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BMW M3 Lightweight (E36) specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1338 kg (2950 lbs)
Dimensions 4.43 m (174 in) long, 1.71 m (67 in) wide, 1.37 m (54 in) high
Wheelbase 2.70 m (106 in)
Introduced 1995
Origin country Germany
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Powertrain specs

Engine type straight-6
Displacement 3.0 l (182 ci / 2990 cc)
Power 243 ps (240 bhp / 179 kw) @ 6000 rpm
Torque 305 Nm (225 lb-ft) @ 4250 rpm
Power / liter 81 ps (80 hp)
Power / weight 182 ps (179 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 228 Nm (168 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 5 speed manual
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

M3 Lightweight competition

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FastestLaps  9m ago

The cars came without a radio (although the speakers were installed and the car pre-wired for the radio), air conditioning, leather seats, tool kit or a sunroof. The doors have aluminum skins. There is no underbonnet insulation blanket and the trunk only has carpet on the floor. The under body insulation is thinner and there is special carpeting to lower weight.

I can make my own "Lightweight". Just rip out half of the interior, radio, aircon and everything else. And you get bloody special edition worth twice the price.

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tywilliams  9m ago

@FastestLaps can you add its VIR lap times of 3:11.6 verified from car and driver.


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benedekpuskas  9m ago

Paul Walker had one of these.

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tywilliams  9m ago @benedekpuskas


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FastestLaps  9m ago

I need date and/or issue number for the Car & Driver magazine where this lap time was published.

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zackedmonds  2m ago @benedekpuskas

actually he had 5