Out of the 500 “30 Jahre M3” (30 Years M3) special editions that BMW plans to produce, 150 units will reach US shores with sales to begin this month. Prices start from $83,250 plus destination and handling for the 6-speed manual model rising to $86,150 plus destination and handling for the Dual-Clutch transmission version.
Made to celebrate the 30th anniversary from the launch of the first generation of the M3, codenamed E30, in 1986, the limited edition model is heavily based on the current M3 Competition Package adding a few distinctive visual tweaks.
In the US, the “30 Jahre M3” will be available in the exclusive BMW Individual exterior color Macao Blue metallic that made its debut on the first generation of the M3 Sport Evo E30, while the interior is dressed in BMW Individual Full Merino leather in bi-color Black/Fjord Blue with color-matching contrast seams.
Other distinctive cues include the BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line that covers the kidney frame, rear M3 designation and Sports exhaust system, plus special “30 Jahre M3” logos and carbon fiber and black chrome accents on the inside.
Furthermore, all US models will come equipped as standard with the Driver Assistance Plus and Executive Packages that add a multitude of features ranging from Active Blind Spot Detection and Side and Top View Cameras, to a heated steering wheel, wireless charging and Adaptive Full LED lights and Automatic High beams.
Elsewhere, you get the same performance modifications as on the regular M3 Competition Package with a 19hp boost to 444hp for the turbo’d straight-six for a 0 to 60 mph (96km/h) run in 3.8 sec for the DCT and 4.0 sec with a manual transmission, along with 20 inch wheels in 265/30 tires front and 285/30 rear, and a revised suspension with new springs, dampers and stabilizers, plus reconfigured drive modes.