REPORT: BMW M3 CRT Already Sold Out

Despite not having even been a week since BMW first announced the M3 CRT, rumor has it that all 67 units are already spoken for. This comes from a German publication, Autobild, but has not yet been confirmed by BMW themselves. It wouldn’t surprise us though that this limited edition M3 is already sold out, despite not even being made available to the North American market.

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BMW M3 CRT Gets An Introduction [Video]

Remember, it’s not a computer monitor. BMW’s hi-po M3, the CRT, gets an introductory video showcasing its array of carbon fiber and suspension enhancements.

If the regular M3 is too boring, the CRT (which stands for Carbon Racing Technology) should liven things up: it gets a carbon fiber hood that’s a quarter of the regular steel’s weight, carbon fiber seats, a titanium exhaust, lighter wheels and brakes, and less sound deadening. The new suspension gets stiffer springs and adjustable coilovers, and the 450-horsepower V8 is attached to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

The result? An M3 sedan that’s 100 pounds lighter, but still features the comfort and convenience of the regular M3—like keeping its high-end audio system that you won’t be able to hear anyway. There will be only 67 units produced, each at an eye-watering price of $185,000. In that case, the video below (after the jump) will be the closest any of us will get to owning, or even driving, an example.

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BMW M3 CRT Revealed in Video Teaser

Having just unveiled the new M3 CRT, BMW has now released a short teaser video of the light weight sports sedan.

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.

Watch the video after the jump:

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BMW M3 CRT Showcases New Carbon Racing Technology, Sheds 100 Pounds

BMW has just revealed its much-rumored and even more highly anticipated light weight M3, but the CRT (Carbon Racing Technology) is far more than just a car.

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