AVUS Performance Eyes the BMW M3 Coupe [Updated]

Update: In a rather weird twist of events, we received an email from Active Autowerke, a BMW tuning company based in Miami, Florida, claiming that the BMW M3 featured here was not developed by Avus Performance, but by Active Autowerke and Vorsteiner. In fact, the US firm's Director of Sales and Marketing told us that this is his own personal vehicle.

For the record, we received these photos along with a press release from Avus Performance's media department, while the car is also featured (without any license plates though) at the German tuner's official website. We sent an email to Avus Performance and are awaiting for their response. We'll update this story as soon as we hear back from them.


In its latest tuning adventure, Avus Performance has turned the wick on the BMW M3 Coupe with a new package that includes subtle styling and performance upgrades. The exterior kit comprises of a previous-gen M3 CSL-style boot lid with a carbon fiber spoiler while the same material is used on the new front lip spoilers.

On the performance side, Avus added a sport exhaust system and modified the M3's suspension while the kit is rounded off with a set of 20-inch ADV.1 lightweight alloy wheels available in numerous finishes that are shod in 245/30 R20 tires up front and 295/25 R20 at the rear.