It’s pretty widely known that cricketer Yuvraj Singh is a complete car nut. He owns a wide range of high-end cars, which includes a handful of BMWs, a Lamborghini Murcielago and even a Bentley Continental Flying Spur. The Pheonix Yellow Metallic E46 BMW M3 convertible that the cricketer owns was his first sportscar. While Yuvraj has acquired many more cars in all these years, his fondness for the E46 M3 remains intact. No surprise, then, that the cricketer has given his M3 a new lease of life by getting it customised by the highly talented team at Pune-based Autologue Design.
To begin with, Yuvraj’s BMW has been given a new Panama Bronze matte-finish paint job. The M3 has also been given a set of new-design 18-inch alloy wheels that have been painted in matte black. Yuvi’s E46 M3 has been kitted out with Autologue’s Aero Kit. This kit has been developed by the customiser in collaboration with Taneja Aerospace.
Performance upgrades that this car carries include an ECU update, performance air intake, Agency power titanium exhaust and upgraded brakes. On the inside, the car gets a high-end music system and Red Nappa leather upholstery from Stanley. The total cost of this modification is roughly Rs. 10 lakh.
It’s worth mentioning here that the E46 BMW M3 convertible is one of the sportiest cars of its era. While BMW India never officially sold this car in India, this particular M3 was a private import by the cricketer. In its stock format, the E46 BMW M3 is powered by a 3.2-litre, inline 6-cylinder engine that outputs a maximum power of 338 bhp along with a peak torque of 365 Nm. This convertible can sprint from zero to 100 kmph in just 5.5 seconds. It has an electronically limited top speed of 249 kmph. The E46 M3 is widely known for offering a perfect balance between outright performance and gear handling characteristics. This car has also received a lot of rave reviews for its well-tuned 6-speed manual transmission and a highly communicative hydraulic power steering.
Yuvraj Singh has been associated with Autologue Design for many years now. Many of you may remember that the customisation house developed a KTM kit for the cricketer in 2014. They also modified a Yamaha FZR400 for the cricketer. And now, the customisation house has given Yuvi’s BMW a really tasteful makeover that makes it look fresher and far more appealing than before.