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      05-20-2011, 09:35 AM   #1
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Cool G-Power BMW M3 GTS Released with 635hp. Runs Hockenheim in 1.11,8

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G-POWER M3 GTS with SK II "Sporty Drive" supercharger system

The world's most powerful BMW M3 GTS


635 hp / 467 kW @ 7,800 r/min (+ 185 hp / 136 kW)
630 Nm 3,900 r/min (+ 190 Nm)
Top speed: 323 km/h
0-100 km/h: 4.2s
0-200 km/h: 11.9s
G-POWER SK II "Sporty Drive" supercharger system: € 23,500.00 (excl. tax) plus installation


Club sport events are enjoying increasing popularity across the world. These events have traditionally been dominated by Porsche vehicles. Then, in 2009, BMW decided to stop ignoring widespread customer demands for a base vehicle for use in club sport events and unveiled the Project M3 GTS. Delivery of the limited run of 150 units was scheduled for early 2010. However, it took until the end of 2010 for the first vehicles to reach customer hands, of which 3 found their way immediately into the G-POWER workshops.

Although the BMW M3 GTS differed from the base M3 in virtually all parameters relevant to motorsport - adjustable aerodynamic body components front and rear, 100 kg less weight, a modified suspension and brake setup - the power increase of 30 hp to 450 hp turned out to be somewhat reserved. This is particularly so, when you consider that the Porsche 911 GT3 RS with the same output has to move only 1,370 kg (DIN). Against this, the 1,530 kg (DIN) of the BMW M3 GTS seems almost flabby.

Luckily for all ambitious club sport drivers, G-POWER is able to resolve this shortcoming. With our more than 25-year experience in the BMW sector, we are still the world's number one address when it comes to supercharger systems for BMW vehicles in general and M models in particular.

A version of the renowned and globally proven G-POWER M3 "Sporty Drive" supercharger system, adapted specifically for the BMW M3 GTS raises the standard output from 450 hp to 635 hp and 630 Nm of torque. The high-revving V8 power unit from M GmbH, with a 10% greater displacement of 4.4 l, has proven itself as the ideal starting point for the forced induction technology practiced by G-POWER with ASA superchargers. These are used not only in the ALPINA B5S, B6S and B7S models, but also in the ALPINA B6 GT3. In ALPINA's works race car, the ASA supercharger has already provided impressive proof of its reliability and quality in competition over a distance of 3,500 km through the "Green Hell" - at the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring. The exclusive application of OEM-quality components is a fundamental element of the G-POWER philosophy and the basis for the exceptionally high quality, reliability and durability of G-POWER products.

On the exhaust side, a lightweight, all-titanium exhaust system made by G-POWER delivers the necessary reduction in exhaust back pressure. The exhaust, developed specifically to suit the requirements of the SK II supercharger system, is equipped with 100 cpsi metal catalytic converters. The engine control unit software, which controls the setup for the V8, was also developed by G-POWER for the BMW M3 GTS. Naturally, the hardware of the G-POWER M3 supercharger system has a weight loss program of its own - if desired, the large G-POWER airbox can be ordered in lightweight carbon-fiber.

In combination with the G-POWER SK II "Sporty Drive" supercharger system, this kind of high-revving V8 is nothing short of stunning. The "Sporty Drive" technology, developed by G-POWER for the G-POWER supercharger systems retains the unique performance characteristics of the M power unit. Compared with the series-production version, the addition of a G-POWER supercharger system delivers further improved response to even the tiniest movement of the gas pedal, plus absolutely no restrictions in its aggressive high revving under full load and progressive power delivery right up to the rev limiter. In addition to these features, the increased output of the V8 engine delivered by the G-POWER supercharger system also comes with a significant plus in mid-range torque. Especially when accelerating out of a slow corner, this feature of "Sporty Drive" technology will leave competitors to G-POWER M3 GTS drivers looking on in despair.

The performance figures, too, are designed to drive fear into the hearts of the competition. The G-POWER M3 GTS with 635 hp completes the standard sprints from 0-100 km/h and 0-200 km/h in 4.2s and 11.9s. Top speed is 323 km/h. These figures have been clocked by the German car journal "sport auto" during their latest test of the G-POWER M3 GTS that will be published on Friday May 20th.

Further modifications to the series-production suspension and wheels of the BMW M3 GTS were not undertaken, as the standard M-GmbH setup already guarantees perfect balance and race-ready handling. It was only the shortage of power that was preventing faster lap times. With 635 hp, the hunt for lap time records is now on, like the "sport auto" has proven with a new fastest lap for BMW M3s on the Hockenheim circuit. It took the G-POWER M3 GTS, equipped with MICHELIN standard street tires, just 1.11,8 min to complete the lap.

The price for the 635 hp G-POWER SK II supercharger system for the BMW M3 GTS is EUR 23,500.000 (excl. tax) plus installation.




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      05-20-2011, 09:37 AM   #2
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And in only 4.2 sec? With that power I'd have been expecting 3.9 sec times.
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      05-20-2011, 02:52 PM   #3
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now I understand the small difference in Lap time, it has standard Michelin tires and not the Pirelli Corsa tires.
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      05-20-2011, 02:56 PM   #4
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And in only 4.2 sec? With that power I'd have been expecting 3.9 sec times.
Don't forget that price. M3 + $25K euro can buy a lot higher name brand cars
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      05-20-2011, 02:57 PM   #6
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And in only 4.2 sec? With that power I'd have been expecting 3.9 sec times.
Traction?
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      05-20-2011, 03:07 PM   #7
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I like the subtle touch of the G Power logo on the decklid and the hidden exuberance of the engine cover but leaving the rest of the GTS to appear as stock.
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      05-20-2011, 03:08 PM   #8
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not very impressive given all the work done and hp.
i know right...
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Wait - is this car equipped with DCT or 6MT? Those would be pretty good numbers on an MT IMO. Agreed, that it's a lot of fluff and minimal performance gain, but it looks awesome (except for thos paint swirls?! WTF??)
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hmm seems like alot of not bang for the buck. if u have over 100k for a toy might as well go balls out and get a turbo.
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that car must be a blast to drive. I'm a bit puzzled by the fact that they tested it with standard street tires - it would seem you'd want to use the same tires for the sake of comparison. regardless, it's a beast.
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I hate in when 'tuners' take rare cars and molest them... it just means there is one less example of an M3 GTS on the road, why not just take a normal M3 and bolt all the bits onto that? you'd be able to get very similar performance without paying the (already steep) premium for the GTS in the first place.
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Its a very nice car indeed... but just not worth the price.
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Wait - is this car equipped with DCT or 6MT?
GTS only comes with DCT.

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but it looks awesome (except for thos paint swirls?! WTF??)
Ya, saw that too. Need to invest a few thousand for a full detail and swirl-removal!
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Looks like an Akra exhaust to me ;-)
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Prefer it as "just" a GTS. No need to add a supercharger.
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not very impressive given all the work done and hp.
Agreed, from a roll it must be a beast though. I would take a GT3 all over this...

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I hate in when 'tuners' take rare cars and molest them... it just means there is one less example of an M3 GTS on the road, why not just take a normal M3 and bolt all the bits onto that? you'd be able to get very similar performance without paying the (already steep) premium for the GTS in the first place.


So... the car is EUR 115k (and I'm sure people are paying more) plus EUR 23.5k for the G-Power system.

Yeah, I'll take a 458 instead.
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