Dick Lovett, an UK sports cars dealership, listed a 2011 BMW M3 GTS for sale on eBay. The limited-edition racetrack-focused M3 has a Buy Now price at 119,990 British Pounds or $187,347.
The right-hand steering wheel M3 GTS has one previous owner and only 29 miles on the odometer.
The M3 GTS launched in summer of 2010 and the limited edition model builds atop the popular BMW M3 Coupe. The new racing-oriented M3 was made available to European customers only. The 150 units went to private owners, racing companies or tuners, and we expect to see some of these cars in upcoming races.
In a previous interview, Larry Koch, former BMW M brand manager, said it will be difficult to bring the GTS to the US due to EPA or federal safety standards.
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.
The BMW M3 GTS was produced at the BMW M GmbH manufacturing facility. 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, which is designed for club sport use, has also been specifically optimised with regard to aerodynamics and lightweight construction.
The supreme sporting potential of the BMW M3 GTS is underlined, inter alia, 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 optimised 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 metre mark from a standstill in just 22.5 seconds. Top speed is 305 km/h.
So if you’re an European customer in the market for an ultimate sports car, this is an unique opportunity.