The M3 Only North America Got
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The M3 Only North America Got

The E36 M3 for many was one of the best ever produced, but it even though it was sold in many countries, it was never sold in the US this is when American racing teams started asking BMW to produce a homologation E36 M3 to compete it motor-sport racing then came in 1995 the M3 LTW often referred to as the lightweight with most equipment inside removed including the radio, air con, tool kit, & the sunroof were all gone most insulation and carpet was removed or replaced with thinner lighter versions and the seats was replaced with racing buckets, in total this is saved around 91kg in weight or 200ibs.

After being produced the LTW was sent to a company in Virginia where they added the blue and red motor-sport decals. The LTW only ever came in Alpine White III.

The M3 LTW was powered by a 3.0L 6 Cylinder naturally aspirated double overhead camshaft that produced 240bhp at 6000rpm and a maximum torque of 305 N.m at 4250rpm this gave a 0-60 in around 5.5 seconds.

It’s not known for sure how many LTW M3 cars where made although its estimated to only be around 125.

BMW had trouble selling these cars but the late Paul Walker bought 5 of the LTW which only recently sold at auction at the beginning of the year for a combined total of just over $1,000,000.

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