BMW earlier gave us a glimpse of its highly futuristic Vision Next 100 Concept in time for its centennial year celebration. With M3’s 30th anniversary, BMW once again has another reason to celebrate 2016.
Singapore is probably one of the places where cars can be really expensive. But that doesn’t stop BMW from launching the limited edition M3. Although we already saw Europe’s “30 Jahre M3”, BMW has also prepared a Singapore-exclusive “BMW M3 Heritage Collection”.
The 405 lb-ft of torque BMW M3 has a top speed of 155 miles per hour and sprints from 0-62 mph in less than 4 seconds. Named as “BMW M3 Heritage Collection Singapore Edition I”, the limited-only M3 will be packed with a host of other upgrades on top of the features found on a standard BMW M3 model.
Inspired by the E36 M3, the Heritage Collection will also be featuring the Competition Package, which includes a 450 hp 3.0 litre 6-cylinder engine with 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
To set the difference from the standard sedan, the Heritage Collection’s front seats are made even lighter. The cabin also has laser-engraved carbon fibre trims to go with its limited edition label. Moreover, the Singapore edition BMW M3 will have the “Shadow Line” exterior trims. ---Think chrome exhaust tailpipes with black accents and 20-inch M alloy wheels. The high gloss exterior also includes special door mirrors, fender vent accents and kidney grille finished in black.
BMW will be offering the special edition model in Racing Green, Dakar Yellow II and Daytona Violet Metallic paints. In order for it to be more exclusive, the German brand will only make a total of 30 units, with 10 for each of the three exclusive colors mentioned above.
Like the rest of the Competition spec BMWs, the Edition I now has the Adaptive Suspension with the latest springs, dampers and anti-roll bars. It will also come with the brand’s Dynamic Stability Control, Active Differential as well as the Sport, Sport+ and Comfort driving modes.
The price for the M3 in Singapore starts at $408,800 or $287,000. Just as the name implies, the “Singapore Edition I” may actually be just one of the many in the series. In other words, we’ll also be expecting an Edition II or Edition III models in the years to come.
From what we heard, BMW will be unleashing not just one but three commemorative models for its Singapore-based clientele. If that happens, the upcoming Edition I & II will likely take their cues from the E46 M3 and the E92 M3. Cheers!