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BMW releases M3 Edition

2009-06-01 10:59
BMW is releasing special Edition models to keep it in the spotlight.

Although the M3 is barely two years old, the M3 Edition model is based on the Coupe and has a few new features including special alloy
wheels and a lowered suspension. However, to reserve its exclusivity, the production run is limited to six months.

The cars are finished in solid Alpine White, Black and Dakar Yellow and a Monte Carlo Blue metallic.

Furthermore, the openings on the engine compartment are finished in black while the side gills, dual tailpipes and signature kidney grilles are covered with dark eloxy-plated chrome.

The cabin has been given a colour treatment too, and the interior trim is finished in contrasting or matching leather, depending on the exterior colour chosen.

From the outside, the car is further set apart from the "standard" M3 range by its 19-inch alloy rims finished in either black or white, or the "classic rim colour" which we'd assume is of the standard metal variety.

Adding to the car's look is the fact that this M3's ride height is lower by 10mm.

However, mechanically the car remains untouched and its 4.0-litre V8 motor continues to produce 309 kW.
Power is channeled to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox or via the optional M DCT double clutch transmission with Drivelogic. With the fitment of the optional gearbox, the car accelerates from 0 - 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and has an average fuel consumption of 11.9 l/100 km.

Also unchanged is the coupe's standard carbon-fibre roof, although options include electronic damper control and the M Drive menu.


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