Originally Posted by southlight
I talked to a good Italian friend of mine (
) and we think that it might be the right time to share some information.
All kudos for this information goes to Savage.Ulm1!
I added some comments in blue.
- It won't be called M3 CSL.
- Instead, BMW will either call it "M3 GT4 Street" or "M3 GT".
Engine | Drivetrain
Chassis | Brakes | Aerodynamics:
- Naturally aspirated engine with an increased displacement of 4,400 cc (based on the S65).
- At least 450 hp, likely more.
- 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.
- Brembo brakes (6 pistons front - 4 pistons rear) with steel brake discs. Ceramic composite brakes optionally available.
- Weight reduction of 100 kg (220 lbs) compared to E92 M3, maybe even more.
- Available as a 2 seater. However, rear seats are optionally available.
- Rollbars standard (there's a delete option).
- Adjustable front splitter.
- Adjustable mechanical suspension, no EDC.
- 25 mm lower compared to E92 M3
- Same width as the E92 M3.
- Fantastic new wheels.
- New 'state of the art' seats.
Note: There's no information as to its availability in the U.S. yet.
- Nuerburgring 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.
Meh...let me guess it'll cost twice as much as the regular M3. Not that cool imo.