BMW M3 CRT saloon which is offered by BMW is almost the same level of performance as the coupe, a big carbon fiber booster chair that will make it just as hot as the two-door model. The way we see this is that BMW M3 CRT saloon has been going through some serious weight loss program.
For those who are not familiar with the “CRT” on the BMW M3 CRT saloon, it’s short for Carbon Racing Technologies. Yes… CRT sounds like the evil twin of Efficient Dynamics, and has transformed the BMW M3 CRT saloon into something even more special. Looking at the car, nothing makes sense: it looks like a regular 3-series with a different set of wheels and some tuning bits added.
BMW already makes the BMW M3 GTS, which is also about lightweight performance, and it’s only when you compare the two that you start to realize what the BMW M3 CRT saloon is all about. Unlike the stripped out coupe, the Carbon Racing Technologies on BMW M3 has navigation, a premium stereo system and four doors for easy access in the back.
The BMW M3 CRT saloon actually debut a new production technique for carbon fiber parts, a process which BMW used to great effect on the front seats, front air intakes, rear spoiler and a new hood that is as strong as a conventional steel unit with just one quarter the weight. Weight was also saved with the aid of a titanium muffler, 19-inch Y-spoke alloy wheels and less sound deadening material.
BMW M3 CRT saloon power source comes not from the regular 4.0-liter V8, but from the 4.4-liter version of the same block, producing 450 hp at 8,300 rpm and 324 pound-feet of torque. The flood of horses is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and the BMW M3 CRT saloon can now reach the 100 km/h (62 mpg) mark in just 4.4 seconds, making the BMW M3 CRT saloon just as fast as the M5 without the use of turbos.