Teaser Video: BMW M3 GTS tested in Germany

BMW M3 | August 12th, 2010 by 10
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German magazine Sport Auto is teasing us with a video of their upcoming test drive aboard the new BMW M3 GTS going around the famous …

German magazine Sport Auto is teasing us with a video of their upcoming test drive aboard the new BMW M3 GTS going around the famous Nordschleife at Nurburgring. According to reports, the lap time recorded by the M3 GTS was 7:40 minutes, same as its unofficial predecessor, the E46 M3 CSL.

The BMW M3 GTS is produced at the BMW M GmbH manufacturing facility. In addition to a larger and more powerful V8 engine (450 horsepower), exclusive tuning of the 7-speed M Dual Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic and modified suspension technology, the car, which is designed for club sport use, has also been specifically optimized with regard to aerodynamics and lightweight construction.

The BMW M3 GTS accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 4.4 seconds. The car reaches the 1000 meter mark from a standstill in just 22.5 seconds. Top speed is 305 km/h.

Teaser Video: BMW M3 GTS tested in GermanyStay tuned for more press test drives and upcoming  videos in the next days!

  • Rick

    “According to reports, the lap time recorded by the M3 GTS was 7:40 minutes, same as its unofficial predecessor, the E46 M3 CSL”

    Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t the CSL do a 7:50 on the Ring?
    Because if I’m wrong that’s a pretty disappointing time compared to it’s predecessor.

    • wazon8

      CSL officially reached 7:50. 7:40 for GTS is really impressive time, it puts it among such cars as MB SLR, MB SLS AMG, Porsche 997 GT3 (facelift 2009), Lambo Murciellago LP640 (2006), four seconds before Audi R8 V10, two seconds behind Ferrari 458 Italia (2009). Really impressive result as for car basing on sedan.

  • Artmic

    M3 GTS carries a sticker price of 115,000 euros (about $148K US). LOL
    and it is sold out…. yeah BMW, way to go. I don’t understand why this car is important or relevant at this point. a standard Carrera S beats this thing, and costs way less.

    • wazon8

      Which Carrera S do you talk about? If you mean 997 Carrera S, then this car is far behind GTS with its 7:59 at Nurburgring. I guess that you are from U.S. since in Europe Carrera S costs 120k euro and it’s hard to say that GTS is more expansive. If M3 GTS went to U.S. market, it should be cheaper than Carrera.

      • Artmic

        I will wait for more laptimes from around the world… as for straight line performance, the Carrera beats it. I’d rather have a Porsche that costs less, than that M3 that looks like a regular 3 series with a wing, and some cosmetic features and a bigger engine.

    • wazon8

      Disclaimer: after facelift Carrera S reached 7:50 at Nurburgring. Still far behind 7:40.

  • paul

    CSL still sounds better

  • Pierre

    Nissan GTR truly outclasses both the M3 GTS and the Porsche 997 GT3 AND is much cheaper than both!! How is that?

    • wazon8

      http://fastestlaps.com/comparisons/4717b80e35715-vs-_Porsche_997_GT3_RS_facelift.html

      Taking these results I would put GT3 RS over GT-R. GT-R is better on wet track due to AWD, GT3 RS on the other hand is better is better on most of dry tracks, expect Nurburgring.

      As for your question why it’s cheaper than Porsche and BMW, the answer is simple: Nissan cannot price their cars as high as Porsche and BMW, because they makes numbers of shitty (more shitty after cooperation with Renault) cars far from premium products. I don’t know whether you’ve got an opportunity to drive GT-R, but the worst thing about this car is that despite that it gives you really impressive performance, it offer less fun from driving than regular M3. Because of that I would take M3 GTS or GT3 over it.

      Other interesting thing about GT-Rs times is that they are better than GT-R Specs-V ( http://fastestlaps.com/comparisons/4717b80e35715-vs-_Nissan_GT-R_SpecV.html ). And it’s really misterious to me, since the last one is according to data bit more powerful 472hp vs. 485hp, has the same torgue and is 70 kg lighter. How then could it be the case that regular GT-R is faster? I don’t get it. Something cries for explanation with these track times.

      • wazon8

        As for GT-R vs. GT-R Specs-V another interesting data are: Specs-V is faster about 0,1 mph when quartermile was measured, Specs-V reached 74,7mph slalom speed vs. GT-R – 72,9mph. Can someone explain how Specs-V can be slower on tracks?

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