The 1995 BMW M3 GT is a very special car. BMW only made 356 examples and they were only sold in Europe, making the E36 M3 GT very rare. It was also designed as a homologation car so BMW could do a bit of racing, so it’s a proper driver’s car. For GT duty, the E36 M3 got some stripped down materials to make it lighter, some added aerodynamics and a touch of extra power.
From the outside, the GT is really most distinguishable from the different front splitter but, other than that, it looks about the same as a standard E36 M3. The inside is considerably different, though, with new seats that look superb, carbon fiber trim and some cool “BMW Motorsport International” badges.
The car’s doors were made from aluminum and the interior was decked out in Mexico Green Nappa leather. As for exterior paint shades, the special edition was available in British Racing Green or Silver only.
Under the hood, a new oil pump, new cams and a different ECU tune gave it just a bit more power but made it rev better and work better on the track. The E36 M3 GT made about 295 hp, which is only a few more than the standard pre-facelift E36 M3 (282 hp). After 1996, the E36 M3 was bumped to 321 hp but before that happened, the GT was where it was at.
Last week, one of those fine cars went to Romania for a BMW Classic Tour in the famous Transfagarasan road.