BMW’s newest special edition hasn’t even been out for a week yet and already there are reports stating that the BMW M3 CRT (Carbon Racing Technology) has completely sold out. That’s right, according to German magazine, Autobild, any hopes of owning one of the 67 available units may be dashed. That being said, we’ll play it on the safe side and wait for the official confirmation from BMW before sticking a fork in this special edition.

If this rumor does hold any water, don’t expect BMW to amp up their production efforts to quench the demand. An insider has already stated that the company only has the resources and timeframe to produce 67 units, and a total of zero of those units will be making their way over to the States. Once again, the US gets a big fat goose egg on the cool special edition models and what’s worse, the BMW M3 CRT didn’t even need the US market to fill its orders.

The newest and coolest feature on the new M3 CRT is the CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) components. What makes the CRT unique is that BMW has taken the leftover CFRP and reprocessed it with synthetic resin to create a bonnet that has the strength of a conventional steel hood at a quarter of its weight. This new hood is even 50% lighter than an aluminum hood. Add this component to the 4,360 cc V8 producing a total of 450 HP at 8,300 rpm and a peak torque of 324 lbs-ft at 3,750 rpm and you get 0 to 60 mph sprint in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph.

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Source: BMW Blog

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11 comments:

  (306) posted on 10.27.2011

That was amazing! I’m glad that they already sold out that car, and I’m so happy for BMW’s achievement. smiley Anyway, I can say that it is absolutely striking and very satisfying.

  (619) posted on 07.8.2011

As expected from the BMW, the M package is pretty awesome on this car though it reminds me of Mercedes car. The speed performance is impressive as well!

  (458) posted on 07.8.2011

Even from the debut of the M3 series, I have heard a lot of praises for this vehicle. However, I’m just afraid that it might hurt the sale of the M1 series which is currently active for production as well.

  (276) posted on 07.4.2011

Well, I probably would just wait for the next edition of this one. They would probably still retain the carbon fiber elements on that one and will hopefully add more features to it.

  (714) posted on 07.1.2011

yeah, I would agree, they will certainly try to milk this baby out. But I am not complaining, in fact, I would really love to see more of this one, since I think that it’s a real beauty.

  (600) posted on 06.30.2011

As I though of it, it would be quickly sold out. Releasing a astonishing car with only 67 units? Of course it would be sold out with just a blink of an eye.

  (580) posted on 06.30.2011

Well now, that one was quite fast. But I really wouldn’t be surprised if BMW would actually re-release this or come up with a second edition. Knowing them, they would really not want to pass up an opportunity to earn more profit.

  (320) posted on 06.29.2011

Actually, if you ask me, the specs of the M3 CRT is not really all that outstanding. There are a a lot of competitors out there that offer similar ones at comparable price ranges.

  (458) posted on 06.29.2011

Well, that really was expected. After all, with all the hype that they have given this baby, a lot of folks would certainly want to buy it, so it would really sold out that fast.

  (449) posted on 06.29.2011

I agree on you. The styling of this car is great as well as the power output. However, I wonder if this car is available in an aftermarket version? And is this car will be on US market as well?

  (369) posted on 06.29.2011

Wow! That’s a pretty good news. Well, with the awesome detailing and performance of this car now wonder why it become sold out in an instant. I really love the carbon fiber material used in the car.

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