BMW has released the M3 Competition Package in Japan for the local market. Included in the series of special edition BMW M3 models, this vehicle is covered in the same Fire Orange paint (just like the one found on the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Concept 358) that was used on the Tiger Edition in China.
This special model features quite a number of unique tweaks, including 359M styling wheels (19 inches in size and painted black), black painted air intakes on the bonnet, black kidney grills and chrome exhaust tips.
For its interior, BMW offers the car with carbon fiber trim, which matches the exterior mirrors housed in carbon fiber coverings. This car is equipped with a 4.0l V8 engine that delivers 420 hp and is mated to a BMW M dual clutch transmission.
With these descriptions, it’s clear that this special edition car meant for Japan is a lot similar to the Tiger car made for China. BMW has yet to reveal the information on the number of cars to be built or even how much one would cost.
The M3 Competition Package for Japan is the last in a line of special edition Ms released this year. The first model to come out was the BMW M3 Frozen Gray Coupe, which is available in the US. This was followed by the BMW M3 Frozen Edition intended for South Africa and then the Tiger Edition for China was released.
BMW is expected to announce further details about this Japanese special M3. As the end of the year is nearing, BMW is also expected to offer more exclusive versions of the M3.
The BMW M3 Coupe and Sedan can be personalized by the customer through the Competition Package as well as through specially developed retrofit options from the range of Original BMW Accessories.
When the M3 is fitted with the Competition Package, the driver could experience more optimized levels of longitudinal and transverse dynamics, as achieved by lowering the suspension by around 10 mm and by installing 9 x 19-inch front light alloy wheels and Y-spoke rear light alloy rims.
Furthermore, when the Competition Package is availed, the EDC (electronic damper adjustment) function -- including a Sport mode -- specially developed for the Competition Package has been precisely adjusted to the chassis modifications by means of map-based control and the driving stability control function DSC.
Furthermore, the new BMW M3 can be availed with a new range of items from the Original BMW Accessories program that allow for a more dynamic drive. The program developed a number of retrofit options for the new M3, all aimed at increasing its dynamic performance and driving enjoyment.
Starting spring 2010, the M3 can be fitted with a rear spoiler and front apron flaps in carbon. These retrofit aerodynamically optimized components don’t only complement the Competition Package, but they also help reduce aerodynamic lift for greater driving dynamics.