Frozen Silver 2012 BMW M3 Competition Edition Announced

Special Edition

BMW’s special anniversary M3 will be limited to just 40 models nationwide.

To mark the 40th anniversary of BMW's M division, BMW of North America will produce 40 identically-equipped special M3 Coupes for the U.S. market, featuring Frozen Silver Metallica exterior paint, a rare metallic luster highlighting the M3's athletic contours. The striking exterior also includes black M3 GTS 19-inch Y-spoke wheels with a wider offset for enhanced stability, black hood intakes and Dark Chrome exterior trim on the kidney grills, M side grills and exhaust tips.

On the inside the upholstery is finished in Extended Black Novillo leather with Palladium Silver accents, an Alcantara multi-function M steering wheel, carbon-fiber interior trim, with the M3 Checkered Flag and M Power logos featuring throughout. Powered by the 4.0-liter, 414hp M V8, the 2012 M3 Competition Edition is equipped with BMW's M Double Clutch Transmission, lowering its 0-60mph sprint time from 4.7 to 4.5 seconds. The Competition Package also includes a suspension that lowers the ride height by 10mm, modified programming for the M Dynamic Mode, and Dynamic Damper Control.

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Offered for an MSRP of $81,060, one each of the 40 models has been allocated to the first 40 U.S. authorized BMW centers to become M Certified Centers.