Official: BMW M3 CRT

BMW just released the new BMW M3 CRT (E90), a sedan version of the Coupe M3 GTS (E92), at the M-Power event at the Nurburgring. The new BMW M3 CRT Lightweight Sedan has the same 4.4 liter V8 as the M3 GTS and the M DCT transmission. The reason this new M3 is simply called GTS Sedan is because a new Carbon Racing Technology is used for the first time in this BMW M3 CRT. The Carbon Racing Technology uses a new form of plastics that is reinforced with carbon fiber. This CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) is used for the new front bonnet, sport seats, rear spoiler and other carbon bits and pieces attached to the M3.

The use of this new material saves a lot of weight and hence the weight of the M3 CRT is reduced by another 45kg. Pair this with the uprated 450hp strong V8 engine and you have an M3 sedan that is capable of a 0-100km/h sprint in 4.4 seconds and an unrestricted top speed of 290km/h. The exterior of this particular BMW M3 CRT #00 is sprayed in Frozen Polar Silver with Melbourne Red details. The interior follows a striking Orange and Black scheme with an alcantara steering wheel.

BMW announced it will only build 67 examples of the BMW M3 CRT at a price of around € 130,000 in Germany.


Published: June 23, 2011 10:31 pm

Published by

Post Tags :

Share This Article


Comments



4 Comments

  1. Jeff C says:

    Kris, the CTS-V is A LOT faster in a straight line then any E9X M3, so drag racer would prefer the V.

    F10 M5 though, will smoke the CTS-V in a straight line.

  2. Jeff C says:

    Brian, M3 vs. M5……..different size and set up for different purposes.

    F10 M5, especially the 4WD version, is gonna smoke the CTS-V.

  3. Kris says:

    @Brian, really? You’ll take CTS Coupe instead of a M3 Coupe? Only the price is better if you ask me. And it is for a reason.

  4. Brian says:

    So why get a new m5?
    I understand that the m3 is very capable and one of the best and arguably the best car in its segment, but this is just a further example of how BMW is underplaying itself. With the m3 sedan still in production (not to mention this lust worthy limited edition) and the 1 series m being very quick, what intensive is there to buy a new m5 when it comes out, or god forbid a new m6 when it is announced. Maybe super-duper saloons are on their way out, or maybe I’m just a romantic, but I want a ridiculously quick man mouth sedan coming out of BMW. Till then, sorry to say, but the Cadillac CTS has you beat BMW. In all iterations that is (coupe, sedan, and wagon)