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BMW celebrates 40 years of M division with limited edition M3

2012 BMW M3 Coupe Competition Edition

Back in 1972, the German automaker BMW founded its M division and to celebrate the 40th anniversary they have decided to launch a limited edition of the M3, dubbed Competition Edition. Only 40 cars will be made and all of them will go to the United States. All cars will be identically-equipped and they will carry a price tag of $81,060 so it’s going to be more than $21,000 pricier than the regular M3 Coupe.

2012 BMW M3 Coupe Competition Edition

All of the cars will be wearing a BMW Individual Frozen Silver Metallic paint with a deep metallic luster, along with black hood intakes. Other than that, the M3 Coupe Competition Edition features black GTS alloys, dark chrome exterior trim for the M side gills, kidney grills and the exhaust tips.

2012 BMW M3 Coupe Competition Edition

Inside the cabin, the car features black Extended Novillo Leather with palladium silver accents and stitching for the headrests, front seats, center console, door trim panels and handles, and for the center armrest. The steering wheel is wrapped around in Alcantara and it has an M3 Checkered Flag logo inlay that can also be found on the door sills. Authentic carbon fiber trims the center console and the dash.

2012 BMW M3 Coupe Competition Edition

The BMW M3 Coupe Competition Edition is powered by the same V8 4.0-liter engine that produces 414 hp and is linked to an M DCT double clutch gearbox that allows the coupe to reach 60 mph in only 4.5 seconds.

The car’s height has been reduced by 10 mm and it rides on 19-inch M3 GTS rims with wider offset for extra stability. In addition, the car has a revised Electronic Damping Control, while the M Dynamic Mode has a higher-threshold programming.

Source: BMW via Carscoop

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