As the car industry in general and, at times, BMW significantly moves into the future, the past models seem to become more attractive for many enthusiasts. As such, it’s no wonder that the aftermarket realm turns its face toward such machines. Case in point with this E46 BMW, which is here in rendering the form, at least for the time being.
You see (of course you do; it’s an uber-wide, green-covered contraption), digital artist Khyzyl Saleem, who is behind these pixels, has a habit: he renders a kit, and as if by magic, this comes to life months later.
Of course, that magic involves years of hard work and dedication from the talented British artist. As such, the gearhead has managed to kickstart Live To Offend, an aftermarket developer that makes his pixel dreams come true.
LTO has already released a kit for the E30 BMW 3 Series Coupe and Wagon, which became a star at the 2018 and 2019 editions of the SEMA show. Back in July this year, the digital wizard released a set of renderings showcasing an E36 3er package, while the recently announced this is going down the LTO path.
Well, in the wake of that announcement, Saleem decided it was time to showcase his E46 fantasy, and you are now looking at it. As it has been the case with the said previous proposals, this virtual kit goes straight for the M3 look, in this case revolving around the iconic E46 M3 CSL that came to the world back in the early 2000s.
There’s no point for purists to complain about details such as the CSL wheels having become three-piece units sporting monstrous lips. After all, such features are overshadowed by the super-sized aero adorning the body of the Bavarian coupe. Heck, with all the airflow manipulation going on, this thing doesn’t need a wing (you can probably thank the massive diffuser for that).
As you can quickly notice, the package’s styling cues are quite a bit curvier than those of the car underneath it. And, if we factor in the unusual shade of green covering most of the real estate, we end up with a unique take, albeit one that requires perfect execution to spread the artist’s message once it lands on the road.
And, thanks to those side exhausts, the excellent motors that should land in the builds sporting such a kit will be able to express their feelings and emotions while manipulating ours fully.
When it comes to how the artist feels about his creation, let’s hear it in his words: “If we make it a Live To Offend kit, obviously things will be adjusted and changed, but boy do I love the sheer madness of it,“
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Given we just announced that we're making my @lto_livetooffend E36 kit a reality, I figured I'd tease an E46 design I've been toying with as well 😁😅🤣 – – I honestly think I have a serious @bmw problem, but I honestly didn't plan this haha. I honestly haven't seen a E46 kit out there that I personally liked very much, so I started experimenting and came up with this. If we make it an @lto_livetooffend Kit obviously things will be adjusted and changed but boy do I love the sheer madness of it 🤣. O.T.T has a new meaning. – – @rajsangha911, @ben_scenemedia can we borrow your CSL? 😇😂 – – @arnold_design your Supra kit was a bit of an inspiration for this one! Keep killing it! #art #design #3d #lto #livetooffend #ltoe46 #m3 #bmw #e46 #m3 #kyza #ks #khyzylsaleem #bmwuk #widebody #speedhunters #topgear #tease #carlifestyle #blacklist #donutmedia #drift #saywhaaat