/ BMW, News, Sticky news / BMW M3 GTS is the most extreme M3 ever

BMW M3 GTS is the most extreme M3 ever

Linked In Share
BMW M3 GTS is the most extreme M3 ever

The BMW M3 GTS is largely hand-built by the most skilled craftsmen at BMW M GmbH as a perfectly harmonised package of outstanding modifications, with production exclusively to the customer’s personal order. Focused on motorsport, the modifications comprise both the drivetrain, the suspension and the body of the car, as well as its interior. Market launch of the BMW M3 GTS will be in spring 2010.

Consistent lightweight technology.
Consistent lightweight construction, adjustable aerodynamic units, an increase in engine size and output on the V8 high-speed power unit and suspension technology meeting all the requirements of motorsport – all this gives the BMW M3 GTS a top position among high-performance cars built for Clubsport racing. Unladen weight according to the DIN standard is less than 1,500 kg (3,300 lb), the lightweight body comes with special mounts for six-point seat belts and a rollcage fitted behind the B-pillar.

V8 high-speed power unit: derived from motorsport, optimised for motorsport.
The eight-cylinder power unit of the BMW M3 GTS enlarged in size to 4.4 litres and boosted in output to some 450 hp boasts construction principles and technical details carried over directly from motorsport. A supreme surge of ongoing power throughout a wide range of engine speed characterises the outstanding performance of the V8 with its high-speed concept. The features typical of a motorsport engine include the crankcase made of a special aluminium-silicon alloy and constructed in bedplate design, individual throttle butterflies, anti-knock sensors with ion flow technology, and, wet sump oil supply optimised for supreme driving dynamics.

Seven-speed M DKG Drivelogic with race-bred gearshift.
Power is transmitted in the BMW M3 GTS by the M double-clutch gearbox with Drivelogic also available as an option on the regular production model. This seven-speed M DKG Drivelogic gearbox follows a principle also developed for motorsport, shifting gears without the slightest interruption of engine power. The transmission was developed specifically for a particularly powerful high-speed engine. The gearshift characteristics on the seven-speed M DKG Drivelogic have been tailored specifically to the modified power unit of the BMW M3 GTS and the driver is able to shift gears both through the selector lever on the centre console and through special M shift paddles on the steering wheel.

High-performance suspension with purpose-built brakes.
To convey the supreme power of the engine to the road in equally supreme style even under the most extreme conditions, the BMW M3 GTS comes with suspension technology likewise derived from the highest realms of motorsport. While the suspension is based on the front and rear axle of the BMW M3 Coupé, the rear axle subframe is bolted firmly in position and the suspension features adjustment threads on the dampers for individual variation of the inbound and rebound strokes.

The high-performance brake system of the BMW M3 GTS features fixed callipers with six pistons up front and four pistons on the rear wheels. The race-oriented set-up of DSC Dynamic Stability Control naturally considers the potential of the BMW M3 GTS. Different-sized tyres front and rear running on 19-inch M light-alloy Competition rims in double-spoke design ensure optimum transmission of acceleration and brake forces to the road.

BMW will only manufacture the M3 GTS to order and sell it at about €115,000 (US$170 614) per unit.

BMW-M3-GTS -01.jpg
BMW-M3-GTS -02.jpg
BMW-M3-GTS -03.jpg
BMW-M3-GTS -04.jpg
BMW-M3-GTS -05.jpg
by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Thursday, November 5th, 2009 - filed under BMW, News, Sticky news. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
BMW M3 GTS


Discuss: BMW M3 GTS is the most extreme M3 ever

Leave a Reply















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT to be unveiled on September 9
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT to be unveiled on September 9The newest sports car produced by Mercedes-Benz will be officially unveiled on the 9th of September. Following several spy ...
[VIDEO] Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid gets new promo
[VIDEO] Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid gets new promoMercedes-Benz has released a new promotional video with the newly unveiled S500 Plug-in Hybrid. The German based automaker ...
2017 Seat Ibiza teased
2017 Seat Ibiza teasedThe Spanish based automaker Seat has released the first sketch with the new generation of the Ibiza which is said to go on sale ...
Volkswagen Golf GTD Variant spied
Volkswagen Golf GTD Variant spiedVolkswagen is currently testing out the wagon version of the Golf GTD as the model in question has been caught on camera by our ...
[Video] Mercedes simulator trains you to become the better driver
[Video] Mercedes simulator trains you to become the better driverWhile life-sized simulators are generally associated with the training of plane pilots, the machines have been successfully ...
2015 COTY candidates announced
2015 COTY candidates announcedThe first candidates of the 2015 Car of the Year award have been recently announced but the winner will be presented next year, ...
Honda’s Mobilio jumps from Indonesia to India
Honda’s Mobilio jumps from Indonesia to IndiaThe Japanese automaker aims to improve its market share in the huge India by porting a model that has become an outstanding ...
New British sports car teased – Ant-Kahn Evanta Barchetta
New British sports car teased – Ant-Kahn Evanta BarchettaA brand new British sports car is about to hit the market with its appealing looks under the Ant-Kahn Evanta Barchetta name. The ...
General Motors – 6 new recalls announced
General Motors – 6 new recalls announcedGeneral Motors is continuing to announce new recalls with six separate campaigns which are covering nearly three quarters of a ...
Chevrolet debuts its Manchester United sponsorship in the US
Chevrolet debuts its Manchester United sponsorship in the USGeneral Motors decided that a shirt sponsorship deal for the next seven years with England’s Manchester United is well worth ...
2014 Renault Megane introduced in Australia
2014 Renault Megane introduced in AustraliaRenault has recently announced the launch of the updated Megane across the Australian continent, where the cheapest version is ...
Recall roundup: Mercedes-Benz SLK and SL for Takata airbags
Recall roundup: Mercedes-Benz SLK and SL for Takata airbagsThe German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has recently issued a recall for the SLK and for the SL roadsters because of the Takata ...
Mercedes-Benz to further cut costs, even as profit beats estimates
Mercedes-Benz to further cut costs, even as profit beats estimatesDaimler AG announced a second-quarter profit that positively outpaced analyst forecasts, thanks to increased deliveries from the ...
[VIDEO] Hear the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost
[VIDEO] Hear the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoostAnother video upload with the brand new 2015 Ford Mustang is partially revealing the sound of the EcoBoost four-cylinder ...
[VIDEO] Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat – POV drive on the track
[VIDEO] Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat – POV drive on the trackA new video with the recently unveiled Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is showing the impressive muscle car go around on the track ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

Mercedes-Benz-AMG-GT-1
VW Golf GTD Variant 01
bmw m4 coupe tuning vorsteiner 1
2015 toyota yaris facelift united states 1
mercedes-benz a45 amg tuning vath 1
2015 porsche cayenne facelift 1
2015 hyundai tucson 2
Smart Brabus 01
Audi Q7 01
Mercedes ML Facelift 03
Jaguar XJ Facelift 01
Honda NSX 01

More automotive from inautonews
The newest sports car produced by Mercedes-Benz will be officially unveiled on the 9th of September. Following several spy photos and teaser images with it, the new Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is about to be officially unveiled. According to the German automotive media, the model in question will be ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Review – German GP 2014
Review – German GP 2014Taking Rosberg’s easy win out of the picture, the German GP was truly spectacular, full of wheel-to-wheel racing, some of the overtakes backfiring ...
Britain and Germany go to war
Britain and Germany go to war1995, the German Grand Prix at the old Hockenheimring. Damon Hill leads at the end of lap one ahead of Schumacher but loses the car at the first ...
Racing tracks – sleeping pill or energy drink?
Racing tracks – sleeping pill or energy drink?The racing weekend took us across the whole world last weekend, with dull or spectacular racing being influenced not only by the quality of the ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety General Motors – 6 new recalls announcedGeneral Motors is continuing to announce new recalls with six separate campaigns which are covering ... Recall roundup: Mercedes-Benz SLK and SL for Takata airbagsThe German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has recently issued a recall for the SLK and for the SL ...
Safety Section