BMW’s M division was founded back in 1972 and now, to celebrate the division’s upcoming 40th anniversary, BMW is going to launch a limited edition of their 2012 BMW M3 dubbed as the Competition Edition. This special edition will feature a special Individual Frozen Silver Metallic exterior paint, black hood intakes and dark chrome kidney grills, M side gills and exhaust tips and blacked out GTS alloys.
The interior of the 2012 BMW M3 Coupe Competition Edition boasts black Extended Novillo Leather with palladium silver accents and stitching on the front seats, headrests, door trim panels and handles, center console, and center armrest and a brand new steering wheel covered in Alcantara with an M3 Checkered flag logo inlay. There’s also a special genuine carbon fiber trim throughout the cockpit of the car that makes it feel like a true sports car.
In terms of performances, the Competition Edition will still feature the standard 4.0L V8 engine with 414 HP that will take it from 0 to 100 km/h in around 4.5 seconds but there were many changes to the car’s handling and stability thanks to the new 19″ GTS wheels, a reduced ride height by 10 mm, an upgraded Electronic Damping Control and better programming for the M Dynamic mode.
The cost for all this? It’s going to be around a bit over $20,000 more expensive than the standard BMW M3 but it’s all worth it if you really want a special car. Probably car insurance quotes would be pretty big for a car like this one, but that would be the first thing I’d think of after I would buy a 2012 BMW M3 Coupe Competition Edition.