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BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition Introduced to Celebrate DTM Triumph

BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition Introduced to Celebrate DTM Triumph

BMW Motor sport this year managed to come out tops in the DTM having had an almost 20 year hiatus from racing in the DTM. 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.

To celebrate their success, BMW M GmbH has unveiled the BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition, of which only 54 will be made.  The BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition will be built from February 2013 and will be available in a number of international markets.

We are not sure if this includes South Africa but considering the rather astronomical price tag of €99000 in Europe (roughly R1 135 800 before import taxes, etc), we are not too sure how many people locally will be keen to purchase it.

The owners of this exclusive model will also have the opportunity to attend the BMW M Fascination Nordschleife driver training course under the watchful eye of Bruno Spengler.

Mimicking the looks of Bruno 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 BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition 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.

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Hear The 2014 BMW M3 Roar As Its Put Through Its Paces [Video]

Hear The 2014 BMW M3 Roar As Its Put Through Its Paces [Video]

There have been a number of fears that the loss of two cylinders in the BMW M3 and the addition of a turbocharger would lead to a less exciting sounding BMW M3, a very critical factor in the BMW M driving experience. The aural engine notes tend to encourage the driver to push the vehicle to its boundaries.

The 6-cylinder turbocharged engine BMW M3 will have more power than the current BMW M3 and as this video shows, the BMW M3 still sounds like its got oomph.

Source: AutoEvolution via Bimmerpost

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Bruno Spengler wins DTM 2012 in BMW M3

Bruno Spengler wins DTM 2012 in BMW M3

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