BMW M3 E90 CRT [video]
BMW has introduced the new M3 CRT – Carbon Racing Technology. The car is based on M3 E90 (Saloon) and includes some very special features like … a lot of carbon fiber and brutal price.
Actually, this is a lightweight version of E90 M3, which follows the previously revealed M3 GTS Sedan Concept. The saved weight is not much – 45 kg (100 lbs) or totally 1580 kg, but practically the car feels much more faster and it is.
BMW has installed carbon fiber hood, seats and roof as well as the titanium exhaust. There are also hood vents, fender side blades and a carbon fiber boot lid spoiler. The interior boasts special rear seats, door sills and door panels from carbon fiber and some aluminum trim.
The engine is the well-known 4.4 liter V8 based on the 4.0-litre power unit found in the standard M3. The maximum power is 450PS (331 kW) and 440Nm of torque. The engine is mated to the 7-speed M dual clutch transmission (M-DCT) with adapted shift characteristics. 0 to 100 km/h takes 4.4 seconds and the top speed is 290 km/h (180 mph). Just a perfect performance.
M3 CRT stands on 19" aluminum wheels fitted with 245/35 ZR19 tires at the front and 265/30 ZR19 at the rear. The braking system includes 378 x 32mm at the front and 380 x 28mm out back with 6-piston calipers.
Simply great car, but the price for this pleasure is just brutal – 130 000 Euro.
Check out the specifications, below!
2011 BMW M3 E90 CRT Specifications:
|BMW M3 CRT. BMW M3 CRT|
|No. of doors/seats||4 / 4|
|Length/width/height (unladen)||mm||4614 / 1817 / 1416|
|Track, front/rear||mm||1540 / 1540|
|Tank capacity||approx. l||63|
|Cooling system incl. heating||l||11.4|
|Weight, unladen, to DIN/EU||kg||1580 / 1655|
|Max load to DIN||kg||390|
|Max permissible weight||kg||1970|
|Max axle load, front/rear||kg||950 / 1045|
|Luggage comp. capacity||l||450|
|Air drag||cX x A||0.31 x 2.23|
|Configuration/No of cyls/valves||V / 8 / 4|
|Engine technology||Highrevving concept with|
|individual throttle butterflies,|
|optimised oil supply and|
|ion current knock control|
|Bore/stroke||mm||82.0 / 92.0|
|Fuel grade||ROZ 98 (min. 95)|
|Output||kW/hp||331 / 450|
|Battery/Installation||Ah/–||70 / luggage comp.|
|Alternator||A/W||180 / 2520|
|BMW M3 CRT|
|Driving dynamics and safety|
|Suspension, front||Aluminium dualjoint spring strut suspension; small,|
|positive steering roll radius; transverse force compensation; antidive|
|Suspension, rear||Fivelink axle in lightweight construction with rigid rear axle subframe, antisquat|
|Brakes, front||Sixpiston fixedcalliper compound disc brakes|
|Diameter||mm||378 x 32, vented and perforated|
|Brakes, rear||Sixpiston fixedcalliper compound disc brakes|
|Diameter||mm||380 x 28, vented and perforated|
|Driving stability systems||Standard: DSC incl. ABS and MDM (M Dynamic Mode), CBC (Cornering Brake|
|Control), DBC (Dynamic Brake Control), Dry Braking function,|
|Fading Compensation, StartOff Assistant, variable M differential lock, coilover|
|suspension with adjustable compression and rebound|
|Safety equipment||Standard: airbags for driver and front passenger, head airbags for front and rear|
|seats, threepoint inertiareel seatbelts on all seats (with belt stopper, belt|
|tensioner and belt force limiter at the front), crash sensors, Tyre Defect Indicator|
|Steering||Rackandpinion steering with hydraulic assistance and Mspecific Servotronic|
|Steering ratio, overall||:1||12.5|
|Tyres, front/rear||245/35 R19 / 265/35 R19|
|Rims, front/rear||9J x 19 EH2 cast aluminium /|
|10J x 19 EH2 cast aluminium|
|Type of gearbox||Sevenspeed M doubleclutch transmission with Drivelogic|
|Output per litre||kW/l||75.9|
|BMW EfficientDynamics||Brake Energy Regeneration, gear shift indicator, ondemand operation of ancillary|
|standard features||units, intelligent lightweight construction, optimised aerodynamic properties, map|
|controlled oil pump|
|Fuel consumption EU|