To mark the 30th anniversary of the iconic M3, BMW M is launching the exclusive BMW M3 30 Jahre Special Edition. The BMW M3 30 Jahre Edition builds on the Competition Package which is available for the BMW M3. The Competition Package comprises an increase in engine output by 19hp to 450hp. Also included on this model is the Adaptive M suspension, which has been comprehensively aligned to the increased performance. Optimised features also include new springs, dampers and stabilisers, modified characteristic curves of the three modes COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+ as well as a correspondingly modified standard Active M differential on the rear axle and Dynamic Stability Control feature (DSC).
The edition model also includes forged 20-inch M light-alloy wheels with 666 M star spoke design and mixed tyres (front: 265/30 R20, rear: 285/30 R20). The BMW M3 30 Jahre Edition gets the 7-speed M DCT gearbox which helps the car sprint from 0 to 62mph in just 4 seconds, 0.1 seconds faster than the series production model.
The changes on this car are not just technical. The special-edition M3 has been given the BMW Individual treatment. The BMW Individual Frozen Silver metallic paint accentuates the muscular forms of the BMW M3. Exterior design features BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line with enhanced features, including a black chrome tailpipe trim for the M sports exhaust system as well as a variety of carbon fibre additions. Carbon fibre bits include front splitter and trims, mirror caps, rear diffuser and a carbon fibre rear spoiler. The edition model also features exclusively designed M gills in the front wings bearing the logo “M3 30 Jahre”.
Interiors feature BMW M sports seats with a skeletal design. Seatbelts with woven-in BMW M strips enhance the sporty interior ambience. Other additions include the BMW M Performance Alcantara Steering wheel and the BMW M Performance Alcantara Gear Selector trim and surround. The wording “30 Jahre M3 1/30” on the carbon fibre interior trim of the instrument panel and stitching on the front headrests gives indication of the exclusiveness of the BMW 30 Jahre M3. The BMW M3 30 Jahre Edition features an exclusive full leather Merino trim in bicolour Black/Fjord Blue with colour-matching contrast seams that effectively underscore the anniversary model’s sporty and sophisticated character.
This special edition model features a high standard specification including harman/kardon surround-sound system with a total of 16 speakers. In addition to the exclusive content this car it also features as standard such equipment as Adaptive LED Headlights, BMW M Carbon Ceramic braking system, BMW M Head-up display, BMW M Double-Clutch Transmission, Comfort Access, Surround View, Comfort Access, Advanced Parking Pack, Extended Storage and a Speed Limit Display.
The BMW M3 30 Jahre Edition goes on sale in Summer 2016. The car is limited to 30 units and will be available only in the UK.