BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition announced

BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition 05.12.2012
BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition 05.12.2012

Celebrates Bruno Spengler's DTM drivers’ title

Following a preview ceremony, BMW has finally announced plans to offer an M3 DTM Champion Edition to celebrate Bruno Spengler's DTM drivers’ title.

Drawing inspiration from Spengler's race car, the special edition features a Frozen Black metallic exterior with carbon fiber flaps, dark chrome accents and matte black wheels. There's also DTM-inspired graphics and plenty of M badging.

Interior changes are limited but the model comes nicely equipped with an Alcantara steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and black Novillo leather seats with contrasting Palladium Silver accents. Other highlights include GPS navigation, heated front seats and door sill plates which "replicate Spengler’s helmet design."

Power is provided by a 4.0-liter V8 engine that produces 420 HP (309 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to an M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) which enables the coupe to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

The car will go into production in February and only 54 units will be built. German pricing starts at €99,000.00 (including VAT) and buyers will be offered a chance to attend the BMW M Fascination Nordschleife driver training course to get tips directly from Bruno Spengler himself.

Source: BMW

BMW M celebrates DTM triumph with BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition model.

Munich. BMW Motorsport returned to the DTM in 2012 after almost 20 years away, and the results in its comeback year exceeded all expectations. Canadian driver Bruno Spengler won the drivers’ title, BMW Team Schnitzer finished in top spot in the team standings, and BMW claimed the manufacturers’ honours.

BMW M GmbH is celebrating this success with the unveiling of the BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition. Mimicking the looks of Spengler’s racing car, this special-edition model is available exclusively in Frozen Black metallic, while the carbon flaps and gurney, various dark chrome elements, matt black wheels and sections of the race car’s livery also betray its close links with the triumphant BMW M3 DTM. The theme is continued by the BMW M stripe design over the CFRP roof and boot lid, BMW M logo to the rear of the front wheel arches and decals in the rear side windows.

Inside the car, the door 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” lettering, and extended black Novillo leather trim with features in contrasting Palladium Silver.

Technical elements like the Competition package, M Drive, M DCT Drivelogic and the M Driver’s Package underline the car’s focus on high performance. Equipment including the Professional navigation system, heated 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 have the chance 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 legendary 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 €99,000.00 including VAT.

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AndikHermawan AndikHermawan
it's really awesome
Dec 7th, 2012 3:58am
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BMW won the DTM and in no time they offer a DTM special edition car. Chevrolet has been crushing the competition in the WTCC with the Cruze for a few years now and they have never taken advantage of their success, product-wise or marketing-wise. Is their marketing team sitting on fat pillows?
Dec 6th, 2012 7:53am
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nahidrahman nahidrahman
they're missing out!
Dec 6th, 2012 3:10pm
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