Munich. BMW Motorsport returned to the DTM in 2012
after almost 20 years away, and the results in its comeback year
exceeded all expectations. Canadian driver Bruno Spengler won the
drivers’ title, BMW Team Schnitzer finished in top spot in the team
standings, and BMW claimed the manufacturers’ honours.
BMW M GmbH is celebrating this success with the unveiling of the BMW
M3 DTM Champion Edition. Mimicking the looks of Spengler’s racing car,
this special-edition model is available exclusively in Frozen Black
metallic, while the carbon flaps and gurney, various dark chrome
elements, matt black wheels and sections of the race car’s livery also
betray its close links with the triumphant BMW M3 DTM. The theme is
continued by the BMW M stripe design over the CFRP roof and boot lid,
BMW M logo to the rear of the front wheel arches and decals in the
rear side windows. Inside the car, the door sill strips replicate
Spengler’s helmet design and the carbon-fibre interior trim strip
bears the newly crowned champion’s signature and the car’s serial
number. The special-edition model also contains various exclusive
interior additions, such as the Alcantara® steering wheel, handbrake
lever embroidered with “M Power” lettering, and extended black Novillo
leather trim with features in contrasting Palladium Silver.
Technical elements like the Competition package, M Drive, M DCT
Drivelogic and the M Driver’s Package underline the car’s focus on
high performance. Equipment including the Professional navigation
system, heated seats and Park Distance Control add more “everyday”
ingredients to the model.
BMW M is also offering the 54 new custodians of the BMW M3 DTM
Champion Edition – which will be available in various international
markets – a very special extra. Owners of this automotive rarity will
have the chance to attend the BMW M Fascination Nordschleife driver
training course under the watchful eye of Bruno Spengler. One of the
most coveted elements of the BMW Driving Experience programme, the
course is held on the Nürburgring’s legendary Nordschleife track,
where BMW M cars are put through extremely exacting testing sessions
and final chassis tuning is carried out.
The BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition will be built at BMW’s Regensburg
plant and the BMW M GmbH factory from February 2013. Prices in Germany
start from €99,000.00 including VAT.