The Vorsteiner VRS carbon fiber aero bits for the BMW G8X M3/M4 provide a true solution for the rather poorly envisioned front grille, resulting in a much more appealing look for the high-performance machine that we enjoy so much
One could say that BMW took a complete 180 on the design of the new BMW G80 M3 and G82 M4 when compared to its predecessors. Clearly, the vehicle still offers the same motorsport derived identity, impressive performance and comes with a sharp design. However, the latter proved to be the breeding ground for some of the most heated debates in the automotive world ever since Ford started offering the Mustang with a 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine. It clearly didn’t sit well with a lot of BMW enthusiasts and would-be owners.
While the rest of the car can be said to provide a somewhat usual BMW ///M design language, the front grille of both the new BMW M3 and M4 proved tantilizing in several aspects. One of the key focus points was the size of it, as it is simply enormous and rather awkward placed, whatever BMW’s head of design Domagoj Dukec might say. It’s pretty bad looking.
While the vehicle sports a shiny new identity, it still offers a significant level of track-inspired technology borrowed from the forthcoming M4 GT3 customer sports racing model. The vehicle is still a purebred high-performance machine, capable of impressive performance and great handling. The two-door coupe is prepared by the BMW ///M division, giving the vehicle a high-revving 3.0 liter M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder petrol engine that develops a peak output of 503 hp and 479 lb-ft (637Nm) of torque.
With the standard BMW G82 M4, the power is sent exclusively to the rear-axle wheels by means of a six-speed manual transmission. Purists will love the manual transmission that comes as standard on the BMW M4 Coupe, however, this is a BMW M4 Competition model. In turn, this vehicle is equipped with an 8-speed M STEPTRONIC automatic transmission. With the BMW M4 Competition, the 0-62mph (0-100km/h) sprint will take just 3.8 seconds. A truly capable performance machine both on and off the track. As a result, it’s also a perfect foundation for a great aftermarket build that only needs a few subtle visual touches to make it one of the best performance cars out there.
The Vorsteiner BMW G8X VRS Aero Program Is A Great Way To Fix The Front Of The New BMW M3/M4
As usual, Vorsteiner is one of the first aftermarket aero companies to respond to the requests by the enthusiasts worldwide. In turn, they’ve released their BMW G8X VRS Aero Kit, fixing some of the biggest drawbacks of the new M3/M4 design. This new Vorsteiner kit consists of three main components; the VRS Aero carbon fiber front spoiler, the VRS Aero carbon fiber decklid spoiler, and the VRS Aero carbon fiber front grille/ VRS Aero ABS front grille.
The decklid and front spoilers add some more aggression and maybe some increased downforce. However, the new grille, available in either carbon fiber or ABS plastic, is definitely the most compelling part of this aero kit.
As you will see from the images below, the way Vorsteiner tackled fixing the M3/M4 grille is way more subtler than some other tuners. And that’s what we’ve always liked about Vorsteiner; true excellence without going over the top, but always making the vehicle more aggressive and appealing overall. In turn, instead of making the grille smaller and covering the change with a bigger bumper, the California-based design company kept the size of the grille the same, but changed the inner section to visually create a smaller, more normal looking grille. And the result is fantastic.
The new grille is constructed in one-piece, but is visually split into an upper and lower sections, creating a space for a large horizontal bar. As a result, the new grille looks like more like a normal bumper with a bar splitting the two sections where you would normally put the license plate on. It clearly yields a better connection between the two sections and adds a more practical place to add the license plate. After all, most of the world requires front and rear license plates, so this is definitely a good solution as it impacts the front in a much nicer, sleeker way.
The bottom of the new grille is left open, creating a cleaner look as it’s now visually free of any grille design items, creating a more bumper-like appearance than that of a huge grille. Which in all is definitely a better look & feel compared to the stock design. The Vorsteiner BMW G8X carbon fiber front grille will cost you $1,499.00. If you wanna go with a more affordable solution, the same grille in ABS will set you back just $899.00. To complete the look, the Vorsteiner VRS carbon fiber front spoiler for $2,395.00 and the split-design Vorsteiner VRS rear decklid spoiler will be an additional $2,195.00. In turn, the complete package is $6,095.00 and we cannot think of a better upgrade for the M3/M4 than this.
Sure, the front is still huge and leaves much to be wanted for. However, it’s a big improvement over the OEM look and we’re sure plenty of BMW G8X owners will appreciate what Vorsteiner did and turn to them for an easily applicable upgrade that yields a much more improved look. To make matters even more compelling, Vorsteiner added their V-FF 103 flow formed wheels in a gorgeous Satin Black finish, complete with yellow centercaps, matching the carbon ceramic brake calipers of this BMW G80 M3 perfectly.
You can grab a look at the Vorsteiner VRS aero program installed on a beatiful BMW G80 M3 right below.