BMW unveils a special edition M3 based on the M3 Competition
It has been 30 years since BMW gave us the legendary E30 M3, a car that has gone to increase in value tremendously over the past several years. To commemorate the occasion, BMW is releasing a special limited edition M3.
The exclusive special edition M3 builds upon the competition package models that have been released of late. The output is 19 horsepower over the regular twin-turbo straight six powerplant, putting out 444 horsepower. The special edition also has the optimized adaptive M suspension combined with new springs, dampers and stabilizers.
The exterior of the M3 Competiton-based special edition is painted an exclusive Macao Blue Metallic, which was a special option with the E30 M3. Additional exclusive features of the special edition are the specially designed M gills on the front wings which bear the logo ’30 Years M3’.
Moving onto the interior of the vehicle, it is outfitted in a black-blue full Merino leather interior, special badging on the sills and a numbered plaque on a carbon trim strip. Special features extend to the seat belts as well with integrated BMW M strips. A black-sliverstone leather option with contrasting stitching will also be available as an option.
Production of the ’30 Years M3’ will be limited to just 500 units. It will be available in both a manual or DCT version. BMW says that when fitted with the DCT gearbox, the Special Edition M3 can run from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just four seconds flat.
When released, expect the special edition M3 to cost $11,000 more that the standard M3 competition when released in Germany, later this summer. No word yet on availability of the ’30 years M3’ BMW 3 in the United States.