• BMW celebrates 2012 DTM Championship with lamest special edition E92 M3 to date - Pointless $130,000 BMW M3 DTM Championship Edition

      It seems like a new "special edition" M3 is launched every week making for cars that really aren't all that special or rare. Here is the latest one the BMW M3 DTM Championship Edition. This follows equally lame special edition M3's such as the M Performance Edition, Frozen Grey Edition, and the Lime Rock Edition. There are also other special editions for specific markets like China yet the one similarity among all of them is that they are incredibly underwhelming, overpriced, and pointless.


      The price for this pile of BMW Marketing is 99,000 Euros or about $130,000. What does this get you? Frozen Black paint, matte black wheels, M stripes across the roof, some decals, and some extra badges on the inside. In other words, a complete joke.

      How about taking the M3 GTS to an even higher level similar to how Porsche improves on upon the 911 GT3 with REAL special edition models? Maybe do an M3 GTS-R? I mean call it whatever you want but how about a real special edition to celebrate your awesome victory with something along the lines of a sharpened M3 GTS? Low weight, no-nonsense, with more power and more displacement. Not just some different paint and stickers, Pep Boys could make a special edition M3 by those standards.

      The E92 M3 GTS and E90 M3 CRT are real special edition M3's worthy of their price tag. What BMW is giving us here is complete garbage and whatever sucker BMW convinces to pay over $100k for this car should have their head examined. Have some damn self-respect BMW, this is crap and you know it.

      Pictures and press release below.












      BMW M celebrates DTM triumph with BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition model.

      Munich, Germany - December 5, 2012... BMW Motorsport returned to the DTM in 2012 after almost 20 years away, and the results in its comeback year exceeded all expectations. Canadian driver Bruno Spengler won the drivers' title, BMW Team Schnitzer finished in top spot in the team standings, and BMW claimed the manufacturers' honours.

      BMW M GmbH is celebrating this success with the unveiling of the BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition. Mimicking the looks of Spengler's racing car, this special-edition model is available exclusively in Frozen Black metallic, while the carbon flaps and gurney, various dark chrome elements, matt black wheels and sections of the race car's livery also betray its close links with the triumphant BMW M3 DTM. The theme is continued by the BMW M stripe design over the CFRP roof and boot lid, BMW M logo to the rear of the front wheel arches and decals in the rear side windows. Inside the car, the door sill strips replicate Spengler's helmet design and the carbon-fibre interior trim strip bears the newly crowned champion's signature and the car's serial number. The special-edition model also contains various exclusive interior additions, such as the Alcantara® steering wheel, handbrake lever embroidered with "M Power" lettering, and extended black Novillo leather trim with features in contrasting Palladium Silver.

      Technical elements like the Competition package, M Drive, M DCT Drivelogic and the M Driver's Package underline the car's focus on high performance. Equipment including the Professional navigation system, heated seats and Park Distance Control add more "everyday" ingredients to the model.

      BMW M is also offering the 54 new custodians of the BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition – which will be available in various international markets – a very special extra. Owners of this automotive rarity will have the chance to attend the BMW M Fascination Nordschleife driver training course under the watchful eye of Bruno Spengler. One of the most coveted elements of the BMW Driving Experience programme, the course is held on the Nürburgring's legendary Nordschleife track, where BMW M cars are put through extremely exacting testing sessions and final chassis tuning is carried out.

      The BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition will be built at BMW's Regensburg plant and the BMW M GmbH factory from February 2013. Prices in Germany start from €99,000.00 including VAT.

      The BMW Group is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the world with its BMW, MINI, Husqvarna Motorcycles and Rolls-Royce brands. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 29 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

      In 2011, the BMW Group sold about 1.67 million cars and more than 113,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial year 2011 was euro 7.38 billion on revenues amounting to euro 68.82 billion. At 31 December 2011, the BMW Group had a workforce of approximately 100,000 employees.

      The success of the BMW Group has always been built on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy. As a result of its efforts, the BMW Group has been ranked industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the last eight years.
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by heavytiresmoke Click here to enlarge
        Just got to figure out a way to put the DCT in a S85 eventho I prefer the raw SMG feel.
        I don't think you can do the DCT with the S85. Nobody has done it yet, all swaps are either manual or SMG.
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        heavytiresmoke -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I don't think you can do the DCT with the S85. Nobody has done it yet, all swaps are either manual or SMG.
        Sorry but its been done Click here to enlarge
        http://e60.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=316340
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by heavytiresmoke Click here to enlarge
        Other than BMW themselves... Click here to enlarge
      1. heavytiresmoke's Avatar
        heavytiresmoke -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Other than BMW themselves... Click here to enlarge
        lol, At least its possible.
      1. inter1032's Avatar
        inter1032 -
        so lame
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        I love the Frozen Black.. fits me so so well.


      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Merged.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        yea, i missed this. my bad
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        @LostMarine get a frozen black wrap
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        @LostMarine get a frozen black wrap
        the wraps dont have the shine and texture that a true matte paint has.. i would have man.. but if you compare side by side, its just imitation and not the end result i would hope for