According to German magazine AutoBild, but yet to be confirmed by BMW, the new BMW M3 CRT has sold out before its official market launch. The M3 CRT, short for Carbon Racing Technlogy, will be produced as a limited edition and only 67 units ware being manufactured.
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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.
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.
Allocation of the M3 CRT is distributed by BMW, but the final decision on what customer receives the M3 CRT is made by the individual dealerships.
A common question rising among BMW fans and customers revolves around the odd production units, 67. For BMWBLOG, a source within the brand said that with the M3 Sedan production coming to an end in August, BMW will have the resources and timeframe to produce only 67 units.
The BMW CRT will be available around the world, but not in the United States.