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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.

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    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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    red looks hot in matte... and i don't even like red.

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    I definitely do agree on the red looking good.

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    these colors look good, they should just make them an option now instead of making all these "limited" editions

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
    these colors look good, they should just make them an option now instead of making all these "limited" editions
    BMW individual will let you order them so I really don't see the point.

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    That blue looks good.

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    So whats so limited about this?
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    Other people eat shit and die.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    BMW individual will let you order them so I really don't see the point.
    can't you essentially get the exact look of these limited editions with BMW individual? I guess you don't get the 1/30 thing
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
    can't you essentially get the exact look of these limited editions with BMW individual? I guess you don't get the 1/30 thing
    With BMW individual you get even better than 1/30, more like 1/1. This 'line' is for impulsive retards who will buy anything.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
    can't you essentially get the exact look of these limited editions with BMW individual? I guess you don't get the 1/30 thing
    You can do stuff with BMW Individual nobody will have.

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    The red is hot for sure

    but these "performance edition" cars are starting to piss me off, totally pointless
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by folgrz Click here to enlarge
    The red is hot for sure

    but these "performance edition" cars are starting to piss me off, totally pointless
    BMW has recently started a program called "Spot the idiots". One of the ways to do that is selling Individual M3's at much higher prices under special edition name. From what i figured, BMW thinks there are still some idiots out there which incredibly are even more stupid than the crowd that bought previous special editions so they made room for a even more special edition and call it "performance edition" but surprisingly the performance is unchanged, what has changed is the price. But idiots can't get it. This is the ultimate idiot spotting edition.

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    Im likeing the matching stitching. I may do that. Also, the piano black trim loks damn good too.. but nothing id consider paying a TRUE bmw tax on

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    BMW has recently started a program called "Spot the idiots". One of the ways to do that is selling Individual M3's at much higher prices under special edition name. From what i figured, BMW thinks there are still some idiots out there which incredibly are even more stupid than the crowd that bought previous special editions so they made room for a even more special edition and call it "performance edition" but surprisingly the performance is unchanged, what has changed is the price. But idiots can't get it. This is the ultimate idiot spotting edition.
    I tried to rep you, but I need to spread it around. Anyway, I completely agree. And I also agree with @Sticky's point about the cash grab. MB/AMG did the same thing for the C63 with the "Edition 1."

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
    I tried to rep you, but I need to spread it around. Anyway, I completely agree. And I also agree with @Sticky 's point about the cash grab. MB/AMG did the same thing for the C63 with the "Edition 1."
    Tell me more about this edition 1...

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Tell me more about this edition 1...
    I don't know too much about it, but it's a C63 with different color stitching in the interior, AMG logo (not the letters) in the seat back head rests, maybe different color paint, and I'm not sure but maybe different wheels (could be the 19" multi-spoke). Also, I think different paint, maybe matte.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
    I don't know too much about it, but it's a C63 with different color stitching in the interior, AMG logo (not the letters) in the seat back head rests, maybe different color paint, and I'm not sure but maybe different wheels (could be the 19" multi-spoke). Also, I think different paint, maybe matte.
    Haven't heard of it before.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Haven't heard of it before.
    The Edition 1 may also come with the performance package. So basically, it's a P31 car with differents stitching and matte paint. And it's limited number production, but so what? That's my feeling anyway. I don't know, if you're a big manufacturer like Benz and BMW and you slap on a limited edition to a car that a million people already own, then throw in something sexy like a different cam/head package or a more aggressive tune. Something that really makes it a rare treat.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
    The Edition 1 may also come with the performance package. So basically, it's a P31 car with differents stitching and matte paint. And it's limited number production, but so what? That's my feeling anyway. I don't know, if you're a big manufacturer like Benz and BMW and you slap on a limited edition to a car that a million people already own, then throw in something sexy like a different cam/head package or a more aggressive tune. Something that really makes it a rare treat.
    At least it gets a performance package. This Performance Edition just gets matte paint so instead of being faster it looks faster.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    At least it gets a performance package. This Performance Edition just gets matte paint so instead of being faster it looks faster.
    Stickers will get you there too and for cheaper...

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