The BMW M3 Limited Edition 500 will offer enhanced specification over the standard car

The BMW M3 Limited Edition 500 will offer enhanced specification over the standard car, it has been revealed. BMW will build 500 special edition models in both coupé and convertible bodystyles.

Although the Limited Edition 500 is mechanically unchanged over the standard car, BMW says more than extra equipment worth more than £4000 is fitted as standard. The new model costs £55,690 (coupé) and £59,785 (convertible); £1000 more than the base model.

The BMW M3 Limited Edition 500 is available in three colours: Imola Red, Mineral White and Santorini Blue, reflecting the colours of the iconic ‘M’ badge.

Each model will have “One of 500” laser cut into the dashboard inlay. The cabin is trimmed in BMW’s extended Novillo leather and features stitching to match the exterior colour.

The grille surround, side gills and tailpipes are finished in dark chrome. Both the coupé and convertible have Shadowline exterior trim and black alloy wheels.

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1 March 2012

Bling-Tastic

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

1 March 2012

I assume this is a UK only model and we get all 500, rather than them being spread across various markets?

Not too worried about the extra equipment but (and I can't believe I am saying this) the blue colour shown looks REALLY good!

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

1 March 2012

[quote Autocar]

The BMW M3 Limited Edition 500 is available in three colours: Imola Red, Mineral White and Santorini Blue, reflecting the colours of the iconic ‘M’ badge.

[/quote]

Ummmmm i dont think it is actually! Last i checked the M badge was red blue and purple....... i maybe wrong but isnt this another Olympic special ie red white and blue for the union flag...... just a thought, it curtainly isnt meant to be the ///M badge!

1 March 2012

The very last of the M cars with naturally aspirated engines? Could this be the end of an era...... or will non-turbo internal combustion engines make a come back in BMW's finest one day?

1 March 2012

[quote Overdrive]

The very last of the M cars with naturally aspirated engines? Could this be the end of an era...... or will non-turbo internal combustion engines make a come back in BMW's finest one day?

[/quote]Definately 'the end of an era'. Last of the normally aspirated M's.

1 March 2012

[quote Boris911]Last of the normally aspirated M's[/quote]

It's a great shame. I don't think us petrolheads will feel half as much emotion for the upcoming range of M cars.

1 March 2012

[quote TegTypeR]Not too worried about the extra equipment but (and I can't believe I am saying this) the blue colour shown looks REALLY good![/quote]

is it not a bit "VXR"...?

1 March 2012

[quote Vidge 123]Ummmmm i dont think it is actually! Last i checked the M badge was red blue and purple....... i maybe wrong but isnt this another Olympic special ie red white and blue for the union flag[/quote]

Yes, well spotted! I think Autocar need to read the press release again. Commenting on the choice of colours for the 500 units coming to the UK (clue) BMW says they are "suitably patriotic" with no mention of M badges.

Basically a styling exercise but at least no matt paint this time.


1 March 2012

I really like it, its quite an intense blue. With the dark wheels and trim, etc, will look really good i reckon.

However....has anyone else seen th M3 in Frozen Grey (with the CS style wheels)? They are stunning! (IMO of course!)

1 March 2012

[quote curious_insider]

[quote TegTypeR]Not too worried about the extra equipment but (and I can't believe I am saying this) the blue colour shown looks REALLY good![/quote]

is it not a bit "VXR"...?

[/quote]

From the picture at lease it looks like it has a bit more depth too it. May be different in the flesh though.

VXR blue lacks something for me. Not being a graphics expert, I really couldn't tell you why though.

 

 

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