Originally Posted by aajami
In an interview with Bimmerfile a few months, Eric Riehle said that the M3 GTS exhaust may be released for the M3 as a factory-provided component. Since then, I reached out to Eric to get more details on this piece and its availability. Apparently, it will be branded as a BMW Performance piece, will either be titanium or Inconel if BMW can keep costs down, and should be available by September.
Of course, none of this may come to pass. Just look at what happened with the E92 LCI Blacklines -- BMW went so far as to include them in the 2010 BMW Performance catalog and on their parts website before canceling their development. Who knows if this thing will ever see the light of day...
Good point regarding the LCI Blacklines... I guess we will just have to wait and see and only believe it when someone has the exhaust in hand. Of course I'm sure they will try and price it at even more than the Akrapovic!