BMW M3 CRT special edition revealed
The Germans from BMW revealed yet another special edition of the current M3 generation. If the previous special models were based on the Coupe variant, this time the Bavarians decided to bring some improvements to the Sedan version and it seems to be a good decision. The current BMW M3 E90 received some styling updates but also some additional power under the bonnet, somehow unexpectedly as the previous editions earlier revealed were not benefiting from extra horsepower.
Called CRT, which stands for Carbon Racing Technology, the special edition of the M3 Sedan comes with a lightweight structure that weighs 1580 kg, around 45 kg being removed from the total mass.
To be more precise, BMW mounted new carbon fiber components such as the hood, roof, lid spoiler and the titanium exhaust system. Other exterior improvements include the 19-inch aluminum wheels borrowed from the M3 GTS Coupe. These lightweight rims are fitted with 245/35 (front) and 265/30s (rear) tires. At the interior, BMW offers carbon fiber seats, door sills, aluminum and carbon fiber trim for the door panels and new rear seats.
Under the bonnet, power comes from a revised 4.4-liter V8 able to deliver 450 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque. This means that the BMW M3 CRT special edition offers extra 30 horses over the stock M3 Sedan, the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h being possible now in 4,4 seconds while the top speed is 290 km/h.
According to the official details, BMW plans to produce only 67 units of the M3 CRT special edition, each vehicle coming with at price of €130.000 including VAT in Germany. It’s true that this is a pretty spicy price tag but it seems that after releasing a bunch of editions for the Coupe variant, developing a special edition based on the Sedan version of the current-generation M3 is not a bad idea at all. For now, these are the main details of the new BMW M3 CRT but we will get deeper in the details in our next article as there are still quite a lot to talk on this subject.