BMW M3 Carbon Racing Technology

June 25, 2011 at 4:31 pm

The latest weapon from BMW M artillery is the M3 sedan CRT, or  Carbon Racing Technology, which is basically the sedan version of the M3 GTS Coupe, powered by the same 450 hp engine. The BMW M3 CRT will be produced by the BMW M GmbH factory in a limited run of 67 units. Due to the very limited worldwide volume, and USA won’t get any.

Thanks to extensive use of CFRP materials in the making of this car, it is actually 45 kg lighter than the ordinary sedan M3. This innovative manufacturing process opens up considerable potential for increased use of CFRP in series-produced cars as a means of lowering weight. BMW M GmbH also broke new ground with the use of CFRP in series-produced vehicles; like the BMW M6 produced up to 2010, the current BMW M3 Coupe comes as standard with a roof made from carbon-fiber reinforced plastic.

BMW M3 Carbon Racing Technology BMW M3 CRT 1

Included in the standard specification of the BMW M3 CRT are the M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic, Navigation system Professional, BMW Individual High End audio system, a light, exterior mirror and luggage area package, an alarm system and Park Distance Control with sensors at the front and rear of the car.

The specially tuned DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system – including ABS and M Dynamic Mode (MDM) – responds to both the greater dynamic potential of the BMW M3 CRT and its optimized axle load distribution. Meanwhile, the 245/35 R 19 front tires and 265/35 R 19 rears (fitted on 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in Y-spoke design) ensure the engine’s acceleration and braking power is transferred to the road with maximum impact. The electronic engine management of the BMW M3 CRT caps its top speed at 290 km/h (180 mph).

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