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(from BMW Press
Release) Supreme Performance, Exclusive Style: The BMW M3
Munich. Powerful, aesthetic design, supreme performance and
exclusive style – the unique characteristics of the BMW M3 are now
available in highly attractive Edition Models focusing on the most
outstanding highlights of these outstanding cars.
Based on the BMW M3 Coupé, the M3 Edition Models offer a choice of
no less than four highly individual cars boasting perfectly
harmonised modifications in body design and interior features as
well as special light-alloy wheels and an even lower chassis.
The BMW M3 Edition Models will be entering the market worldwide in
July 2009 in Alpine White, Black, Dakar Yellow, and Monte Carlo
Blue. In the interest of supreme exclusivity their production period
is limited to just six months.
Individual highlights both outside
On the BMW M3 Edition
Models the exterior paintwork and interior design are individually
matched to one another. Depending on the respective Edition model,
the body comes either in Alpine White Non-Metallic, Black
Non-Metallic, Dakar Yellow Non-Metallic or Monte Carlo Blue
Metallic. The combination with BMW Individual High-Gloss Satin
Chrome accentuates the truly sophisticated character of the Edition
The openings on the engine compartment lid on all models are
finished in black, the BMW kidney grille, the side gills and the
dual tailpipes on the exhaust system come in dark eloxy-plated
chrome. The caps on the special BMW M exterior mirrors are likewise
finished in black and are connected to the A-pillars by dual arms
extending out of the mirror base finished in body colour.
Special colour highlights add an individual touch also to the
interior of the BMW M3 Edition Models. The surfaces on the centre
armrest, the centre console and the armrests on the door panels are
finished in White on the Alpine White and Black models. At the same
time these Edition Models come with interior trim in Carbon
Structure Leather with white contrasting seams. The seats in Black
Novillo Leather feature bespoke contrasting seams as well as
vertical trim stripes on the upper section of the backrest and at
the front of the legrest. On the Alpine White and Black models,
these features come in white, on the Dakar Yellow and Monte Carlo
Blue models they are in the appropriate exterior colour.
As a further feature the armrests and door closing handles at the
inside on the Dakar Yellow and Monte Carlo Blue models come with
yellow and, respectively, blue contrasting seams. And last but
certainly not least, entry trim bars in Checkered Flag Design
bearing the “M3“ model designation give all Edition Models yet
Special rim design and lowered
To optimise the looks of
the car, all four Edition Models come with specially designed
light-alloy rims and a unique suspension: On all models the 19-inch
forged M light-alloy rims in double-spoke design are available
either in black or in the classic rim colour. And on the Alpine
White, Black and Monte Carlo Blue models, the same rims are also
available in a special white contrasting colour with polished
The suspension of the BMW M3 Edition Models adds to the sporting
style of the cars, lowering the entire body by 10 millimetres or
BMW M3: supreme performance with
eight cylinders and seven gears.
The BMW M3 Edition
Models give this high-performance athlete a particularly striking
look also reflected by the car’s supreme driving dynamics based on a
unique all-round concept and drivetrain/suspension technology
inspired by motorsport. The V8 high-speed power unit of the BMW M3
develops maximum output of 309 kW/420 hp from 4.0 litres.
Power is transmitted to the rear wheels either through the six-speed
manual gearbox featured as standard or through the optional M
double-clutch gearbox with Drivelogic enhancing both the dynamic
performance and the all-round efficiency of the BMW M3 all in one.
In this case acceleration to 100 km/h comes in 4.6 seconds
(six-speed manual: 4.8 seconds) and average fuel consumption in the
EU test cycle is 11.9 litres/23.7 mpg imp (six-speed manual: 12.4
litres/22.8 mpg imp)/100 kilometres.
The BMW M3 comes as standard with a lightweight carbon roof, while
the options include Electronic Damper Control and the M Drive menu
enabling the driver to configure individual, M-specific suspension
and drivetrain functions just right for his personal style.