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 front

2011 BMW M3 E90 CRT Interior

2011 BMW M3 E90 CRT Specifications:

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Body
No. of doors/seats 4 / 4
Length/width/height (unladen) mm 4614 / 1817 / 1416
Wheelbase mm 2761
Track, front/rear mm 1540 / 1540
Turning circle m 11.7
Tank capacity approx. l 63
Cooling system incl. heating l 11.4
Engine oil1) l 6.6
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
Engine
Configuration/No of cyls/valves V / 8 / 4
Engine technology High­revving concept with
individual throttle butterflies,
Double­Vanos, dynamically­
optimised oil supply and
ion current knock control
Effective capacity cc 4361
Bore/stroke mm 82.0 / 92.0
Compression ratio :1 12.0
Fuel grade ROZ 98 (min. 95)
Output kW/hp 331 / 450
at rpm 8300
Torque Nm 440
at rpm 3750
Electrical system
Battery/Installation Ah/– 70 / luggage comp.
Alternator A/W 180 / 2520
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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
and anti­dive
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
function
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
Transmission
Type of gearbox Seven­speed M double­clutch transmission with Drivelogic
Gear ratios I :1 4.780
II :1 3.056
III :1 2.153
IV :1 1.678
V :1 1.390
VI :1 1.203
VII :1 1.000
R :1 4.454
Final drive :1 3.150
Performance
Weight­to­power ratio kg/kW 4.8
Output per litre kW/l 75.9
Acceleration 0–100 km/h s 4.4
0–1000 m s 22.5
Top speed km/h 290
BMW EfficientDynamics
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
Urban l/100km 18.4
Extra­urban l/100km 9.3
Combined l/100km 12.7
CO2 g/km 295
Emission rating EU5

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Source: BMW