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Old 11-02-2009, 02:41 PM   #1
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E92 BMW GT4 "street version"

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It seems like cat is out of the bag. For the past few weeks we've been hearing rumors around a possible "street version" of the BMW M3 GT4. The first prototype was spotted at Nurburgring last month and shortly after, the speculations began.

We've been sitting on some information for weeks now since we promised our sources that we won't reveal anything until its official launch, but several online forums are reporting new information today. As we heard as well, the "CSL-like" M3 will NOT carry the CSL name, but rather use GT4 or simply GT naming convention. The car will be revealed sometimes this month.

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* It won't be called M3 CSL.
* Instead, BMW will either call it "M3 GT4 Street" or "M3 GT".

Engine | Drivetrain

* Naturally aspirated engine with an increased displacement of 4,400 cc (based on the S65).
* At least 450 hp, likely more. (445 HP)
* No information regarding KERS (KERS will likely debut in the F10 M5)
* 7 speed DCT only, no manual transmission.
* 'State of the art' exhaust system, but not Akrapovic.- (ARVIN MERITOR /w/200-cell race cats and 2 resonators)

Chassis | Brakes | Aerodynamics:

* Brembo brakes (6 pistons front - 4 pistons rear) with steel brake discs. (365mm front, 345mm rear SLOTTED DISCS) Ceramic composite brakes optionally available.
* Weight reduction of 100 kg (220 lbs) compared to E92 M3, maybe even more. (due to the removal of the rear seat and the switch to lighter RECARO front race seats)
* Available as a 2 seater. However, rear seats are optionally available.
* Rollbars standard (there's a delete option).
* Adjustable front splitter. (made of ABS plastic)
* Adjustable mechanical suspension, no EDC. (SACHS)
* 25 mm lower compared to E92 M3
* Same width as the E92 M3.
* Fantastic new wheels. (BBS lightweight cast flow formed MESH)
* New 'state of the art' seats. (RECARO)

General information

* Nurburgring laptime: 7:40 min
* Not available through BMW dealer network, but directly from BMW Motorsport.
* Street legal (of course).
* Exclusively painted in Inka Orange (a hommage to early BMW race and sports cars). Availability of other colors at a later date.
* The car was tested secretly in France and on a private race track (likely Miramas).
* It will compete with the 911 GT3.
* Limited Production (some report 25 units per year).
* Price: Unknown, but less than the price for an 911 GT3. ($110,000 EUROS)

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Old 11-02-2009, 02:42 PM   #2
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:17 PM   #3
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:34 PM   #4
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wtf thats lame, if they want more business, they should sell here
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:15 PM   #6
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costs millions to federalize a car man...
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but think about the $ they could make.
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but think about the $ they could make.
ya think of all the worthless US dollars they could make, after building the car spending Euros
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ya think of all the worthless US dollars they could make, after building the car spending Euros
Just means that the car would have a higher price in America, though it would be a hassle to try and have market for it here
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Best chance for us will be to import one and spend thousands (maybe tens) legalizing it. 911 GT3 RS in Orange would probably come out cheaper in that case
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move to Europe then simsimawhat can't you with logic-
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The fact is guys we might dig it, but how many of us are dropping 6 figured on a new car. There are enthusiasts, and there are buyers. I think BMW has done their homework to see the market demand for it.
Think of the cars you can get for the same price. Which would you buy the gt4 ot a p-car or something. They have to sell thousands to make up for the R&D and federalization costs. Sometimes sh1t just isn't feasible. It was the same thing with the CSL.
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You can always get one shipped over... if you have enough money to buy it then the additional costs shouldn't bother.

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110,000 is $160,000 which is way more than a 911 GT3 RS. I'd much rather have a 911 GT3 RS than that.

Don't get me wrong, I think the M3 GT4 Street sounds like an awesome car, but the 110,000 price tag is insane when you consider that you're getting an inferior car to a 2010 GT3 RS. The GT3 RS was built from the ground up to be the amazing car that it is instead of a BMW's homologation special that we're seeing here that was basically pieced together from a 320i

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in defense of the price tag. the E92 M3 costs something like 90k Euro in germany, yet sells for almost half that here... so im sure it would be cheaper and closer to the GT3's price tage, but still a good amount more than the standard M3
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