December 9, 2015 – BMW’s 4 Series is quite common here in Lebanon, so how do you set yourself apart from other owners? You get the M version of the car, the M4; but to some people, even a BMW M4 is not special or unique enough, one of those people is Wissam Hammoud, who built the first Liberty Walk BMW M4 in the country.
Wissam is a Lebanese DJ and producer, and in his spare time, he likes to work on his cars; currently, he owns 10 modified vehicles, including a Novitec Rosso Ferrari 458 Italia, a Vorsteiner BMW X5 M, a 1967 Mustang Shelby GT, a 1968 Mustang Fastback and a 1965 Shelby Cobra; he’s also into motorcycles, owning a 1982 BMW R80, a BMW HP4 Limited Edition, a 1969 Honda CB and a 2010 custom-made Harley Davidson.
His newest creation, though, is the Liberty Walk M4; after owning a Liberty Walk M3, he decided it was time for a change, so he sold the M3, bought a brand new M4 and gave it the LB Performance treatment. Wissam told us he’s obsessed with BMW M cars, and has driven almost every M car there is.
The Liberty Walk M4 is not just an exterior modification job, however; the car has a KW Competition 3A suspension with a hydraulic lift system, an iPE Valvetronic Exhaust System with a remote control module, ARMA high-flow air intake and a StopTech Big Brake Kit – all of which improve the car’s performance.
Other than the Liberty Walk body kit, which comes with a front splitter, rear diffuser, ducktail spoiler and wide fenders, Wissam’s M4 features custom black and gold ADV.1 wheels, and there are more outside modifications on the way, including “devil eye” headlights.
The 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged 6-cylinder engine is stock – producing 425 horsepower, but bigger turbochargers have been ordered and they’re on their way to Lebanon; this upgrade should bring the power output to 750 whp (more than 850 horsepower), claims Wissam.
Alongside the LB Performance M4, Wissam is restoring a 1973 De Tomaso Pantera, a rare Italian mid-engined sports car, of which only 7082 units were produced between 1971 and 1992. It will take almost a full year to complete the Pantera project. Until then, enjoy Majd Zoghbi‘s awesome shots of the first Lebanese Liberty Walk BMW M4.