2011 BMW M3 Lightweight Concept is still not ready for a US debut

by Alex

BMW had rolled out some special editions recently. However, while some or all of them may sound too good to be true, it does not imply that one cannot paint the town red in the ideas that had gone behind the manufacture of these sedans. The first of the outcome was the M3 pick up which was definitely a joke. The second was the BMW M3 Royal Edition and there is a third one now. The M3 Lightweight concept is said to make a debut at the M Festival to be held at the 24 Hours of Niurburgring race at the latter half of the year. It is somewhat of a relief that many do not actually believe it to be a joke. It is assumed from its looks that it can possibly be a reincarnation of the limited version of the BMW M3 CSL with the focus on the same limited weight.

The new concept of BMW M3 lightweight is an alternative coupe to the M3 GTS Coupe. Clearly, for BMW, the focus for this particular sedan is to reduce weight though no details have been aired on its actual weight so far. The only piece of information available as of now is that the future version of M3 will be somewhere between M3 and the M3 GTS. However, power delivered will be close to the traditional 420 HP with tweaks implemented in the brake system, suspension and exhaust for max performance throughput. These are the only details released for the lightweight version of M3. More details will automatically be made available at the venue of 24 hours of Nurburgring this June when the car is unveiled. To catch all the excitement stay glued to the event!

Meanwhile, the M Brand and Alpina Manager for the US, Mr. Matt Russell revealed in an interview with M3Post at the New York Auto Show that there are no plans as of now to launch the M3 Lightweight in the US market. The reason is simple – there is no time left to get along with the construction of the E90 M3. Then there is the other factor of homologation that is necessary but not easy to achieve. BMW had failed to get the M3 certified in the United States.

As a consolation, BMW is still in the process of accumulating parts and supplies that will just fit with the regulations prevalent in the United States. That is the hope for us to be still able to get the M3 GTS in the market.

Source: topspeed

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