With the F80 BMW M3 less than a year away from making its world debut, the current generation M3 has been given its last hurray before it officially bows out in North America.
BMW of North America has announced a new super-limited M3 for local consumption. On sale from January next year with a price tag starting from US$76,395, including destination and handling costs, the 2013 BMW M3 Coupé Frozen Limited Edition will be offered in three matte finishes: Frozen Red, Frozen White and Frozen Blue.
The asking price equates to a US$16,000 premium over a base M3 Coupé. However, it does buy its owner the exclusivity of owning one of only 150 examples of the M3 Frozen Limited Edition that will make their way across the Atlantic from Germany.
On top of that, the limited edition M3 also sports matte black 19-inch wheels, gloss black accent on the grille, fender vents and exhaust pipes, plus a carbon fibre roof. Inside, the car features black and carbon leather with contrasting stitching that matches the car’s exterior colour.
Customers are also able to specify a handful of options for their Frozen Limited Edition such as the M-DCT twin-clutch gearbox, uprated audio system and heated front seats.
Specifications extracted from Press Release:
All 2013 M3 Coupe Frozen Limited Editions will include the following features:
-BMW Individual Frozen Red, White, or Blue exterior paint
-Competition Package including:
-Matte black 19″ light alloy wheels
-Electronic Damper Control
-Lowered suspension (-10 mm)
-Sport mapping for EDC and DSC
-Black Extended Novillo leather with contrast stitching in exterior color on seats, headrests, door inserts, armrests, middle console, and door pulls.
-Carbon leather trim with contrast stitching in exterior color
-High-gloss black kidney grilles
-High-gloss black side gills
-High-gloss black exhaust pipe tips
-6-speed manual transmission
-Carbon fiber roof panel
In addition, customers will be able to tailor the 2013 M3 Coupe Frozen Limited Edition with the following options:
-Cold Weather Package
-Rear spoiler delete
-Heated Front Seats
-Automatic High Beams
-Satellite Radio with 1-year subscription
-BMW Individual Enhanced Premium Sound