The BMW M3 GTS still sells for $190,000

BMW M3 | December 13th, 2015 by 5
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Five years later and the extremely limited BMW E92 M3 GTS is still worth close to $200,000. A listing on Pistonheads shows one of the …

Five years later and the extremely limited BMW E92 M3 GTS is still worth close to $200,000. A listing on Pistonheads shows one of the only seven M3 GTS models ever sold in the United Kingdom. The car has incredible low miles for a five year old car – 6350 – with an equally incredible price – 125,000 British Pounds or around $190,000.

Just like the new BMW M4 GTS will, the M3 GTS set the course for BMW M for a long series of Special Models based on the E92 M3 middle-class athlete. The special GTS was launched in 2009 and went on sale the following year. Despite some technical differences, both the M3 GTS and M4 GTS have in common a radical approach to what a street legal racing car should be and they both deliver impressive track performance.

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The most important difference relates to the engine; the BMW M3 GTS is powered by a 4.4-liter high-revving V8 – the spectacular naturally aspirated powerplant which won many awards – while the new BMW M4 GTS uses a twin-turbo six-cylinder engine with 3.0 liter displacement. Despite a smaller displacement, the S55 engine in the M4 GTS produces 16 percent more power than the V8 in the M3 GTS, mostly thanks to water injection system.

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With only 150 units ever built and sold globally, the M3 GTS is a rarity on the roads and when spotted, it always turns heads.

The 150 units of the race-oriented M3 GTS went to private owners, racing companies and tuners, and successfully ran in some European racing series.

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