Exclusive new BMW M3, which has already landed in the US and Asia, has found its way to the UK with 100 models scheduled to hit showrooms by June.
Back in November BMW announced details of yet another special edition M3, built to commemorate the M Division's 40th anniversary. 40 models were allocated to the U.S., and now BMW has announced that one hundred of the high-performance coupes will be sold in the UK. 450 units of the limited-edition car are to be produced worldwide, coated in an exclusive BMW Individual Frozen Silver Metallic paint.
The exterior also includes black hood intakes, while the kidney grilles, BMW M side gills and exhaust tips are finished in dark chrome trim. For enhanced stability, the Frozen Silver Edition gets a 10mm lowered suspension with a three-stage Electronic Damper Control, and the same 19-inch alloys found on the M3 GTS. Inside, the front seats are finished in black extended Novillo leather with palladium silver accents and stitching, as are the headrests, door trim panels and handles and center console. The steering wheel is covered in Alacantara and comes with an M3 checkered flag logo that also features on the door sills.
Carbon-trim has been used on the dashboard and center console, the handbrake has M Power stitched onto it, and there is a plaque highlighting the car's limited edition nature. BMW's class-leading 4.0-liter V8 that produces 420hp and 290lb-ft of torque, sends power to the road via a 7-speed M DCT double-clutch transmission that enables the car to sprint from 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds and hit an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph. The new BMW M3 Coupe Frozen Silver Edition adds almost £9,000 of gear to a standard M3 all for an on-cost of just £4,000.
The car will go on sale in the UK on June 1 with an OTR price of £58,720. BMW UK sold 789 M3 Coupes in 2011, a ten percent increase over the previous year.