BMW M3 (E92) Coupe gets a GTRS3 Widebody from Vorsteiner

Article by Christian A., on June 5, 2014

Although BMW introduced the all-new M4 Coupe, there are still lots of people who own an E92 M3 Coupe. For these people, Vorsteiner is offering the GTRS3 Widebody, which promises to transform their car into a race car for the streets.

As you can see from the photos, the new body kit includes a new front bumper, wide arch front fenders, side skirts, wide arch rear quarter panels, a boot lid as well as a new rear bumper with integrated air diffuser.

Under the hood, there is a standard 4.0-liter V8 engine that generates 420 hp and 400 Nm of torque. The standard M3 Coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds, while fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 12.4 l/100 km. Power is delivered to the road via the impressive 325 tires.

Among the various model ranges in BMW M GmbH, the most special has always been the BMW M3. The main reason is that it remains to live up in full the brand’s motorsport tradition. It was implemented with the first M3 that was released back in 1986 and has continued with two succeeding generations. This supremacy is once again on display with the 2007 version of the M3.

For those familiar, the development of the current generation of the M3 was based mainly on the BMW 3-Series Coupé. Making this new high-performance model different from the standard coupé are the technical features and its appearance. Thus aside from the distinct design, this new offering is equipped with drivetrain and suspension technology, both made to show supreme performance even from the beginning.

Further, BMW M engineers were given instructed to focus on lightweight technology. Customers will be glad to know that the engineers have managed to translate this particular development target into a reality. Indeed, the intelligent lightweight engineering has resulted in the new M3 having power-to-weight ratio measured at 8.4 lb. (3.8 kg) per hp.

One factor that the new M3 has a low weight is because it is the first production model in its class to have a roof composed entirely of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic or CFRP. There is no question that excluding certain components, the M3 Coupe is new in design concept and engineering. It clearly shows just how successful is tradition of the BMW M GmbH.

Its load-bearing structure is taken from the 3 Series Coupé. The same can be said for the headlights and rear lights, windows, boot lid, and the two doors. For the rest of the body elements, they have all been developed specially for the M3.

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