Friday 20th April 2012
BMW M3 FROZEN SILVER LIMITED EDITION BREAKS COVER
100-unit run gives E92 M3 a spruce-up
BMW is hard at work reminding us that it still makes its M3: hard on the rear bumper of the M3 Limited Edition 500
announced at the beginning of March comes this, the M3 Frozen Silver Edition.
Designed to help mark 40 years of BMW M GmbH, the Frozen Silver is the first BMW to feature the new matt-look paint.
That's combined with matt black alloy wheels, Dark Chrome exhaust, side gills and kidney surrounds, and Jet Black bonnet intakes. Inside, there's Black Novillo leather with contrast stitching and Palladium leather armrests and inserts. The steering wheel is covered in Alcantara, while there's more than the odd sprinkling of carbon fibre.
The 420hp V8 is unchanged, but the car - of which just 100 will be made - does get suspension lowered by 10mm, the M DCT twin-clutch transmission as standard and a revised DSC system.
All in all, BMW reckons the Frozen Silver Edition adds £9K-worth of extras for a £4k price hike - putting the car at £58,720 on the road. Interestingly, BMW is keen to point out that such limited-edition shenanigans are not down to sales of the M3 slowing up as it reaches the end of its life: UK dealers shifted 789 M3 coupes in 2011, 10 per cent up on 2010.