The bmw m3 gtrs engine is a naturally aspirated petrol 4 litre double overhead camshaft 90 degree v 8 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder.
Bmw m3 gtr e46 engine.
The resulting e46 gtr racing car was introduced in february 2001 and was powered by a 330 kw 443 hp version of the 3997 cc 40 l p60 v8 engine.
The bmw m3 gtr is a 2 door coupe style road car with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels.
2001 bmw m3 gtr.
An e46 gtr came to life in february 2001 powered by the p60b40 a 3997 cc v8 producing 493 hp 368 kw.
Like all other bmw race cars the gtr came with a different engine from the s54 32 liter straight six used by the standard m3 or the csl version.
The bmw m3 gtr e46 alms2001.
This powerplant has an output of 345 bhp 350 ps257 kw of power at 7250 rpm.
However the straight six engine was viewed as uncompetitive compared to the porsche 996 gt3 therefore bmw began to develop a new m3 racing car based around a more powerful engine.
The m3 gtr is part of bmws e46 model series.
The bmw m3 gtr competed in the gt2 class of the american le mans series in 2001.
In order to compete 10 gtr road cars needed to be produced which are now some of the rarest homologation specials in existence.
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.