The specialists from RS Racingteam revealed today the new RS-M3 program for the BMW M3 sedan.
RS Racingteam’s BMW M3 is powered by the 4.0-liter V8 engine, which has been upgraded to output 450 hp (331 kW) at 8,300 rpm and 431 Nm of torque at 4,100 rpm.
The extra juice coming out of the M3′s powerplant translates into a top speed of 299 km/h and a zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) acceleration time of 4.6 seconds. RS Racingteam says that their new M3 sedan is able to get from nought to 200 km/h in 14.7 seconds.
This is possible partially because RS Racingteam’s M3 is 190 kg lighter than the factory version of the
high-performance sedan. Apart from the extra horsepower, the RS Racingteam BMW M3 is equipped with a full rollcage, front sport bucket seats, and 6-point harnesses. For extra stopping power, RS Racingteam equipped their new M3 with racing brake pads, and steel flex brake lines.
The car comes with 19-inch ATS-Superlight forged wheels, and a 10-way adjustable Bilstein suspension system. The RS Racingteam BMW M3 can be purchased as an individual car from 80,000 Euros. If you want a street-legal version of this car you’ll have to pay up to 110.000 Euros.
By itself, the BMW M3 is the kind of sports car that’ll give you enough jollies to continue heaping praises on it. But it definitely isn’t a supercar that’ll redefine the way you look at how performance cars are built.
So, yeah, that’s a pretty sizable gap. But what happens when a motorsports company like RS Racingteam can bridge that gap and bring the M3 closer to what you’d expect from a racing exotic?
Dubbed the RS-M3 package, RS Racingteam’s program for the M3 comes packed with a full racing overhaul that saw a lot of the amenities from the standard M3 get stripped out in favor of racing equipment. Guess it’s a matter of having one or the other, huh?
So instead of all the niceties that come with cozy M3 interior, the RS-M3 now has front sport bucket seats with six-point harnesses, a full-on roll cage, a new racing steering wheel, racing brake pads, and of course, touches of carbon fiber installed in various parts of the cabin. Handling was also taken care of by a set of 19-inch ATS-Superlight forged wheels and a 10-way adjustable Bilstein suspension system.
All that is nice, but we care most about on the RS-M3 program are the performance upgrades. RS Racingteam tweaked the car’s 4.0-liter V-8 engine to produce 450 horsepower at 8,300 rpm and 318 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm. That might seem like a subtle improvement from the 420-horsepower capabilities of the stock model, but with all the weight savings – 190 kg (418 pounds) – made by stripped down interior, this M3 is capable of hitting 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.6 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 14.7 seconds, and a top speed of 186 mph.
It’s a pretty neat program, but one that’ll cost you a lot of money. The individual car can be yours for €80,000 ($107,000) while the street-legal version sells for €110,000 ($147,000).
Source - zercustoms.com, topspeed.com
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