Although the new BMW M3 is much like it was when it was first introduced to the world automotive marketplace in 2008, the soon-to-be-launched M3s should stimulate even additional admiration. In addition to nominal modification opportunities, the enhancements on the 2010 M3 have been minimal.
BMW put the regular M3 on a weight-cutting regimen with the new M3 GTS model. Even though that eventually helped the M3 GTS lose a noteworthy quantity of weight, don’t even let it cross your mind that the V-8 engine BMW’s engineers installed in it is any less advanced.
The standard M3’s stock brake horsepower is 414, but the designers in BMW’s M division found a way to generate an addition 30 brake horsepower from their glorious V-8 power plant. They achieved this by expanding the engine from 4.0 to 4.4 liters. The added mass in the power plant, along with weight-reduction alterations like a rear carbon-fiber spoiler, a carbon-fiber front diffuser, dual titanium mufflers and a lightened chassis, helped the M3 GTS achieve considerable top-speed advances.
This BMW M3 special edition weighs just 3,285 pounds with the standard manual transmission. For bona fide gear heads, there is the option to add an extra 419 pounds for the seven-speed, dual-clutch gear box. With this innovative M dual-clutch transmission having so many cosmic improvements, it is not to be confused with the E46 M3’s SMG computerized transmission. Eventually, BMW designed this M3 to embody a vehicle that can be driven on the streets then, out of the blue, go to the racetrack. The roll bar, a fire extinguisher and an engine kill switch exposes this car’s yearning for the track. On the whole, BMW built a racy vehicle from an already-high-performance car, and the engineers achieved their goal of making the M3 GTS special in every possible manner.