BMW Releases M3 DTM Championship Edition

BMW is celebrating a dominant racing season in Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (German Touring Car Masters or DTM). The BMW team finished first in the driver, team, and manufacturer’s championship categories thanks to the efforts of Canadian driver Bruno Spengler, and race team BMW Schnitzer. To commemorate the season, BMW is releasing what could be the last ever iteration of its famed M3 Coupe, the M3 DTM Championship Edition.

Only 54 of these special edition cars will be produced, all of them will be painted in frozen (or matte) black, and feature a number of decals that reference BMW’s DTM racecar. A large M racing stripe flows from the carbon fiber roof to the trunk lid. Additionally, large M logos are placed behind the front wheel arches, and a special logo representing Bruno Spengler is stuck to the rear side-windows.

Inside, the special addition BMW M3 has a few more touches of Alcantara than normal, Spengler’s signature on the dash, and a number out of 54 to indicate that the car will be produced in very limited quantities.

Given BMW’s announcement of the 4 series, it is likely that we will not see another M3 coupe for a very long time, if ever again. So it’s nice to see this special car get a bit of special treatment before heading off into the sunset. Typically, M cars are fairly subdued considering their ability to land nearly anyone in prison for a number of driving infractions. But this BMW M3 is a different bird, with its matte black paint, and black chromed wheels, kidney grill, and exhaust, the M3 looks mean. It looks even meaner with all of those M stickers on it.

This special addition BMW M3 can be had for $130,000 and with it, lucky owners will also get a chance to drive the Nurburgring with Bruno Spengler himself.