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BMW M3 GTS – Click above for high-res image gallery

Oh yes, kids and kiddies. BMW has just dropped the juicy details on the spanking new M3 GTS. Here's the skinny: under the hood is a 4.4-liter V8 with 450 horsepower and 324 pound-deet of twist. All that muscle kicks at the rear tires via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and helps the car get to 60 mph in under 4.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 189 mph. BMW's army of Bavarian engineers managed to slim the car's weight down to around 3,373 pounds, which should make the already wicked M3 even more devilish on track.

Speaking of tossing the M3 GTS around on track, BMW has fitted the car with a bolted-in roll bar as well as factory mounting points for an additional cage. While the standard three-point belts are par for the course, the race-bred German comes with six-point belts for both front occupants as well. Stopping duties fall on hefty six-piston calipers squeezing on 14.9-inch rotors up front and four-piston blocks out back.

If you want it – and lets face it, we all want it – get ready to shell out a lofty $170,000.



[Source: BMW]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      its impresive how a FAT car like this still can KICKS GT2 ASS and for less price...ohhh wait nissan have alrready done it jajaja
      • 5 Years Ago
      For that price I'd have a 430 or a Gallardo.
      • 5 Years Ago
      $170,000 BMW that will get spanked by a $62,000 CTS-V? Embarrassing....
        • 5 Years Ago
        The discrepancy nowhere near that bad when you actually use the currency values in the only country in the world where both cars are being sold -- Germany.

        Cadillac CTS-V: 75,000 euro
        M3 GTS: 137,000 euro

        There's still a big gap there, but there's a simple explanation for this -- the M3 GTS is essentially a road-legal version of the GT4 track car, whereas the CTS-V is a road-focused sports sedan that just happens to do well on a track. Sure, the CTS-V is faster at 0-60, but the GTS will slaughter it in the corners. To wit: The GT4 has Nurburgring times around 7:40 (which puts it within reach of the Ferrari 430 and the Bugatti Veyron), and the GTS is going to be in the same ballpark. The CTS-V's time? 7:59.

        If that 7:40 time does hold up for the GTS -- and it's certainly possible -- it's going to be as fast as, or faster than a lot of its competition in the same general price range. Basically only the ZR1 and the GT-R will get you around the Nurburgring that fast for less money. Even Walter Rohrl can't get a 911 GT3 around the 'ring that fast.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Ummm, no, thanks!
      For that much coin I'd rather have a decked out 911 Turbo.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Both the 911 Turbo and GT3 RS are quite a bit cheaper than $170k.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd rather get a genuine supercar for the price
      • 5 Years Ago
      hey scen i stil havnt gotten the messege your supposed to send to me to approve my vomment i made THIRTY MINUTES AGOOOOOOO.

      damnWTF
        • 5 Years Ago
        sorry guys for my behavior but its pretty annoying knowing if your post is over (a set amount of character) that they have to send you a email to confirm your email account, problem is auto-blog apparently takes their time doing it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i meant auto blog, and wtf, so this one posted but my other didnt
      • 5 Years Ago
      The car is said to have sold out back in January.
      • 5 Years Ago
      For every one saying $170k is crazy... It is in Europe for crying out loud !TAXES Taxes taxes!Fees etc. Cars go for much higher over there than they do here. It used to be
      Europeans would come over here on vacation buy a car and ship it back and get them for up to half off over there and even better equipped too, then the governments found out and did away with that fun...
      A GT3 starts at like 100k gbp/115k euro even with today's conversion rates that is a ton.
      A Ford Focus ST is like $65,000 USD
      a VW R32 golf (MKIV) were selling at $65,000 in Europe vs the $29,000 here in the USA...
      Any one want to know how much a Corvette zo6 or ZR1 goes for over the pond... you drop your jaw .....

      Also this story is like 6 months old... the car sold out in weeks if not days and most have already been delivered....
        • 5 Years Ago
        thanks for attempting to correct half the geniuses that are posting about this car's EURO PRICING and comparing it to the Mustang GT they'd build that could whip it's ass after they built the sh!t out of it yadda yadda...
        • 5 Years Ago
        good effort , but they will never learn that direct conversions doesn't work for cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      And I thought expensive for the sake of being expensive peaked at the Veyron and LFA... while undeniably an amazing ride, $170,000 is just way too much for a stripper ///M3 with a bit more power. I would value it at around $90,000, but I'm not in both of those price ranges... so maybe if you have too much money then why not?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Does it have to be Orange?
      • 5 Years Ago
      $170,000 for an M3? I'll take the Audi R8. Thanks!
        • 5 Years Ago
        "The funny thing about the Audi R8 is that it is *one second* faster around the Nurburgring than the stock M3"

        The V8, yes. The V10 is 20s quicker. Which is kinda crazy/amazing (source:fastestlaps)
      • 5 Years Ago
      wow, double the price I would have expected.
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