The convertible and coupé models of the exclusive new Limited Edition BMW M3 are coming to the United Kingdom beginning this month. The special interpretations of the popular high-performance 3 Series come in a patriotic and strictly limited color palette of Mineral White, Santorini Blue or Imola Red. There will only be 500 of these models -- convertible and coupé combined -- available for release.
Each of these units will feature an edition designation laser cut into the dashboard's trim inlay. The Limited Edition 500 is mechanically similar to the M3 in technical specification. It utilizes the highly praised 420hp V8 engine, M-specific chassis with either seven-speed M DCT transmission or six-speed manual. The three prominent exterior colors of the BMW M3 Limited Edition 500 are matched by the distinct M-car signature elements of the side gills, kidney grille surround and twin double exhaust pipes finished in dark chrome.
Additionally, both the convertible and coupé models come with the automaker's high-gloss Shadowline exterior trim, further accented by the 19-inch high-gloss black light-alloy wheels. Each of the limited edition units will be trimmed with the automaker's extended Novillo leather with contrasting stitching on the door panels and sports seats.
The stitching matches the exterior color of the vehicle. For the Imola Red vehicles, they will have Black leather with Mugello Red stitching. As for the Santorini Blue units, Black leather with Tobago Blue stitching is featured. The Mineral White vehicles will boast of Fox Red leather with Black Stitching.
The Limited Edition 500's cockpit showcases the automaker's Piano Black interior trim. It has the edition designation 'One of 500' laser-cut into the left-hand side of the dashboard's inlay.
Aside from owning the exclusive version of the sports vehicle, the owners of the BMW M3 Limited Edition 500 will also benefit from an offer that sees well beyond £4,000 worth of additional equipment included for just £1,000 in addition to the standard M3 Convertible and Coupé list price. This means that the Limited Edition 500 variant of the convertible costs from £59,785 while the coupé comes for as low as £55,690.