According to the information coming from the Germans at Autobild, the new BMW M3 CRT special edition revealed last week is rumored to be already sold out. The new M3 CRT is a special edition limited to only 67 units and specially dedicated to the European customers. Actually, it is not very surprising to hear that the BMW M3 CRT is sold out considering that the M3 Frozen Black edition, a special model dedicated to the American market, took only 22 minutes to be entirely sold.
CRT stands for Carbon Racing Technology, the German model receiving a bunch of lightweight components able to significantly improve the performance and why not, the appearance. Besides the styling improvements, the BMW M3 CRT special edition gets some additional power under the bonnet, a noteworthy fact considering that the last M3 special editions got nothing but styling tweaks.
Another interesting decision taken by BMW is to offer this package for the four-door BMW M3 Sedan (E90), not the Coupe version as the previous models. The new BMW M3 CRT weighs 45 kilograms less than the standard model, which leads to a total mass of 1580 kilograms. This is possible mainly due to the new hood, roof and lid spoiler made of carbon fiber as well as the titanium exhaust and 19-inch aluminum wheels borrowed from the GTS Coupe.
Under the bonnet, the 4.4-liter V8 unit delivers 450 horsepower, an increase of 30 horses compared to the standard model. The M3 CRT sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4,4 seconds and achieves a top speed of 290 km/h, a revised seven-speed M Dual-Clutch Transmission being available too. At the interior, BMW keeps the same lightweight philosophy with carbon fiber seats, door sills, aluminum trim, carbon fiber door sills and door panels.
Even this is not confirmed yet, BMW priced the new M3 CRT special edition at €130,000 including VAT but this information is almost unnecessary considering that all the 67 units were already ordered. Here are some live photos from the M Festival which took place at the Nurburgring track. Alongside the BMW M3 CRT, the Bavarians revealed the new M5 F10 as well.