|M3 GTR (E46) Street|
|345 bhp @ 7,250 rpm|
|269 lb·ft @ 5,000 rpm|
|1,350 kg (2,976 lbs)|
|186 mph (300 km/h)|
- For the Race variant, see here
The BMW M3 GTR (E46) utilises many of the weight saving aspects of the racing model on which it is based.
The body uses large amounts of carbon fibre with parts such as the roof and rear spoiler with the aprons being made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic. The street variant also features nearly no forms or manifestations of comfort equipment.
The 4 litre V8 engine is similar that the V8 engine used in the racing car except it has been adapted and altered to meet emission standards as well as noise regulations.
The street variant is engineered as a near perfect replication of the racing M3 GTR. The carbon fibre body parts optimise the car's aerodynamics in much the same manner as the racing car.
The street variant features a few additions over the racing car such as additional bonnet cooling slits, lowered suspension, road-sport suspension, dry sump lubrication, a two-disc sport clutch and a variable M differential lock.
Need for Speed: Most WantedEdit
The Street model's performance is inferior to its Race counterpart and therefore not suitable for competing against the fastest cars in Need for Speed: Most Wanted. It has decent acceleration and handling due to its close-ratio gearbox making its performance similarly by the Lamborghini Murciélago. Nitrous is equipped as standard.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (GBA & PSP)Edit
The M3 GTR (Street) can be purchased in both the Game Boy Advance and PlayStation Portable release of Need for Speed: Most Wanted.
It is unlocked upon defeating the third Blacklist racer and is purchaseable for $250,000 in Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0. In the Game Boy Advance release, the M3 GTR is unlocked once the player beat Razor.
Need for Speed: WorldEdit
The BMW M3 GTR (Street) was added into the car dealership on March 5th, 2010 during the first Closed Beta as a Tier 3 vehicle. Since August 22nd, 2012, it has been featured as a 'B' Class vehicle.
It has an overall rating of 583. It costs 1,800,000 but is currently not available for purchase with Cash. The car dealer also features an A Class variant with Amerikon Speedsystems Street tuned parts. It has an overall rating of 642 and costs 2,400.
The M3 GTR performs well within its class due to well rounded performance traits including a powerful nitrous boost and good handling. It can master high-speed as well as low-speed corners quickly thanks to sufficient traction and a high steering precision.
In terms of acceleration, it can keep up with other B Class cars, although it might be lacking to A Class cars with high overall ratings. Top speed is 186 mph (300 km/h).
Players may find the car to be a valuable competitor for racing. Despite its underwhelming power, the M3 GTR has a better handling than most in-game cash offered cars such as the Ford GT, which has a somewhat stiff handling. The Lotus Evora is superior to the M3 GTR but also less useful in police chases because of a lighter body.
The dealership also features a one-day rental version. It carries the same name as the actual car and is painted in dark blue with a thin stripe vinyl. It does not have any performance upgrades. Players can rent it for 300.
- The BMW M3 GTR (Street) is occasionally used by AI race opponents in Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Need for Speed: World.
- The BMW M3 GTR used the body of its race version during the first closed beta and seventh closed beta.
- A free one-week M3 GTR rental code was released as part of a celebration of the 75,000 likes milestone achieved on the Need for Speed: World Facebook page. It was redeemable from December 2nd until December 14th, 2011.
- Another free 7-day rental code was released on March 7th, 2012 on De Vellis' Facebook page as a celebration of achieving 7 million likes by the official Need for Speed page.
|Need for Speed: Most Wanted||Need for Speed: World|
|BMW M3 (Model Range)|
|Sport Evolution (E30) • E36 • E46 • GTR Race (E46) • GTR Street (E46) • E92 • GT2 (E92) • GTS (E92)|