The automotive industry has seen a lot of changes happening at such a rapid pace, and it's also seen the older designs being phased out slowly but surely. However, for top automotive brands such as BMW, this may not ring true—at least not entirely—because all their models are a work of art. For over a century, BMW has built some of the most powerful automotive productions in history, with high-performance cars that maintain a particular look and feel in most if not all models and kept their reputation as the ultimate driving machine. The Beemer, or Bimmer if you like, is also an art car, which makes it even more exceptional, as different artists are commissioned to paint BMWs beyond the car’s design. And these are displayed at different art exhibitions and museums.
Every so often, you’ll come across those who've pimped or slammed their BMWs in a way that makes you raise an eyebrow–though most take the safe route or traditional methods like a new paint job or a brand new set of wheels. We’ve seen some ugly mods, others so extreme the vehicles can never be restored back to original, but there are BMW enthusiasts who know what it means to own one and how to modify it without losing the car’s elegance and sleekness. These 20 sickest BMW mod jobs won't just make your face twitch but will also leave you asking for more, thanks to the wicked work their owners put into them.
20 The 6-Rotor M6
At first glance, all you see on this BMW is the black bonnet and the cool set of 19-inch wheels, but there’s more that was done on this M6 than just the exterior. The car got an engine swap with a powerful six-rotor heart thanks to AJ Racing tuner shop. It was also dynoed at 478 hp, revving to 5,500 rpm. Plus, its suspension also got an upgrade to go with the extra power. Why the owner of this insane BMW decided to sell it is beyond us. Ideally, the M6 accelerates from 0-60 anywhere between 4.1-4.4 seconds, but the result of this mod isn't only one of the most powerful M6s out there but also a beast that when unleashed will blitz the 0-60 run in less than 4 seconds.
19 Modded Z4 roadster
This two-door roadster by BMW has three other models to its name with the entry-level model powered by a 3-liter engine that delivers 255 horsepower–but not for this particular one. This Z4 is a classic example of what happens when you let the Japanese work on your BMW.
This car was pimped by 3D Design with new additions, such as trunk-mounted spoilers, a carbon-fiber rear diffuser, and a urethane front lip, turning the sports car into pure awesomeness.
It also has a new front splitter and duds, side skirt extensions, and 19-inch forged wheels with a stainless-steel exhaust system and valves for added thunder. The car still maintained its original 3-liter engine that packs 300 horsepower with a top speed of 155 mph–the full workhorse.
18 Ga-Ga Gray
It’s a sad thing to hear that the BMW F10 M5 model is on its way out, soon to be replaced by a newer model, the G30 M5. But this high-performance sedan is still one of the most gorgeous and best-looking cars among its rivals.
This particular M5 was a custom made-to-order mod, with a frozen-gray finish and a striking exterior.
The owner wanted the exterior customized but kept clean, without changing the exterior design lines of the car by only using and adding the best quality parts available in the aftermarket. One of the obvious additions is the ADV10R track-function wheels with a brushed gloss-red finish, blue brake calipers, and black fasteners, all of which blend perfectly with the body in a bold pop of color.
17 Lime-Bronze Shimmer
If you want to enjoy your luxury car, one of the best ways to do this is by modifying it in a way that it'll stand out from its counterparts on the road. For this BMW M3, the owner made this a reality by taking advantage of the variety of aftermarket finishes available today. He went with a satin lime-green chrome high-visibility exterior wrap finish but didn’t stop there. He went further to add some death bronze rims to the sexy custom set of forged concave wheels, which added an aggressive look to the car overall.
With an already impressive 3-liter twin-power turbo engine that delivers 420 horsepower at a top speed of 155 mph, this car stands out with very little effort.
Plus, when under the sun, it shimmers in such a unique way that only a satin and matte finish can deliver. You’ve gotta love it!
16 Souped-up 1M Coupe
The BMW 1-Series M Coupe looks a tad bit different compared to the 3 or 5 series, which is probably why some owners prefer to change it up by upgrading its packages. This particular Beemer got a series of technical upgrades, let alone the gorgeous exterior. The car’s exhaust system was fitted with an Akrapovic Evolution Titan exhaust complete with carbon fiber and pipes plus valves that are remotely controllable.
Along with a powerful exhaust are a new air filter and downpipe and new engine mapping and performance figures upped to 450 horsepower.
What you don’t see is underneath the car, where a 3-way Clubsport suspension was added and the braking system, modified. It also got a more efficient intercooler, sports brake pads, and racing brake fluid. The final result is a sick Alpine White BMW 1M with a brand new set of forged alloy wheels–pretty cool right?
15 Black Beauty
This sleek black BMW E92 M3 model was tuned by PP Exclusive, who transformed the car into a more masculine and aggressive look with the Liberty Walk wide-body kit. This kit, by LB Performance, features a broadened appeal and bolted wings.
To perfect the overall look, the car got additional KW Clubsport coilovers to cope with the bigger dimensions, four Akrapovic exhaust system tailpipes, and black anodized tailpipes added into the rear diffuser.
PP then added their special touch: the pimped three-piece forged wheels with 20-inch aluminum rims finished with carbon inlays and gold-plated, five-wide spokes. This is quite some work that went into this Beemer, and the results show the excellence that which PP and the Japanese crew put into it. Mad mod job!
14 Evolutionary i8
This BMW i8 can easily be confused with a Lamborghini if you don’t have a keen eye. But, the owner clearly knows what goes into modifying a car. From the gorgeous, flashy matte-orange body, to the wonderful body cues and evolutionary design, this car always gets heads turning and cameras popping all over the place. It isn’t just BMW's first high-end plug-in hybrid car, but it's also one of the most modded BMWs, with this taking the crown so far. When it was launched, the only color options available were Ionic Silver, Protonic Blue, Sophisto Grey, and Crystal White, but with the thriving vinyl-wrap aftermarket, getting this fire-orange shade with matte-black accents only added to the car’s sex-appeal besides its already impressive technology. Enjoy the view.
13 Green Glory
Dope! That’s perhaps the only word that can describe this green wide-body Beemer. The BMW M6 car was tricked out by Prior Design, a renowned German mod company, with a bold and amazing lime-green color and a black stripe running down the bonnet to the lip. The front bumper is a completely new design compared to the original one that comes with the car, and this was done to enhance the air-guiding effect for greater downforce. It also has a pair of side skirts for visual perception, a roof and trunk spoiler, plus a rear bumper for aerodynamic effect. Unlike other BMW mods of this nature, this one looks calm but still domineering.
The engine wasn’t upgraded, as its power is sufficient enough with 500 horsepower and a top speed of 155 mph.
This is the kind of mod that makes you want to stay held up in traffic for all to be able to gaze at your fine piece of art.
12 Bold Beemer
This Beemer underwent a grueling transformation that makes it a stronger and bolder version from its original factory version.
Under the hood is an S63 V8 Twin Turbo engine from an X6 M with Biturbo power conversion that increased its horsepower from 555 to 750 hp.
This necessitated the addition of a larger air cooler and reinforced pistons and rods, plus an additional oil cooler. The final output of this car, after every detail was included in the engine by Manhart Racing, is a supercar that runs from 0-60 in just 3.2 seconds with a top speed of over 350 km/h. the exterior has new carbon body parts, air slots on the new bonnet, a CSL trunk lid, an adjustable front spoiler, side sills, carbon side-mirror casings, and a tail diffuser. Its wheels are ultra-light, 20-inch concave monoblock forged wheels, and to crown it all is the vibrant orange with black accents.
11 Blue Bae
This is a 2011 BMW M5, a car that former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson once said would very well be his next car. This model, designated the F10, is one of the most fuel-efficient BMWs, though much heavier, with a synthetic 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine mated with a 7-speed clutch gearbox, putting out 560 horsepower and 680 Nm of torque. This particular BMW mod is fitted with PUR Legacy multi-spoke rims in a matte anthracite face and a gloss Lumiere grey lip that perfectly suits the M5’s design and body. With these rims and the 21x9/21x10.5 wheels on the front and rear respectively, you can reach up to 250 km/h. We’re totally loving the new modded look and power this car packs under its hood–the ultimate driving machine indeed.
10 Luscious Lime
This BMW M3’s modded look was inspired by the lime color on a Lamborghini Murcielago, which the car’s owner spotted, and he made it his sole aim to transform his own to look exactly the same. The owner, Andrey, resides in Ukraine and owns this 2001 BMW 3 Series that hides a 3-liter V6 engine under its hood. He dreamt of creating a unique car from his simple BMW, and the final result is this lime-green beauty complete with lime interior trims, a GTR hood, new front and rear bumpers, a full exhaust with quad pipes, a CSL-look trunk, new stainless-steel headers, plus much more. The car is chillin’ on 18-inch rims. But that’s not all–he installed an Alpine 2-DIN head audio system with DLS speakers with two amps, creating a GTR-looking car with amazing sound quality and engine power of up to 270 hp. Too cool!
9 The Girardi
This mod is special because the owner, 22-year-old Davide Girardi, is a BMW enthusiast who tuned his car on his terms. The Italian-born avid gamer loves tuning in all its forms, and the moment he got his driver’s license, he bought the 330 E46 BMW 3 Series, his first car ever and one of the most appreciated in the BMW range of automobiles.
The exterior brags Lamborghini scissor doors with LED license-plate lights, Rieger side skirts, and modified front and rear bumpers.
He also fitted angel eyes, barracuda chrome wheels, and wheel spacers with a fiberglass sports hood, among other features. The exquisite interior is swathed with blue and white leather, a DVD-monitor system, a 3,000-Watt amplified sound system (because he loves electro music), and performance pedals. He also added an oversized turbine and a remapped ECU that develops 263 horsepower and a top speed of 275 km/h.
8 Russian Restyle
Wowzer! A chromed-out BMW straight outta Russia–who would’ve thought? So, this BMW X6 M mod was completed by RE-styling shop in Volga, Russia, and entails a blue chrome wrap, similar to the Monte Carlo Blue paint found on the new M5 and M6 models. Russia’s market is known for some interesting and weird paint jobs, plus their attraction to the X5 and the X6, unlike other BMW models, so this was really done from the heart. The kidney grille is painted with the M logo colors and a black bonnet, and the wheels are also blacked out with blue accents to complete the overall look. This car is definitely a magnet on the road as it’s sure to turn heads both of pedestrians and other drivers.
7 Gray Monster Motorsport
We can’t seem to get enough of the high-performance 555-horsepower BMW X6 M, which is why we want to keep bragging about the stylish mods some owners have done on their own. This particular one was wrapped in a matte-gray vinyl wrap from Cam Shaft, a German vinyl-wrap company. The gray monster then got some carbon-fiber aero parts, a front-lip extension, hood vent slats, and a diffuser and a spoiler on the rear. Add some stock 20-inch wheels with the spokes and rim wrapped in graphite gray faux carbon fiber, and you have a sure winner! But that’s not where it ends because, despite the 555 hp it comes with, this car got a sport exhaust, a remapped ECU, and custom headers and high-flow cats, so its 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine now delivers 710 hp for insane acceleration and top speed digits.
6 Yummy Pink
If you compare this BMW M4’s color to that of Paris Hilton’s pink ‘Barbie Girl’ Bentley or Nicki Minaj’s Lamborghini Aventador, which cost each of these hot babes $220,000 and $400,000 respectively, this Beemer takes the crown. Maybe you prefer a more slapdash color like orange or lime green, but this pink chrome is not as ghastly as it looks–at least not for a girl.
The wrap, by Impressive Wrap–one of the best in the industry–looks pretty yummy and fun on this car, which is fitted with 18-inch front and rear wheels and light alloy rims.
The overall look is an insanely hot and exotic pink chrome color that perfectly showcases the design lines of this model. Under the hood is a 3-liter TwinPower turbo engine by BMW that develops 425 horsepower, taking you from 0-100 in only 3.8 seconds. We love it!
5 OMG Orange!
This car, known as the Vorsteiner GTRS3, was modified by West Coast Motoring who did an amazing and exciting job at it. The car started off as an Alpine white coupe, but with the addition of the Vorsteiner kit, the final product is a pearl-orange Arancio Borealis paint job, making it look everything like a Lamborghini. The package included an aggressive front bumper with carbon-fiber accents, widened front fenders, side skirts, and rear-fender extensions, making it a true widebody car. It also got a carbon-fiber rear trunk lid for a sporty and more balanced look, a vented race hood, and a roof spoiler. Add to that the 20-inch wheels in a titanium and brushed metal finish, and you have yourself a car worth bragging about.
4 Purple Rain
Would you ride in a purple BMW? Well, this two-door luxury M6 coupe, spotted in Zurich, Switzerland, is a showstopper! Whether or not you like the color, the loud and flashy matte-purple wrap this car is wearing is fantastic! It has a little ‘G-Power’ sticker on the back, which means it underwent the best engine tuning and power upgrades in the market.
While it's still not known what power kit G-Power used on this car, the factory form of the same comes with a 4.4-liter V8 engine and an M TwinPower Turbo technology that develops 560 horsepower.
In essence, if G-Power upgraded this machine, it should take you to 60 in less than four seconds. Anyone would want to drive a purple car if it came with such specs and looked as smashing as this one does.
3 Tasteful Throwback
This 1974 BMW 3-series model definitely takes the crown for the sickest BMW mods you just have to see. The pre-war car has maintained its quality in terms of the driving experience while remaining a practical-enough car for daily use. This particular one was tastefully upgraded during restoration to enhance its road and track abilities. The navy-blue exterior combined with a chrome belt-line trim accentuates its body lines, thus the sleek appearance. The front and rear fenders are rolled out to accommodate the 15-inch wheels, plus its interior was fitted with Recaro front seats in mint condition–no tears, wrinkles or fading–and a Moto Lita wheel for a steering wheel with a BMW horn button. Overall, this car’s tasteful yet thought-out mods make it such a unique beauty to be appreciated by any car enthusiast–an iconic look to admire for hours on end.
2 Bonafide Beast
This crazy mod job is a project taken up by German tuner Hamann, who announced the Tycoon Evo M program about seven years ago for the BMW X6 M ("M" stands for "Motorsport"). With the revision of the car, Hamann decided to add its touch of upgrades on it by transforming the car into a beast.
The engine’s standard output was increased to 670 horsepower, up from 555 hp.
They also installed a sport kit HM 670 with catalytic converter pipes, increasing its torque to a maximum of 700 pound-feet (so it can hit a top speed of 186 mph), low dual lips with LED daytime running lights, a bumper spoiler, side skirts, two spoilers, plus a new set of 23-inch, ultra-light forged rims. The interior also got a new sport steering wheel made of black leather, door trims, and so much more. Now this is an aggressive enough look for this model!
1 The Modern Man Cave
This sick car-mod job is perhaps every car enthusiast’s dream–a stealthy black-on-black BMW. Some say it's the first one of its kind in the whole world, but even if it isn’t, it certainly is currently the best-looking i8 thus far. If you look at the detail and the attention given to this car, you can tell a lot of time went into making it look this fabulous. Some of the notable mods include the matte-black finish on the exterior and the wheels, smoked lights, tinted windows, classic ADV1 wheel rims, and black visual accents. The kidney grille also has a chrome look with black accents, giving this high-performance hybrid car a sleek and edgy Batmobile kind of design.
Sources: bmwblog.com, topspeed.com, bmwscoop.com