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    • BMW creates 30 limited edition M Performance E92 M3's for the UK market in matte red, white, and blue

      Here is another "special" edition M3 from BMW. We love limited edition models but this really is nothing more than an M3 with existing package and some matte paint. Almost amusing that BMW chose red, white, and blue paint schemes for these cars until we remembered the Union Jack influenced our own US flag colors. In addition to the matte paint the cars get a black interior with stitching to match the exterior, Alcantara wrapped steering wheels, and black rims.

      Only 30 of these will be made but it makes us wonder, what is the point? It is just an M3 with different paint and optional equipment standard. No engine changes, no 4.4 liter out of the GTS, nothing special just what is already available other than the paint realy. Just a quick cash grab and all of them will no doubt sell.

      The press release below also mentions an M Performance Edition M5 which is just an M5 with options already available included. These Performance Editions really are not adding any performance so why they are called Performance Editions for anything other than marketing we have no clue.
































      Press release:

      The new BMW M3 and M5 M Performance Editions

      31.05.2012

      Two exclusive new M Performance Editions for the BMW M3 and BMW M5 are being built by BMW M GmbH solely for the UK market. Just thirty of each model will be available costing 74,080 OTR for the M3 M Performance Edition and the M5 M Performance Edition is priced at 95,140 OTR.

      Showcasing BMW Individual, these M Performance Editions will bring three new Frozen paint colours to the UK for the first time; BMW Individual Japan Red with a Frozen Red wrap, BMW Individual Frozen White and BMW Individual Frozen Blue. All are on sale now. To complement the striking exterior colours, all M5 M Performance Editions come with Full Black Merino leather upholstery and all M3 M Performance Editions come with extended Black Novillo leather upholstery, both with contrasting Mugello Red, Lotus White or Tobago Blue stitching as standard.

      Floor mats with contrast piping, an Alcantara steering wheel, BMW Individual Piano Black interior trim with a 'One of 30' laser cut designation, front headrests with M stitching and door sills with 'BMW M Performance Edition' designation complete the look of the interior.

      The new BMW M3 M Performance Edition features BMW's class-leading 420hp V8 engine with power transferred to the road via a standard seven-speed M DCT transmission and variable M differential. The car also comes with the Competition Package as standard, which features 10mm lowered suspension, Electronic Damper Control with Sport mode and a revised DSC+ system.

      Additionally, the BMW M3 M Performance Edition boasts an array of extra standard equipment including; 19-inch M Y-spoke Matt Black alloy wheels, Dark Chrome exhaust, side gills and kidney surround, jet black bonnet intakes, carbon-fibre front splitters, high-gloss Shadowline exterior trim, folding exterior mirrors and sun protection glass to complement its unique exterior. Adaptive headlights, DAB digital radio, a Harman/Kardon 13-loudspeaker system, BMW Professional Media Package, mobile application preparation, telephone USB audio interface and Internet add to the M3's practicality. While the sliding front armrest, front seat heating and front and rear Park Distance Control complete the package. The extensive list of equipment, now standard, is worth 9,790.

      The new BMW M5 M Performance Edition features BMW's latest 560hp TwinPower Turbo V8 engine complete with race-bred chassis technology including an Active M differential and electronic damping control. Combining track-car dynamics with supreme touring comfort, the new BMW M5 M Performance Edition includes 22,075 worth of additional equipment as standard.

      For this added value 20-inch M Double-spoke Matt Black alloy wheels, Dark Chrome exhaust, side gills and kidney surround, M Sport multi-function seats with lumbar support, powered bootlid operation, sun protection glass, split-folding rear seats, comfort access and soft close doors add to the already impressive standard equipment list. A reversing assist camera, High-beam assistant, Internet, BMW Professional 12-loudspeaker system, telephone USB audio interface, mobile application preparation and speed limit display complete this exclusive model.
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