BMW M3 by RS Racing Team

Tuning

Track-focused model features a stripped-out interior, adjustable sports suspension, lightweight alloys and a boost in power.

In an attempt to further enhance its street-legal track-car nature, Germany-based motorsport specialist RS Racing Team has devised a new aftermarket program for the BMW M3 (E90/E92). The M3 RS package is essentially made up of racing gear that replaces much of the stock M3's equipment. This is most notable in the cabin, where the rear seats, carpeting and door pads have been stripped out and replaced with a pair of sport bucket seats with six-point harnesses, a roll cage, carbon-fiber door panels, and a racing steering wheel.

Combined with 19-inch ATS Superlight alloys, the tuner has managed to shed 190kg of weight off the M3. Under the hood, the 4.0-liter V8 now manages 450 horsepower and 318 pound-feet of torque thanks to a remapped ECU. Due to the weight savings that subtle boost in power results in a 0-62mph sprint time of 4.6 seconds, a 0-124 mph time of 14.7 seconds, and after deactivating the V-Max, a top speed of 186 mph. Other upgrades include a co-developed 10-way adjustable Bilstein suspension system, upgraded brakes, and a carbon-fiber rear wing. Pricing for the RS-M3 ranges from 80,000 Euros to 110,000 Euros for the street-legal version.

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