To honor the 40 year anniversary of BMW’s M Division, founded in 1972, BMW of North America has announced the 2012 M3 Competition Edition featuring a Frozen Silver exterior paint and other enhancements. The model will be strictly limited to fourty identically-equipped cars.
The exterior features a Frozen Silver paint job, black hood intakes, and a dark chrome exterior trim with complementing kidney grills, M side gills and exhaust tips. The Black M3 GTS wheels complete the package. The special paint has a full factory warranty. Special care guidelines are provided to customers and authorized BMW centers to prevent the finish from becoming glossy.
The interior features black Extended Novillo Leather with a palladium silver accents and palladium silver contrast stitching for the front seats, headrests, door trim panels / handles, center console, and center armrest. Other interior parts include a Alcantara-covered multi-function M steering wheel with M3 Checkered Flag logo inlay. The door sill finish also features the M3 Checkered Flag logo while the handbrake lever sports an embroidered M Power logo. As a final touch, genuine carbon fiber trims are installed on the dash and center console.
The special edition BMW M3 includes a Competition Edition package. It reduces the vehicle ride height by 10mm and includes M3 GTS 19-inch wheels (in black for this Edition) with a wider offset for enhanced stability, standard Electronic Damping Control with enhanced programming, and higher-threshold programming for the M Dynamic Mode.
Unlike previous M3 Edition models, one each of the fourty 2012 M3 Competition Edition models has been allocated to the first fourty US authorized BMW centers to become M Certified Centers. The 2012 BMW M3 Competition Edition will be offered for an MSRP of $ 81,060 including destination and handling.