The BMW M3 GTS Sedan finally gets into the production in form of the BMW M3 CRT Sedan. It is limited to 67 units, each priced at 130,000 euro.
And apparently it is only offered to special BMW M GmbH customers. The M3 CRT (Carbon Racing Technology), like its coupe sibling, the M3 GTS, is a lightened, more powerful, kinda track-focused version of the M3 sedan. The CRT is about 45 kg lighter than a normal M3 sedan thanks t extensive use of carbon fiber. You will find CF on the roof, the bonnet, and even seats structure. The CRT also benefits from a bespoke titanium exhausts system.
The looks of the car is also enhanced with a carbon aero package including items like a front lip spoiler, vented hood, blacked-out grilles, and a tail spoiler. All of the new components along with the side vents are garnished with red accents. While we don’t dig the red stuff, we found the M-badged brake calipers to be a really cool touch.
The car has the same wheel-tire combination as the GTS Coupe with 19-inch blacked-out rims wrapped in 245/35 tires at front and 265/30 at the back. Inside the cabin, besides the red/black leather upholstery and carbon/aluminum trimming, you also get a special numbered CRT plaque, and special sills, and of course lots of M badges.
The M3’s 4.4 liter naturally aspired V8 (last NA engine for M3) is the same as in the GTS and makes 450 PS which is 30 more than the 420 of the standard M3s. BMW could surprise the fans by giving this car a manual gearbox, but it still gets the 7-speed dual-clutch DCT transmission. That makes the car real quick, as it makes 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and can reach 290 km/h.
There hasn’t been a shortage of BMW M3 special editions in recent years, but this one is definitely up there.