The demands were enormous, the legacy of the M3 E30 was weighty: From 1992 to 1999, BMW M built the second generation of the BMW M3 E36. The challenge: The new M3 would aim for a wider target group than its predecessor, without losing its motorsports DNA in the process. In retrospect, this goal can be said to have been successfully achieved. But the engineers from BMW M had another ace up their sleeves: In 1995, they created a more powerful high-performance model that is today known as the highpoint of the M3 E36 – the strictly limited BMW M3 GT.
HOMOLOGATION MODEL FOR THE FIA GT SERIES.
The especially dynamic and driver-oriented set-up of the BMW M3 GT had one origin: The M car was derived as a homologation model from the FIA GT Series, the Division II and the IMSA GT Series – so the motorsports roots of this special edition were there from the word go.