Submitted on: 16 Nov 11
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Award-winning Hartge H35d
Chosen by the readers of a renowned specialist magazine as the most sporting car of 2011 in the diesel category, the Hartge H35d is distinguished by an exhilarating performance. Hartge, an important manufacturer of BMW-based sports cars for 40 years, has coaxed a massive 354 hp (260 kW) at 3400 rpm from the 535d (F10). This increase of 54 hp compared to the standard car with its 300 hp (220 kW) has been achieved by a power-boosting module, which is not only highly efficient in terms of fuel
consumption but also results in max. torque of 700 Nm at 1800 rpm. Despite its high performance
potential, the Hartge H35d still falls in the ‘green’ area of the planned
German ecological seal with a CO2 emission of 162 g/km (Euro 5 emission standard). Thanks to the Hartge sports spring set, the H35d sits 30 mm lower than the standard car. And typical of Hartge is the ‘Classic 2’ wheel set. This ten-spoke wheel (8.5 x 21”, offset 34, at the front and 9.5 x 21”, offset 55, at the back) is fitted with Yokohama Advan Sport tyres (255/30 ZR 21 at the front and 295/25 ZR 21 at the back). The stainless-steel rear silencer with dual round tail pipes (80 mm diameter) generates a dynamic melody that masks the otherwise barely audible diesel sound. Design details
ensuring an individual appearance include carbon casings for the exterior mirrors, matt-silver stripes, a set of emblems for the bonnet and boot lid, as well as a discrete Hartge insignia.
Traditional is the Hartge range of products for the interior, which includes a threespoke sports leather steering wheel with a Hartge emblem in aluminium, a carbon steering-wheel cover, a two-piece set of aluminium pedals for the automatic transmission, stainless-steel sill covers front and rear and black velour foot and boot mats.