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Rumor: BMW M3 GTS Sold Out? It doesn’t surprise us

BMW M3, Featured Posts | January 28th, 2010 by 12
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According to the fellows at TopSpeed, BMW Motorsport division announced that every single BMW M3 GTS planned for this year has been already sold. First …

According to the fellows at TopSpeed, BMW Motorsport division announced that every single BMW M3 GTS planned for this year has been already sold. First deliveries are scheduled to begin in Germany next May and the M3 GTS carries a sticker price of 115,000 euros (about $170k).

BMW has not revealed how many units are being produced this year, but we expect to be lower than any other M car, therefore, we’re not surprised at all by the “sold-out” news.

In a recent interview, Dr. Kay Segler, BMW M boss, said that he was surprised by the public’s positive reaction to the M3 GTS.

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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.

M3 GTS weighs 1490 kg (3285 lbs), 419 lbs less than the stock M3 coupe’s 3704-lb curb weight.

To optimize the flow of air and adjust the car’s downforce as required, the BMW M3 GTS comes with a race-oriented front air dam and rear wing. This allows appropriate adjustment of the car’s aerodynamic qualities in motorsport and for other purposes, tailored to the specific profile of the respective track.

Exclusively for the BMW M3 GTS, the engine builders of BMW M have developed a power unit based on the M high-performance engine of the current BMW M3: with a capacity of 4.4 liters and an output of some 450 bhp. The car is fitted with a 7-speed M dual clutch transmission with adapted shift characteristics.

The interior features include classic bucket seats, interior trim in carbon and an M steering wheel finished in alcantara. The door and side panels at the rear also come in alcantara, while six-point seat belts delivered with the car for subsequent use, a fire extinguisher and preparation for an emergency-off switch in motorsport round off the wide range of special features inside the car.

Unfortunately, the GTS is not available for the North American market. The car will debut in March at Geneva Motor Show.

[Source: TopSpeed ]

  • Giom

    “Dr. Kay Segler, BMW M boss, said that he was surprised by the public’s positive reaction to the M3 GTS.”

    I’m surprised that he was surprised. I never doubted for a second that this car will sell-out. Maybe this will inspire their efforts with the planned supercar (what ever they will call it). I mean, have they ever had any of these limited edition race cars that didn’t sell-out? I don’t think so.

    I’m thinking Z1, Z8, E42 M3 GTR, M3 CLS, M3 CS (in England) etc. We need these cars from BMW so we can race them in the upcoming GT5 sim. I had so wished for a supercar by then…:(

    • http://www.rpmgo.com AndreyDobra

      considering the complaints when the company announced that the current M3 won’t get a classic CSL, and the great feedback when it announced the GTS, BMW should’ve seen it coming a mile away.

  • plaxico

    The reality is that most BMW owners have never (and never will) drive their cars to the limit….so whats the point of this tell me please

    • Giom

      Generalization!

      Granted, most never do – but some does. Check YouTube.

    • Elgee

      u’r just stupid! if u’r thinking of top speed ok, but on a track people always try to do their best, skilled one push their cars to the limit

    • Stevie

      If you think that’s the case, then we don’t need an engine with over 200 hp…”most” people drive in the city and rarely drive over 200km/hr…

      But i’m not one of those people. I travel more than 3000km at least 3 times a year on a mountain, and with that big of engine and great handling is just what i need. It’s the joy and pleasure that count.

  • E90M3

    No surprise from me neither.

  • Dean

    Once again, not available to the North American market =(

  • http://hotmail.com M5-2011

    Is this supposed to be BMW’s version of McLarens Orange Crusher F1?

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  • rolren

    The car is a gem, maybe the feedback is igniting for BMW Motorsport to consider planning a supercar in the future. Such cars will never become out-dated.

    BMW Power

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