Slide ruler: BMW M3 GTS takes on Austrian Alps
A charge to the roof of Europe requires a special kind of car. A car that makes the standard M3 look like a soft-edged fatso
Posted: 11 Apr 2012
But this car has a bigger wildlife problem, and it's the elephant in the room. So let's get it out of the way now. By the time George Osborne's 20 per cent VAT hike kicks in next January, an M3 GTS will set you back approximately £120,000. This isn't just a stupendous sum of money, it's almost a joke. It's also the most expensive BMW by some distance, unless you go crackers and specify your V12 760Li with diamond-encrusted cup-holders. This is some achievement, given that the GTS is a tricked-up M3 which, when all's said and done, is still a 3-Series. So £120k is crazy talk, surely? Um, not necessarily.