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UK to get only 100 units of Frozen Silver Edition BMW M3 Coupe

April 25th, 2012

BMW-m3-coupe-frozen-silver-editionConsumers in the US has the Competition Edition of the BMW M3 Coupe and the same vehicle will be launched in Britain as the Frozen Silver Edition. Without looking at the difference of names, this special edition BMW was created in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the BMW M GmbH.

According to BMW, the Frozen Silver Edition M3 Coupe gets an equipment upgrade of as much as 9,000 quids from the standard M3. Only 100 of its kind will be made for BMW lovers in the United Kingdom and the first cars will be hitting the showrooms by the first of June.

The special edition M3 coupe will still be using the standard model’s 414 horsepower V8 powerplant mated to a 7 speed M DCT gearbox and a variable BMW M differential. It also comes with a 3-stage dampening control system, lower suspension, an improved DSC+ system, and a set of 19-inch alloy rims in matt black

The front of the special edition M3 Coupe features the metallic pain Frozen Silver from which the name is derived, exhaust in dark chrome, kidney surrounds and side gills, bonnet intake in Jet Black, and an exterior trim with High gloss shadowline.

For the interior, the seats get a Black Novillo leather treatment highlighted with contrast stitching. The armrests and the inserts make use of Palladium leather while the steering wheel is hugged by Alcantara. The styling is completed with the trim made in carbon fiber plus the plaque showing the number of the limited edition BMW.

BMW Reveals 2012 M3 DTM Concept car images

July 29th, 2011

The German luxury carmaker Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, or BMW for short, has recently revealed the first batch of official 2012 M3 DTM Concept Car images. This particular model is being developed to go head-to-head with rival luxury brands Mercedes-Benz and Audi.

Dr. Klaus Draeger is a member of BMW’s Board of Management. He confirmed that the brand will face serious competition in its premium cars line up. Draeger expressed that BMW will face this challenge with much vigor. It seems that the return of the DTM concept car shows that the German carmaker is looking back to its past of producing race cars.

When the 2012 M3 DTM Concept Car images were revealed, two champion drivers from the BMW Motorsport—Augusto Fafus and Andy Priaulx—were also introduced. The BMW Welt, which is the BMW multifunction exhibition facility in Munich, features the BMW M3 DTM Concept Car.

The BMW M3 DTM Concept Car comes with a V-8 Engine with 480 ponies and runs from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3 seconds. The top speed figure is 300 km/h. This new baby will get a 6-speed manual transmission and a CFRP monococque chasis.

The luxury carmaker BMW has three teams ready to race this season, they are the BMW Team RMG, the BMW Team RBM, and the BMW Team Schnitzer. Along with other BMW sponsors and partners, the three race teams work closely to tweak the M3 DTM race car to perfection in preparation for the upcoming race season.

BMW unofficially unveils M-Sport Package for 7-Series

July 13th, 2009

BMW was planning to develop a flagship car to take over the reigns from theBMW M Sport 7-Series 7-series but sidelined the plan when the recession struck. With weaker performance in the market, BMW opted to focus on its current 7-series. The plans include the release of the M-Sport package this week.

The new flagship car was supposed to carry the 8-Series badge and will be derived from the platform of the CS concept made public in 2007. Though the super sedan 8-series is far from being assembled, its legacy will be seen as an upgraded version of the 7-series.

BMW will have the M-Sport package as their best offering until the high performance series goes beyond the drawing board. The M-Sport gives the 7-series a sportier look and enhanced interiors. The driving experience is improved with a set of M steering wheel, M shifter, and M footrest.

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