Unlike the straight six powered m3 versions which were outpaced by the porsche 996 gt3 the racing version of the e46 m3 gtr 16 was very successful in the american le mans series alms entered by schnitzer motorsport.
Bmw m3 e46 gtr le.
It competed during the 2001 racing season under both the bmw motorsport and team schnitzer teams with the car being entered in the gt class of the american le mans championship and the european le mans series.
This car which is racing from victory to victory in the american le mans series alms will be built by bmw m from.
To ensure that the bmw m3 gtr would be competitive in the alms the company developed a special v8 engine code.
Bmw was seemingly not keen for anyone of the public to actually buy one.
25092001 press release archive.
It was originally fitted with a 32l inline six engine based on the engine of the standard e46 m3.
Since the le mans m3 gtr was a v8 the road car had to be as well.
The initial model was available in a coupe body style with a convertible body style added soon after.
M3 sedans were available during the e36 19941999 and e90 2008.
Each was converted from a standard e46.
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There was opposition to the car being allowed to race rivals stated that the car was a prototype as a road going version was not available to buy.
In february bmw will present a purebred sportscar for road use the bmw m3 gtr powered by a v8 engine.
An e46 gtr came to life in february 2001 powered by the p60b40 a 3997 cc v8 producing 493 hp 368 kw.
To fulfill this rule bmw put 10 road going gtrs on sale after the 2001 season for 250000 each.
This car is the pinnacle car from many childhoods in the early 2000s period and was the forbidden fruit for many who played any form of racing game in this time period.
A 1076 brick set showcasing a 114 replica of the bmw m3 e46 gtr.
It is rumoured that only three road cars were produced.
The bmw m3 gtr e46 alms2001.
With a v8 rumble and the unmistakeable sound of those straight cut gears the m3 gtr became an icon and.
The bmw m3 gtr competed in the gt2 class of the american le mans series in 2001.
The p60b40 was the powertrain for the bmw e46 m3 gtr from 2001 to 2005.
Bmw m3 gtr e46 is a gt class race car developed by bmw based on their m3 e46.
The bmw m3 gtr gt e46 is a race car developed by bmw based on their m3 e46.
The only reason that the gtr was made was to go along with the le mans.
The bmw m3 is a high performance version of the bmw 3 series developed by bmws in house motorsport division bmw m gmbhm3 models have been produced for every generation of 3 series since the e30 m3 was introduced in 1986.