BMW M3 CRT and M boss interview video

Meet the lighter, more powerful BMW M3 CRT, and the man behind M and its new lightweight carbon future

In June 2011 BMW unveiled the M3 CRT. Essentially an M3 GTS in four-door form, it boasts a 444bhp 4.4-litre V8 engine, a seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox and a plethora of carbon technology, some of it making its industry debut on the CRT. And it marks the beginning of an exciting period for the M Division, with a new M2 entry-level model lined up to replace the 1-series M Coupe and a replacement for the legendary M1 to rival the Audi R8.

Learn about them on the video above and read the full story in evo Issue 160, on sale July 20.

More pictures and details of the BMW M3 CRT here

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