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BBM Motorsport 350d 3T Wagon has Started a Party in Our Pants [w/ Video]

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As nice as living in the United States of America is, we’re not fans of this country’s severe shortage of late model station wagons from which to choose. Europeans have a cornucopia of wagons big and small from which to purchase new, but even they can’t go down to a dealer and buy a drunk-on-torque smallish rear-drive diesel wagon capable of doing near-as-makes-no-difference 300 kilometers-per-hour (That’s 186 mph, FYI.). Instead, they have to put in a call into a tuner by the name of BBM Motorsport.

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BBM Motorsport, based in the German town of Senden on the southern fringes of Münster, took the previous-generation BMW 3 Series wagon (E91 for those hip to Bimmer chassis codes) you see here and gave it a set of 19” Z-Performance ZP10 wheels, Stoptech brakes, a KW coilover kit and a limited slip differential, as well as Recaro seats, an Alcantara-wrapped sport steering wheel and a few other new interior trimmings. Those things are all nice…but nowhere near as nice as the heart transplant BBM performed.

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Under the hood of this wicked wagon, BBM Motorsport has inserted the triple-turbo (Yes, triple.) 3.0L inline-six diesel from the M550d, backed up by that car’s 8-speed automatic transmission. In stock form, the engine is rated at 376 horsepower and 546 lb.-ft of torque, however BBM Motorsport couldn’t leave well enough alone, and has reflashed the ECU to elevate output to 434 horsepower and 627 lb.-ft of torque. The tuner says that added oomph will chuck what’s now known as the BBM Motorsport 350d 3T to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds and onward to a 184 mph top speed.

If it was brown on the outside and equipped with a manual transmission, it would be the dream vehicle of about 99.5% of the current members of motoring’s fourth estate; as it is, it merely renders scores of us temporarily incapable of crossing our legs. TMI? Then kindly STFU.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFALp0e_sSQ[/youtube]

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