Bmw introduced the 2013 M3 Coupe Lime Rock Park Edition, a car described as a classic vehicle for a classic track. Priced from $70,995 including $895 Destination and Handling, the 2013 Bmw M3 Coupe Lime Rock Park Edition will be built in a limited edition of just 200 units, each painted in rare Fire Orange and featuring Anthracite and Black cloth seating with Nappa leather trim.
If you are a true Bmw fan, you will see that the car comes as standard with the Competition Package as well as with the signature carbon fiber composite roof panel. Also as standard, we find the lightweight inconel-titanium exhaust muffler, carbon fiber front and rear aerodynamic aids, and an Anthracite Alcantara-covered, flat-bottom steering wheel.
Furthermore, each model will feature a numbered plaque located on the center console but also a unique decal on the left-rear quarter window, and a certificate of authenticity. The engine remains the same 4.0-liter V8 with 414 hp and 400 Nm of torque, enough to push the stylish coupe from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.8 sec and to a top speed electronically limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph. Deliveries are set to begin this September.
The M line-up from BMW is known for a number of excellent models but among these, the M3 has the sole distinction of being able to fully live up to the brand’s tradition in motorsports. This was first seen when the M3 was originally released in 1986 and was continued with the next two generation. The latest version, the 2007 M3, continues that practice and once again shows why it is superior.
While it does have a unique look, making it all the more different are the suspension technology and the drivetrain. This is because when BMW wanted to improve its performance, the engineering team was told to focus on lightweight technology. Thus while the new M3 does have a low weight, it also boasts of being the first production vehicle in its class to use carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic, or CFRP, for the roof.
As a result, the 2007 M3 reveals a power-to-weight ratio of 8.4 lbs. (3.8 kg) for every horsepower. Excluding certain parts, the BMW M3 Coupe is in fact new not only in terms of the design but in the engineering too, which mirrors the long success experienced by the brand. This is also the reason why even if the new M3 was based mainly on the 3-Series Coupé, it remains to be different from standard coupes not just in design but in the technical features as well.