• Apr 1, 2011
Lightweight BMW M3 Sedan - Click above for high-res image gallery

In addition to officially debuting the M3 pickup here in Munich, BMW trotted out a lightweight version of the M3 sedan before its debut at the M Festival at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring race later this year.

BMW is mum on the exact details on this stripped-out sedan, only saying that it's designed to slot in between the standard model and the race-ready GTS coupe. Output should remain close to the standard 420 horsepower, but the brakes, suspension and exhaust will be tweaked for maximum performance. There's no word on how many pounds the M division stripped from the sedan and U.S. availability, but we should have all the details when the big 'Ring race happens this June. And no, this isn't an April Fools joke.




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      • 3 Years Ago
      I'll guess 68kgs..
        • 3 Years Ago
        lightweight would be less than 500 kilo? the KTM x-bow must be a heavy pig in your eyes with a weight of ~800kg.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Dan lives in an alternate reality.
        • 3 Years Ago
        yeah, less than the usual massive overweight of BMW engineering.
        if that's light weight then John Candy died of anorexia.
        light weight would be less than 500kg. really well done would be less than 400.
        and both are quite possible
      • 3 Years Ago
      April fools?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't care much for that ducktail (?). To my eyes, non-body colored, and especially plastic looking aero pieces, considerably cheapen the look of a car.

      No mention of cost? Probably too much if you have to ask.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Only the Germans can get away with with charging what they do for options, and then charging you again when they remove them.

      I guess some kids don't get read "The Emperor's New Clothes"
      • 3 Years Ago
      and Jeremy Clarkson buys a Toyota Prius.
      • 3 Years Ago
      In an E90, weight IS a problem, but doesn't need to be addressed since it's a sedan (well, weight is always bad, but in a sedan, a practical car, it's not a priority). This would be a better development in the coupe.

      Really, what the M3 needs besides less weight is more power. 414 is quite a bit short of the performance-packaged C63's 481, and 295 ft/lb of torque isn't something to celebrate about.

      I still love my M3 sedan.
      • 3 Years Ago
      1 of this for the central table, and just in case add one of the pickup ones too. BMW going nuts and I like it eheheh