The M3-inspired bumper kit will set you back ¥2,500 ($380), while the M2 Competition kit costs ¥2,500 ($1,800). Clearly, these body kits are aimed at people who wish they could own the latest BMW M cars but can’t afford to buy a new M3 or M2 Competition, which starts at $69,900 and $58,900 respectively. This is why supercar replicas based on common cars are so popular.
It also goes without saying that the old E60 5 Series can’t match the performance offered in the new M3 and M2 Competition. Under the hood, the M3 is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six engine producing 473 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque, while the M2 Competition utilizes a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six generating 405 hp and 406 lb-ft.