• Nov 9, 2009

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For a company that earned its reputation years ago as "the Ultimate Driving Machine," BMW's more recent efforts seem to have been based around inherently less sporty vehicle formats – SUVs and wonky looking crossovers, namely. Further, like most everyone else, the automaker's roadsters and sports coupes have been getting bigger and heavier with each passing generation. But now, fans of lighter weight and higher performance have something to look forward to once again.

Last week, the Bavarian automaker released details and photos (and even a short teaser video) of the new M3 GTS. The track-bred, street-legal super-coupe packs an engorged 4.4-liter V8 in a lightweight frame with all the trimmings for serious tail-sliding and hardcore curb-pouncing. And now they've released a pair of videos showing the asphalt-munching street monster doing its thing. Follow the jump to check 'em out.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      That spoiler ruins the car for me. I know it's useful, but it's so distracting.
      • 5 Years Ago
      the 2nd video is missing jeremy clarkson's voice. oh wait...
      • 5 Years Ago
      1. American car makers: take notes.
      2. beautiful car=beautiful video.
        • 5 Years Ago
        1) yup, because if there's one thing the big 3 need to focus on at this point, its the nihce market of ultra hardcore sportscars....

        2) define beautiful...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, that's amazing, this car can do burnouts, donuts, it can spin out of control, look somewhat unstable on corner entry, and it can be driven over kerbs. Well, the high-speed cameras are cool. I've seen stars in a Reasonably Priced Car look drive better than that.
      These guys need to watch the Hyundai Genesis Coupe superbowl ads, and maybe hire Rhys Millen.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The second video reminds me of 300. I can almost hear the car scream "This is SPARTA!" when its tires screech.

      The music, on the other hand, reminds me of Iron Man.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Okay. I want those wheels, and definitely the rear bumper. I could do without the huge lip spoiler but I also want the front bumper.
      And something makes me want to strip the monaco blue from my car and go with this orange. Probably the boy racer in me. It'd be a perfect combination if I was a Broncos fan...
      • 5 Years Ago
      wow is that 2nd video a MASTERPIECE or what?! stunning car also. i love it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yah that is easily one of the best car commercial I've seen.
      • 5 Years Ago
      long overdue car! love it.

      crap video. contrived drama when the real thing tells its own story. just show it going 'round, race driving style, not drifting.

      and yes, let us hear it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why even have the first vid? It looks like by two guys in the engineering department. The second actually looks like a professional was involved.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's not a super-coupe. First of all, the super part is questionable, it's very capable, but super? Second of all, the car has no rear seats, it's not a coupe, it's a sports car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      GT3 RS vs M3 GTS -- Go!

      Funny, they have the exact same letters aside from R/M.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sigh, being an M lover, I would love to love it. However, I can not understand why they would charge 170k for this. Thats almost 100k over a regular one. Its nice and all, but its more expensive than a GT3 RS its closest competitor by 40k. I guess this is for diehard M3 fans only.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They did a direct euro to dollar conversion, which is never an accurate representation of what a car would cost in the US. A base M3 coupe costs 67,950 euros in Germany which would be around $101000, and the GTS will cost 115,000 euros.

        An M3 coupe starts around $58000. If we use the same ratio for the base M3 coupe: M3 GTS in euros, the M3 GTS would be around $98000, so little less than a base M3 coupe in Europe. Cars in the United States are super cheap compared to those in Europe.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, this is actually more like 30K Eur under the GT3 RS.

        And would likely be about 30K USD under it here as well.
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