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Mateusz’s F11 Touring

Photography by JLZ1.com

About 2 years ago Mateusz and his wife were expecting a child so Mateusz decided that he will need something a bit bigger and more reliable. Being in a low E46 Touring he wanted to get another BMW.

He eventually decided on a carbonschwarz metallic F11 530d (N57D30O0 3.0 diesel engine 180kW 245 HP) and purposely opted for no X-drive, to avoid problems with different tires/setups in the future. The car was very well equipped (Navi Professional with 10” display and 12 speakers included) and comfortable but it was obvious that the car would not remain stock for long.

The plan was to keep it simple again... to make it as low as possible with aftermarket wheels, but this time on air ride. The new suspension is based on KW V3 Coilovers with Bilstein B6 shocks and Viair parts. All of the customization is done by Polish air ride guru, Czesław Customizer.

The next step was the wheels so he bought a set of Niche Surge M114's, a wheel company that is not very popular in Europe and Poland. Wheel specs are 20x10.5" et20 both front and rear. Hankook Ventus S1 255/30 are stretched on the front and Continental Contisport Contact3 265/30 on the back. For the perfect fitment while the car lay on the ground, the wheel arches needed to be rolled a bit.

All windows, trims, and front grille were swapped to the Shadowline version. The M-Package that came on the car was sporty, but Mateusz still wanted it to look more aggressive so a Schmiedmann carbon front lip was added. These are minor changes for now but Mateusz is already thinking about modifying the exhaust and adding some more carbon to the side skirts and rear bumper.

We look forward to seeing any updates and new changes Mateusz does to this super clean example of a German wagon.