BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition breaks cover

BMW has officially revealed the M3 DTM Champion Edition following a preview ceremony that occurred several days ago. The reason why the German automaker is offering this car is to celebrate the DTM title won by Bruno Spengler. This special edition of the M3 draws its inspiration from his car and comes with a frozen black metallic exterior with dark chrome accents, carbon fiber flaps, DTM-inspired graphics, several M badges and matte black alloy wheels. Inside the cabin there are several minor changes in comparison to a regular M3, with features such as an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, black Novillo leather seats with Palladium Silver contrasting accents.

Motivation comes from a V8 4.0-liter engine capable of generating 420 HP (309 kW) and a peak torque of 295 lb-ft (400 Nm). This power unit is mated to an M DCT – M Double Clutch Transmission that allows the M3 DTM Champion Edition to perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in only 4.5 seconds.

BMW plans on putting this special edition of the M3 into production in February next year. They will make only 54 cars, with pricing in homeland Germany starting from 99,000 EUR (including VAT). Those who buy the car will have the possibility of attending the BMW M Fascination Nordschleife driver training course where Bruno Spengler will give them useful tips.

Source: BMW

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