Along with a preview of the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe, European automotive journalists also had a chance to spend some time with another exciting M vehicle: the European street-legal M3 GTS. Although the BMW M3 GTS is already sold out, there interest around the vehicle remains at high levels. 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. Last week, in advance of the 25th birthday of the M3, BMW allow selected automotive journalists to attend a test driving session aboard the M3 GTS at the Ascari racetrack in Spain.

The video below will attest to the qualities of this exciting M3.