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BMW M3 CRT, Details Emerge


A new variant of the BMW M3 will be out soon and the German automaker has released an initial teaser and some details. Dubbed M3 CRT (aka Carbon Racing Technology), this special 3-Series is going to be the most extreme M3 of this generation (E92). In comparison to a stock M3, the new CRT will be 100 lbs (45 kg) lighter thanks mostly to the inclusion of a hood and roof made out of carbon fiber, along with a titanium exhaust system.


Design-wise, the M3 CRT will feature blacked out dual kidney grills that have matching bonnet vents. The fender side blades are going to be accented in red while the luggage lid spoiler is made out of carbon fiber. Inside the cabin, the car will benefit from special rear seats, while the door panels and door sills will get aluminum and carbon fiber decorative trim.


At the moment we don’t have official information regarding the power plant which will motivate the BMW M3 CRT, but taken into consideration the one in the GTS Coupe, we should see a V8 4.4-liter unit, based on the stock 4.0-liter on the standard M3. This engine generates 444 hp (450 PS / 331 kW), mated to a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (M-DCT). It will do the 0-62 mph sprint in 4.4 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h).


The car rides on the same 19-inch aluminum rims that we’ve seen in the aforementioned GTS Coupe, wrapped around in tires that measure 245/35 in the front and 265/30 out in the back. To stop the car, the German engineers have installed front disc brakes that measure 378 x 32 mm and rear brakes that measure 380 x 28 mm.


As you might have expected this already, the BMW M3 CRT is going to be a limited edition. They are going to make only 67 units and all of them will be sold to well-connected customers. In Germany, the price tag will be 130,000 Euros (including VAT).

Source: BMW via WCF



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