Video with the rumored BMW M3 GT4 street-version

Videos | October 18th, 2009 by 5

A new video from the famous Nurburgring track fuels the rumors of a BMW M3 GT4 street-version model or as some people call it, a …

A new video from the famous Nurburgring track fuels the rumors of a BMW M3 GT4 street-version model or as some people call it, a CSL-like M3. Despite the excitement seen in the BMW community, we’re still reluctant to name this M3 a GT4 or CSL. So far, there has been no indication that BMW is planning on releasing a similar vehicle, on the contrary, several old reports from the company stated that no CSL M3 will be built on the current E9x platform.

Sure, some early reports based on spy photos came afloat in July 2008, but since then, the allegedly M3 CSL prototype disappear of the radar.

As seen in the previous spy shots released earlier in the week, this M3 sports some racing elements: front bumper with larger air intakes, new wheels and a huge rear spoiler.

Now to make things even more confusing, judging by the license plate, similar to the thousands of them seen on other test mules, this M3 seems to be registered by BMW. There is also a report on M3post from the person responsible for this video, stating that the M3 was spotted during a manufacturer testing session at Nurburgring.

Confused much? Yes, we are also, but if indeed this M3 is a GT4 or CSL prototype, we’ll hear more about in the next months.

[Source: M3post ]

5 responses to “Video with the rumored BMW M3 GT4 street-version”

  1. jon H says:

    looks sick but if it was a mule wouldnt it have some of that weird plastic or at least covered badges. how do we know thats not just someones m3 they have modded?

  2. So is this a tuned M3 with a wing or something revolutionary? Did this car beat the Nissan GT-R times on the NRing track? I would like to see this car with classic E39 M3 style fenders. The minute extra weight would be worth the aesthetics.

  3. Matt Stokes says:

    As far as I know the GT4 has already been homologated from the current M3.

    GT4 regulations don’t really allow you to add much to the car that wasn’t there already, most of the GT4 tech regs revolve around merely adding safety to the vehicle.. The engine, body work etc, in the GT4 class must remain the same as the road car from which the race car is homolgated (ie the current M3 model)

    … I could be wrong though.

    They have a GT2 M3, and a GT4… maybe they are going for a GT3 model as well, that does allow for more body work changes, and would put them in a more internationally recognised series (up against the Alpina B6 GT3 and the Audi R8 GT3)

    IMO, this is more likely a CSL than a ‘GT’ model… but personally I don’t think it’s a CSL either.

  4. joseph says:

    yawn..this car is a one off, obviously not intended for mass production. E9x is way too chunky for CLS prospects anyway. These days, BMW is willing to spend hundreds of millions to mass produce GT monstrosities with an M badge slapped on. A focused, light weight 3 does not seem to be their priority. Unfortunate.

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