It seems that BMW is really into developing special editions lately. After the M3 GTS for Europe, the M3 Frozen Gray for the US market and the M3 Tiger for China, Australia is also receiving a limited edition M3. It is called M3 Pure and will be limited to only 50 units. Deliveries will begin in early 2011 with prices starting at $135,000 for the sedan and $148,300 for the coupe.
The M3 Pure will be distinguished by 19" M Double-spoke light alloy wheels finished exclusively in Black High-Gloss, bonnet air intake in Black High-Gloss, BMW Individual kidney grille in Dark Chrome, BMW Individual side gills in Dark Chrome, and BMW Individual exhaust tips in Dark Chrome. It will be offered in either Alpine White or Black.
The interior will get distinctive Anthracite cloth with Black leather combination and headrests crafted with black Novillo leather and embossed with the BMW M symbol.
Press release after the jump.
BMW Group Australia today announced the introduction of a limited-edition BMW M3 Coupé and Sedan, designed specifically for the Australian market and aimed at the brand’s most sports-oriented driving enthusiasts.
The Pure Edition offers sporty enhancements to highlight the athletic appeal of this iconic sports car at an attractive price.
Highlights include 19” M Double-spoke light alloy wheels finished exclusively in Black High-Gloss with 245/35 R19 tyres up front and 265/35 R 19 tyres at the rear, bonnet air intake in Black High-Gloss, BMW Individual kidney grille in Dark Chrome, BMW Individual side gills in Dark Chrome, and BMW Individual exhaust tips in Dark Chrome.
This special edition is offered in Alpine White and Black, however customers can also select from a multitude of metallic colours as cost options, including Le Mans Blue, Silverstone, Space Grey, Melbourne Red, Jerez Black, Mineral White and Interlagos Blue.
Standard upholstery is a unique and distinctive Anthracite cloth with Black leather combination to extend the sporting theme into the interior of the vehicles. Headrests are crafted from black Novillo leather and are embossed with the BMW M symbol.
The M3 Sedan and M3 Coupé Pure Edition with manual transmission are available to order in the limited production run of 50 units each from $135,000* and $148,300* respectively. The first customer deliveries are expected early in 2011.
The BMW M3 features a 309 kW V8 engine. Peak torque is 400 Nm. The BMW M3 Coupé sprints to 100 km/h in 4.8 sec (4.9 sec for the Sedan), while fuel consumption for both models in the EU test cycle is 12.4 litres/100 km.
All M3s, including the Pure Edition, feature the signature variable M differential lock – with up to 100 per cent locking action with fully variable action whenever required - which provides perfect traction for the rear wheels.
Brake Energy Regeneration as well as Automatic Start / Stop function are also standard across the entire M3 range, as well as high-performance ventilated and perforated compound disk brakes.
Like other M3 Coupés, the Pure Edition also features a lightweight carbon-fibre roof.