In 1972, BMW founded its M division, which quickly became one of the most successful sub-brands in the automotive world. In celebration of BMW M’s upcoming 40th anniversary, the Geraman automakers announced the launch of a limited edition of the M3 Coupe called the Competition Edition.
The car is called the M3 Frozen Silver Competition Edition and will be distinguished by a number of exterior and interior enhancements that will make this 40-piece edition a unique version from the rest of the M3 lot. Each model will come with a Frozen Silver Metallic exterior paint, which, according to BMW, is a special BMW Individual matte paintwork that adds a rare metallic luster to the vehicle.
The interior will stand out from your neighbor’s M3 thanks to palladium silver accents and palladium silver-contrast stitching on the front seats, headrests, door trim panels, center console and center armrest. The steering wheel is covered in Alcantara and the dash is trimmed in carbon fiber.
The Competition Edition BMW will feature the same 414-horsepower V8 engine as other M3s, but the 0-60 time drops from 4.7 seconds to 4.5 seconds. The Competition Edition M3 is 10 mm lower than the standard M3, has wider-offset wheels, and higher-threshold programming for the M mode.
It’s also more expensive than the standard M3. The Competition Edition M3 cost $81,060 with destination and handling, or a hefty $20,000 more than the base car. Only 40 examples will be produced of this edition, and they will only be available in the US from M Certified BMW Centers.