BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition Gets OfficialWednesday, December 5, 2012 14:19 by Arman Barari
First time we came across the BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition was at the 40 Years of M party at the Nurburgring. Now BMW releases official details and pictures of the car, which will go on sale in markets around the world, but in a limited run of just 54 units.
This version of the M3 celebrates BMW’s title at this year’s DTM series. They won the title for the constructors, and one of their drivers, Bruno Spengler, won the driver’s championship. This car is an homage to this Canadian driver.
Features include a Frozen Black metallic, which is the only shade available for the car, garnished with carbon flaps and gurney, various dark chrome elements, matt black wheels, as well as a couple of M badges and MW M racing livery.
The interior gets an Alcantara steering wheel, handbrake lever embroidered with “M Power” lettering, and extended black Novillo leather trim with features in contrasting Palladium Silver. The real highlight of it however is Spengler’s helmet logo on the door sills, and his signature on the dashboard.
As for the technicalities, while the engine is the same as normal M3s, the DTM Champion version gets the Competition package, M Drive, M DCT Drivelogic and the M Driver’s Package. Despite being a race-inspired model, it comes with convenience features such as navigation system, heated seats and Park Distance Control.
It is a very cool version of the M3 this DTM Edition, but they are asking €99,000 for it, and you have to ask yourself is it really worth 40 grand more than the standard car?