What are some differences between the BMW E46 M3 GTR and BMW M3?
The GTR Model of BMW was dramatically lowered with additional bracing between the firewall and strut towers and rear shock towers. The stock BMW M3 does not have a lowed suspension setup for racing. The BMW E46 M3 GTR Model has an improved rear wing now optimized for aerodynamics to reduce lift.
Extra Lightweight Accessories For Interior and Exterior of BMW E46 M3 GTR
The GTR BMW M3 E46 includes a CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) for the rear spoiler, roof and hood vents. The GTR BMW M3 E46 had an interior upgrade with Recaro leather seats added for racing. The GTR BMW M3 E46 back seat was removed (No back seats) and instead plates were installed.
Why was the BMW E46 M3 GTR Designed?
Originally the BMW E46 M3 GTR was designed to be used for the race named, American Le Mans under the GT category. The BMW E46 M3 GTR V8 engine was built to be a DOHC V8 4.0 L with a 6-speed Manual Transmission and Rear-wheel capable of 355 hp.
The Real Secret of the BMW E46 M3 GTR?
BMW had only originally produced 10 units of the BMW E46 M3 GTR in total. No records of the BMW E46 M3 GTR ever being owned by anyone outside BMW. The BMW E46 M3 GTR shown up in the video game, Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Because of how rare the BMW E46 M3 GTR car, many would only read about and see pictures of the BMW E46 M3 GTR.