Introducing Alek Miarkowski’s immaculate BMW E46 330D. Yes it is a diesel but it still runs awesomely quick, although the smell of burning rubber put him off speeding a bit because it sits so low that the tyres are constantly scraping against the arches…
After a bit of panic trying to reach our destination without killing the tyres and the wheel arches we eventually showed up. After our heart rates decreased we managed to put the full beam yellow headlights on which gave us a pretty mean look. Although Alek mentioned something about the indicator stalks not working correctly which meant he had to fiddle around with a wire for about 5 minutes. What a ball-ache!
With some difficulty trying to turn the car round without scraping the arches once again we ended up with a gorgeous shot of the rear end of the car sitting wide, seductive and actually quite graceful. Alek also invested in a custom made turbo back straight through exhaust which gave a bit more aggressiveness to it.
The carbon fibre wrapped bonnet and roof contrasted against the gloss blue paintwork and complemented the look of the car well.
Despite the threat of the arches shredding the tyres to pieces we got our arses out of the back seats and got to spend some time with a gorgeous car with some gorgeous shots in a gorgeous location. Job well done…
Photos – Cameron McKenzie
Words – Karina Mayes
Car – Alek Miarkowski
Special thanks to Jamie Laxton.