BMW M3 CRT runs 1:13.6 minutes at Hockenheim

BMW M3, Featured Posts | October 25th, 2011 by 17
BMW M3 CRT Limousine 081 750x500 BMW M3 CRT runs 1:13.6 minutes at Hockenheim

Back in July 2011, at the BMW M Festival, BMW introduced the all-new, exclusive and limited M3 CRT. The M3 CRT, short for Carbon Racing …

Back in July 2011, at the BMW M Festival, BMW introduced the all-new, exclusive and limited M3 CRT.

The M3 CRT, short for Carbon Racing Technlogy, will be produced as a limited edition and only 67 units were being manufactured.

Following the steps of the M3 GTS, the CRT comes with a premium price and a wide range of performance upgrades. It is priced in Germany at 130,000 euro and not available for US market. BMW M3 Carbon Fiber Technology debuts new production process for CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) components that are used in the upcoming i3 and i8.

BMW M3 CRT Limousine 081 655x436 BMW M3 CRT runs 1:13.6 minutes at Hockenheim

M3 CRT uses the same engine as the M3 GTS Coupe, 450 horsepower at 8,300 RPM and 324 lb-ft torque at 3,750 RPM. Top speed is limited to 180 mph and the carbon-fiber dressed M3 runs to 62 mph in just 4.4 seconds.

To test the abilities and performance of the M3 CRT, German magazine Sports Auto takes the ultra-sporty M3 sedan to Hockenheim. While the “regular” E90 M3 Sedan runs through a lap of Hockenheim in 1:14.6 minutes, the M3 CRT runs the same distance, with identical tires, in 1:13.6 minutes.

The magazine also highly rates the M3 CRT when it comes to driving dynamics and the amazing sound coming from the equally impressive high-revving V8 engine.

[Source: BimmerToday ]
  • Mateo

    -The magazine also highly rates the M3 CRT when it comes to driving dynamics and the amazing sound coming from the equally impressive high-revving V8 engine.-

    enjoy while you can, you won’t see those two things in F10 M5

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1842858183 Ahmad Haziq

      And from pretty much any upcoming cars…

      • Mateo

        true :(

  • wazon

    It seems that my dream car turned into reality. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/La-Ma/1681833435 La Ma

    wow, thats fast ! but its also amazing that it took BMW 7 years to beat the E46 CSL time around Hockenheim. The CSL did a 1.13.5  which was the fastest time around in a modern stock BMW.

    Amazingly it took a 4 door sedan to beat that :-)   I’m sure the E92 M3 GTS beat that time too, but it still makes this CRT a very legit super-BMW.

    all this in a 4 door body makes it more appealing to me :-)  take the kids to school, pickup the groceries and in between take it to the track and beat most cars :-)  jeez somebody please wake me up ! this car was sold out in an hour after it was released ! 67 were made for Europe only. What a car !

    • wazon

      M3 GTS did Hockenheim in 1.12.5.

      • Arwar

        Yep, it is the fastest production BMW ever on hockenheimring. I wonder how fast would the M3 dtm do?

  • UberMpower

    So which is it 1:13:1 according to here or the source BimmerToday which has it at 1:13:6 …?????

    http://www.bimmertoday.de/2011/10/25/bmw-m3-crt-im-einzeltest-der-sport-auto-1136-in-hockenheim/

    • manuelf

      I am a reader of SportAuto. It is in front of me. The time was 1:13:6.
      Of course with normal tires (Michelin Pilot Sport) – no semi slicks! So on semis the CRT will probably faster than M3CSL.

      • Horatiu

        You guys are correct. It’s 1:13.6

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