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      10-24-2009, 08:05 PM   #1
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Exclamation M3 GTS info! (lightweight performance edition M3)

Please note: the image on the M3post homepage is not of the M3 GT4 Street, but a old CSL mockup we used simply for the homepage story.


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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 light blue.

EDIT: Lemans_Blue_M added some more information in dark blue


Name
  • 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)
  • Torque output goal around 330 lb/ft.
    The primary reason the M engineers increased the displacement to 4.4 lilters, was to shore up the bottom end TORQUE. (from the factory output of 295lb/ft.) This bump in displacement also allows the engine to create additional power without rasing the rev limiter to 9000 rpms which would reduce the lifespan of the power plant.
  • 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


  • 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 (UPDATE: M boss Segler hints at a limited production of 99 cars).
  • Price: Unknown, but less than the price for an 911 GT3. (110,000 EUROS)
Note: There's no information as to its availability in the U.S. yet. (NOT AVAILABLE IN THE U.S.A.)




Best regards,
south


savage.ulm1's original post:

Hello to everyone...I can't share the details at the moment,sorry. Just let me say, stay tuned in the period coming from 03 to 08 November. Something absolutely surpricing could be revealed. If what I was told will be true, it will be an incredible new. Beleive me, not a joke and pls accept the fact that I can't share too much just now..
Stay tuned. BMW could announce something really
If nothing will happen you will not loose anything. So why not just to stay tuned in that period? Who knows what is arriving??
I hope to be right..........at least for myself and my plans, beleive me.But I am sure most of you would be delighted too.
Anyway I promise to tell more details just before those dates.

Regards
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      10-24-2009, 08:19 PM   #2
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Um... ok.
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      10-24-2009, 08:26 PM   #3
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And the point of this post was...?
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      10-24-2009, 08:28 PM   #4
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      10-24-2009, 08:31 PM   #5
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if nothing happens be prepared to take responsibility for the fail of all fails. CSL? GT4 road car? that white M3's been testing on the 'ring. that might have something to do with it.
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      10-24-2009, 08:39 PM   #6
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LOL...at this thread.

You don't know anything I don't all ready know!

I have an all-access pass.

Hint: 600HP...
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      10-24-2009, 08:48 PM   #7
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I don't see how this is related to m3post.

Best regards,
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      10-24-2009, 08:55 PM   #8
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S knows something too...
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      10-24-2009, 09:00 PM   #9
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Is BMW finally coming out with HYDRAULICS as an option for the M3???
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      10-24-2009, 09:01 PM   #10
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Hmm.... I really don't like posts like these... if there was some content fine... but a.. news is coming... seems a little silly...
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      10-24-2009, 09:52 PM   #11
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And who are you that you cant share what you know?
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      10-24-2009, 09:59 PM   #12
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Lemme guess? The M1!
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      10-24-2009, 10:07 PM   #13
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      10-24-2009, 10:42 PM   #14
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Could I please get some sort of compensation for wasting my time in this thread?
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      10-24-2009, 10:52 PM   #15
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what a waste of a post. if you can't even give some hints, why bother saying anything at all.
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      10-24-2009, 11:44 PM   #16
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      10-25-2009, 01:26 AM   #17
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From what I know the new F10 (5 series) is be released in November. The ///M5 is not set to be released to later in 2010 ... so unless there is some other big surprising news.. like maybe ummm... a 3 GT - at which point I would ask someone please fly me to BMW so I can beat someone with a stick... I just can't stand all these new sissy products.
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      10-25-2009, 02:25 AM   #18
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Finally... I hope its true... something along the lines of the R8?
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From what I know the new F10 (5 series) is be released in November. The ///M5 is not set to be released to later in 2010 ... so unless there is some other big surprising news.. like maybe ummm... a 3 GT - at which point I would ask someone please fly me to BMW so I can beat someone with a stick... I just can't stand all these new sissy products.
please dont use a stick, a stick would break too quick, use something with a little more substance.... like a bus
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      10-25-2009, 02:40 AM   #20
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It better be something beneficial to our cars.. because I didn't click in to a post like this to hear about some car by some other make that i don't really care for.
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      10-25-2009, 03:14 AM   #21
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Perhaps a new M I sure hope so !
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