Based on the M3 Competition Package, only 30 examples will be available in the UK, priced at £82,675

The BMW M3 30 Jahre, a limited-edition model heavily based on the M3 Competition Package, has been revealed. It celebrates the 30th anniversary of the M3.

It goes on sale in the summer, with only 30 examples available in the UK, priced at £82,675.

The M3 30 Jahre has the same performance figures as the M3 Competition Package, hitting 62mph from rest in 4.0sec with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, while engine output is increased by 19bhp over the standard M3 to 444bhp.

A few visual tweaks distinguish the M3 30 Jahre from the M3 Competition Package. Alongside exclusive Frozen Silver metallic paint, the car features embossed 30 Jahre M3 logos on the front seat headrests, exterior badging on the sides and a logo on the door sill finishers.

Other special features include laser inscription on the carbonfibre interior trim and exclusive black and blue Merino leather upholstery. BMW M Performance additions to the M3 30 Jahre include a rear diffuser, rear spoiler, door mirror caps in carbonfibre and an Alcantara-covered steering wheel and gear selector surround.

Modifications over the standard M3, mirroring those on the M3 Competition Package, include revised suspension with new springs, dampers and anti-roll bars and reconfigured drive modes. The settings of the electronic M differential and stability control system have also been reworked to better match the added performance potential.

Read the BMW M3 Competition Package review


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29 May 2016

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