Autogespot had the exciting opportunity to attend the unveiling of a BMW M3 GTS at a BMW location in Netherlands. Along with an extensive photo gallery, the Dutchmen also bring us a live video from the unveiling.
The M3 GTS was first delivered to customers in Summer of 2010 and prior to the first unit coming out of the production line, all the other limited edition M3 GTS were sold out.
M3 GTS embeds the core values of the M Division and takes the already sporty M3 to a new level. Thanks to an increase in engine displacement and some fine-tuning to the engine, the BMW M3 GTS produces 450 horsepower and ensures superior performance.
The core of the development was the landing gear, based on the BMW M3 GT4 and transposed into a street-legal vehicle. The rear wing was first seen in World Touring Car Championship WTCC cars and now makes its way into GTS as well.
In addition to a larger and more powerful V8 engine, exclusive tuning of the 7-speed M Dual Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic and modified suspension technology, the car has also been specifically optimized with regard to aerodynamics and lightweight construction.
The sporting potential of the BMW M3 GTS is underlined by a power-to-weight ratio that has been lowered to 3.4 kg per hp. Featuring a transmission and suspension configuration which has been optimized for the racetrack, the BMW M3 GTS accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 4.4 seconds. The car reaches the 1000 meters mark from a standstill in just 22.5 seconds. Top speed is 305 km/h.
A beast on four wheels….