Here are some extra details about the newest special edition dedicated to the current-generation BMW M3. We previously talked on this subject but today we will get deeper into the details as the new “Carbon Racing Technology” package brings a little bit more than the previous special editions revealed by BMW, mainly for the Chinese market. Another interesting decision was to bring these advanced improvements to the Sedan version of the current M3, a right move if we consider the feedback of the fans.
As you probably remember from the first post, the new BMW M3 CRT comes with a reworked version of the 4.4-liter V8 unit able to deliver 450 horsepower, an increase of 30 horses over the standard M3. The transmission is the seven-speed M Dual Clutch (M-DCT), the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h being now possible in 4,4 seconds while the top speed is 290 km/h.
In terms of styling, the new BMW M3 CRT comes with a new hood and roof made of lightweight carbon fiber. The twin kidney grilles are blacked out while in the rear we can notice the lid spoiler and the titanium exhaust system. Using carbon fiber for the new components is not a random decision, the total weight of the model being reduced by around 45 kilograms comparing to the standard BMW M3 E90.
The exterior appearance is completed by a new set of 19-inch aluminum wheels with 245/35 and 265/30s tires. In order to ensure optimum safety, BMW fitted the German model with a high-performance braking system with 378 x 32mm (front) and 380 x 28mm (rear) brake discs. At the interior, BMW decided to mount new front carbon fiber seats alongside a modified rear seat, aluminum trim and door sills.
Of course, such modifications will increase the price tag, the new BMW M3 CRT which will be manufactured in 67 units being priced at €130,000 including VAT. Watch the following video released by BMW to make yourself a better idea on this package.