For the 2011 BMW M3 they introduced a lighter, more powerful version of the beloved  M3, strictly meant for track days but still usable on the streets for daily driving. Each M3 GTS is hand-built and costs just about twice as much as a base BMW M3. Production is limited to only 150, and all were sold out before production even started.


The first and most noticeable feature of the BMW M3 GTS is the Fire Orange paint job inspired by Jägermeister racing teams. This is the only paint option available for the M3 GTS. On the front bumper, a carbon fiber splitter helps produce more down force at higher speeds. At the rear, a large carbon fiber spoiler adorns the rear, providing even more down force. Each M3 GTS comes from BMW sitting on 19” gloss black Style 395 M wheels with 255 front and 285 rear rubber. The orchestra of sound comes from an ultralight titanium exhaust system. Something less noticeable is the rear window and the rear side glass on these M3s has been replaced with polycarbonate in order to reduce weight.


Inside the cabin, weight reduction was the key focus in the minds of the engineers. Rear seats have been removed and the audio system was discarded, as well as a lot of the sound insulation, meaning the only music the occupants will be hearing will come from the titanium exhaust. Where the rear seats used to be, a matching Fire Orange roll cage was installed along with a fire extinguisher just in case of emergencies. The regular front seats were replaced with lighter racing seats and three-point seatbelts.


The 2011 BMW M3 power rises to 444 horsepower from the base 414, arriving at the same 8,300 rpm as the regular M3. Maximum torque rises to 325 lb-ft at 3,750 rpm from the base 295 lb-ft at 3,900 rpm. Reaching 60 takes 4.4 seconds, .3 seconds faster than the base M3. In order to achieve these significant changes, M engineers had to bore the engine from 4.0-liters to 4.4-liters.

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Gallery: BMW M3 GTS