Shedding 100 lbs from the factory sedan the Carbon Racing Technology car makes use of carbon fiber components as a part of its diet. In particular the seats and hood are made from the light weight weave, using a new process that BMW intends to roll out in more models, including the upcoming i3 and i8.
In addition, the M3 CRT drops pounds thought the use of a titanium muffler, 19-inch forged alloy wheels and light weight carbon ceramic brakes.
Additional upgrades include an adjustable coilover suspension system, with wider 245/35/19 front tires and 265/35/19 rear tires. Plus, the engine gets a boost with the 4.4-liter V8 now making 450-hp at a lofty 8300 rpm. Mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission BMW estimates a 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds. Plus the reduction in weight on the front axle results in a more balanced chassis, with a 51.6/48.4 front to rear balance.
Just 67 M3 CRTs will be produced, all in a Frozen Polar Silver metallic with Melbourne Red accenting and a black and orange interior.
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