Just a year after BMW first entered the world of the former two-make German touring car series, DTM, Bruno Spengler walked away with the driver’s title and BMW with the constructor’s title. In commemoration of Spengler’s triumph over the other two German giants Audi and Mercedes, BMW’s M-division is releasing a limited edition M3.
Limited to only 54 units worldwide, the M3 DTM Champion Edition is more a memento to Spengler’s success than that of BMW’s DTM squad. Frozen Black paint as well as door motifs mimicking those found on the side of Bruno’s helmet are a sampling of the DTM nods. The rear windows are naturally adorned with more Spengler decals to accompany his signature emblazoned on the carbon fiber interior trim pieces.
The ZCP Competition package comes as standard, offering updated aerodynamics including carbon fiber front splitters in companion with new gloss black inlets found on the hood. M-stripes run across the length of the roof, accenting the M badges just behind the custom matte black wheels.
Expect production to begin early 2013, with the first cars being delivered in a standard timeframe. The jury is still out as to whether or not the M3 DTM Champion edition will grace the shores of the United States, or will simply be European only special. Logic would suggest the car be sold strictly in Europe, as the DTM series garners little support or media share in the United States.