BMW M3 DTM Championship Edition not coming to United StatesWed, 05 Dec 2012
BMW is celebrating its domination of the 2012 DTM series with a special edition M3. Canadian driver Bruno Spengler claimed the driver’s title; BMW Team Schnitzer finished top in the team standings and BMW claimed the manufacturer’s title.
Only 54 examples of the BMW M3 DTM Championship Edition will be offered in various international markets—but not the United States.
The Championship Edition will mimic Spengler’s car, with a coat of Frozen black metallic paint, carbon flaps, dark chrome and matte black wheels. An M stripe adorns the carbon-fiber roof while the M logo sits behind the front wheels.
Inside, the door sill strips replicate Spengler’s helmet and the interior carbon-fiber trim strip bears Spengler’s name and the car’s serial number. It also comes with an Alcantara steering wheel, parking brake lever with M Power lettering and black leather trim with silver accents.
The Competition package is included in the 90,000-euro base price, which converts to about $118,000. The M Driver’s Package, navigation and park distance control are also included.
Buyers of the new M will have a chance to attend the BMW M Fascination Nordschleife driver training course with Spengler doing the instructing.
The BMW M3 DTM Championship Edition will be built at the company’s Regensburg, Germany, facility and at the BMW M GmbH factory in February; deliveries will start soon after that.
By Jake Lingeman