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Special M3 marks DTM success

2012-12-06 13:41

MUNICH, Germany - BMW Motorsport returned to the German Touring Cars Championship in 2012 after almost 20, and results in its comeback year exceeded all expectations.


Canadian Bruno Spengler won the Drivers’ title, BMW Team Schnitzer finished top in the standings and BMW claimed the Manufacturers’ honours. 

DTM PEDIGREE

So, BMW M is celebrating in Europe with the unveiling of the BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition, a copy of Spengler’s car, this special-edition model is available only in black metallic, while the carbon flaps and gurney, various chrome elements, matt black wheels and sections of the race car’s livery also betray its close links with the triumphant BMW M3 DTM.

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The theme is continued by with BMW M stripe over the roof and boot lid.
The BMW M logo to the rear of the front wheel arches and decals in the rear side windows. 

Inside the car, the sill strips replicate Spengler’s helmet design and the carbon-fibre interior trim strip bears the newly crowned champion’s signature and the car’s serial number. 

The special-edition model also contains various exclusive interior additions, such as the Alcantara steering wheel, handbrake lever embroidered with “M Power” and extended black leather trim with features in contrasting silver. 

RACE AND CREATURE COMFORTS

Technical elements such as the Competition package, M Drive, M DCT Drivelogic and the M Driver’s Package underline the car’s focus on performance. Equipment including the Professional navigation system, heatable seats and Park Distance Control add more “everyday” ingredients to the model. 

BMW M is also offering the 54 new custodians of the BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition – which will be available in various international markets – a very special extra.
Owners of this automotive rarity will be invited to attend the BMW M Fascination Nordschleife driver training course under the watchful eye of Bruno Spengler.

One of the most coveted elements of the BMW Driving Experience programme, the course is held on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife track where BMW M cars are put through extremely exacting testing sessions and final chassis tuning is carried out. 

The BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition will be built at BMW’s Regensburg plant and the BMW M GmbH factory from February 2013. 
Prices in Germany start from R1 135 000. 

The BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition will not be available in South Africa.

Comments
  • Blixum - 2012-12-06 14:32

    LOL @news24: Special M3 marks DTM success BMW's 2012 German Touring Cars champion M3 proved to be a cut above the competition this year so AMG is building 54 special-edition models to show just how good the car really is. Since when is AMG building BMW's? Very funny.

      andries.kruger.7 - 2012-12-07 16:26

      Where does it say AMG is building them? It clearly states that they are being built at BMW's Regensburg plant.......Merc, thake this hiding on the chin and try again next year. Well done BMW and Bruno Spengler!

      afrikeni - 2012-12-07 17:17

      @andries, they quietly edit so that first commentators appear stupid!

  • william.mcintosh4 - 2012-12-06 15:15

    BMW Motorsport returned to the German Touring Cars Championship in 2012 after almost 20 (20 WHAT), and results in its comeback year exceeded all expectations. Almost as bad as saying AMG is building them - pathetic!!

      afrikeni - 2012-12-07 11:58

      Why oh why do Property 24 jurnos write these articles. It's the only plausible reason to justify the inaccuracy of basic know facts about motoring!

      vuyani.valashiya - 2012-12-07 16:13

      LOL... I thought my English was too weak to understand the first paragraph.

  • de.stig.9 - 2012-12-07 11:18

    With the F30 around, that face kinda looks old and outdated for R1m car

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