The exclusive special edition of the BMW M3 “30 Years M3” also made its local debut at the 2016 SA Festival of Motoring. With this limited edition model, BMW M celebrates the 30th anniversary of its benchmark-setting high-performance sports car.
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As a tribute to the first generation of the BMW M3, the anniversary edition “30 Years M3” is painted in the exclusive exterior color Macao Blue metallic, which once celebrated its premiere in BMW’s color range as a special option for the first generation of the BMW M3.
The edition “30 Years M3” builds on the Competition Package which comprises of an increase in engine output by 19 hp to 450 hp. Also included in the Competition Package is the Adaptive M suspension, which has been comprehensively aligned to the increased performance. Optimized features also include new springs, dampers and stabilizers, modified characteristic curves of the three modes Comfort, Sport and Sport+ as well as a correspondingly modified standard Active M differential on the rear axle and Dynamic Stability Control feature (DSC). Moreover, the Competition Package of the edition model includes forged 20-inch M light-alloy wheels with 666 M star spoke design and mixed tires (front: 265/30 R20, rear: 285/30 R20).
The BMW M3 “30 Years M3” with optional 7-speed M double clutch transmission sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4 seconds, which is 0.1 seconds faster than the series production model. Even with the standard 6-speed manual transmission, the car completes this sprint 0.1 seconds faster than the production model.
In terms of exterior design, the Competition Package also includes the BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line with enhanced features, including a black chrome tailpipe trim for the M sports exhaust system, the characteristic and potent sound of which contributes significantly towards the highly emotional driving experience. The edition model also features exclusively designed M gills in the front wings bearing the logo “30 Years M3”.
A total of 30 units are available in South Africa.