Nm of torque, all of which is still sent to the rear wheels. This will allow any law enforcement officer to chase down a GR Vios or a e.HEV City.
A front-splitter increases downforce by as much as 40 kg at 200 km/h. Aero dynamic features continues down the sides of the M3 with a four-piece deflector set for the front fenders, which are complemented by design elements on the hood.
Meanwhile, at the back of this M3 there is a roof spoiler that adds another 20 kg of downforce. The combination of a rear diffusor, a new Carbon ‘Racing’ rear wing that has a gurney flap makes another 70 kg of downforce to keep this M3 sedan ready and planted through the tight corners on a circuit.
Yes, it might be a little more expensive, but it will look great running on our roads. Right?
Now, this is adrenalin chasing power that can even nab the law breaking Aston Martin DBX and or Lamborghini Urus driven by some Datin Sri along an open highway.