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Monday, January 25, 2016

Liberty Walk Mods Make This BMW M4 a Mean Machine


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It all started under rather humble circumstances, with a small used car lot in Japan. That shop, Liberty Walk, channeled the youth car culture, distilled its attitude into a simple recipe, and nowadays you can’t go ten feet at some car shows without stumbling upon a Liberty Walk custom. You’ll surely know when you do—low stance, wide over-fenders, and rivets. Lots and lots of rivets. 
Many times you’ll see monstrous Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Nissan GT-Rs with Liberty Walk mods, but not today. This 2015 BMW M4 dons the raucous Japanese widebody treatment, and it looks absolutely brutal. Interestingly enough, it’s also for sale, however these pin-up looks don’t come cheaply. The menacing BMW M4 will set you back a cool $105,000.


Thankfully, it packs big performance to back up its personality. Beneath its bonnet lies the M4’s acclaimed twin-turbo 3.0-liter straight six, which offers up 425 horsepower as standard. But now it has been given a longer leash, courtesy of a BMS stage 2 tune, which cranks up its horsepower and torque by about 40 clicks each. The tune also complements a new carbon fiber intake, Racewerks downpipes, and an IPE Valvetronic exhaust system. No doubt this turbo six breathes very easily.

Under foot, the racy M4 wears a set of deep 20-inch Rotiform LVS wheels, wrapped in slim Toyo tires, which coexist next to the car’s low-slung KW coil-over suspension. Inside, a roll cage now lives where the rear seats used to, helping to keep this BMW firm when pushed hard. Perhaps its only fear… is the speed bump.


Admittedly, the aggressive widebody look doesn’t appeal to all tastes. In fact, BMW purists would probably turn their nose up at such an “offense.” Nevertheless, rules were meant to be broken and wild custom creations like this make breaking them all the more fun.