BMW M3 2009 special edition debuts
While we never got to drive it for stupid reasons, the 2009 BMW M3 Coupé continues its development. It is going to be offered in special versions under the “M3 Edition Models” banner, offering a choice of four customised cars.
The BMW M3 Edition Models will be entering the market worldwide in July 2009 in Alpine White, Black, Dakar Yellow, and Monte Carlo Blue. In the interest of supreme exclusivity their production period is limited to just six months. It is likely that a few will come to Dubai and Abu Dhabi showrooms in the UAE.
On the BMW M3 Edition Models the exterior paintwork and interior design are individually matched to one another. Depending on the respective Edition model, the body comes either in Alpine White Non-Metallic, Black Non-Metallic, Dakar Yellow Non-Metallic or Monte Carlo Blue Metallic, all using “BMW Individual High-Gloss Satin Chrome” paint.
The openings on the bonnet on all models are finished in black, the BMW kidney grille, the side gills and the dual tailpipes on the exhaust system come in dark chrome. The caps on the special BMW M exterior mirrors are likewise finished in black and are connected to the A-pillars by dual arms extending out of the mirror base finished in body colour.
For the interior, the surfaces on the centre armrest, the centre console and the armrests on the door panels are finished in the colour of the exterior. Door sills come in a checkered-flag design bearing the “M3” model designation.
On all models, the 19-inch forged M light-alloy rims in double-spoke design are available either in black or silver. And on the Alpine White, Black and Monte Carlo Blue models, the same rims are also available in a special white contrasting colour with polished spokes.
The suspension of the BMW M3 Edition Models adds to the sporting style of the cars, lowering the entire body by 10 mm.
The V8 power unit of the BMW M3, developing 420 hp from 4.0 litres, remains untouched. The BMW M3 comes as standard with a lightweight carbon roof, while the options include Electronic Damper Control and the M Drive menu enabling the driver to configure M-specific suspension and drivetrain functions.
For GCC prices and info, visit the BMW 3-Series buyer guide.