The BMW M3 GTS has a great engine and amazing chassis dynamics, the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black has a wickedly charismatic V8 and quick-acting autobox. Both are lighter than their downmarket counterparts and sport huge premium price tags. But can they compete with the Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 on road and track?
Many purists consider the German-market BMW M3 CSL the pinnacle of the marque. Lightweight, powerful, purposeful. Its worth's been proven as the brand new, 450-hp, $170,000 BMW M3 GTS has bested it by merely two seconds 'round the Nürburgring.
The BMW M3 GTS is the fastest M3 ever with a spicier 450 hp V8, factory roll cage, functional aerodynamic upgrades, and retina-searing paint job. At $170,000 it's the ultimate ultimate driving machine. Here's everything you need to know.
Though the roll-caged BMW M3 GTS was unveiled way back in November, we've finally got stats: 444HP with a 0-to-62MPH time of 4.4 seconds. It's very orange and rear seats are for wimps. Check out the Nurburgring testing clip below.
Rallying, surfing, drifting, and more, all of it set to Oh My God the Suspense music and played in slow motion. It's Michael Bay flick meets Top Gear turned up to eleven. Thrill or bore? You be the judge.