Over the last 30 years, the BMW German carmaker has produced hundreds of high-performance sports cars, including this year`s high-end models from the M division.
This was a good opportunity for BMW to celebrate the event by releasing a number of exclusive models, like the one-off BMW M3 “30 Jahre”, recently displayed at the 2016 SA Festival of Motoring.
As we already know, this is a limited edition, with just 30 units being available for sale in South Africa. The entire model is high-end, starting at the exterior and finishing under the hood.
From a visual standpoint, the BMW M3 “30Jahre” is paying its respect to the first-gen BMW M3 by wearing the special Macao Blue Metallic exterior color, coming as well with the BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line and the plethora of features.
The most standout styling bits are the M sports exhaust system with black chrome tailpipe, front wings with the M gills and the “30 Jahre” badge and so on. The entire styling is complemented with the 20-inch high-forged M light-alloy wheels, wrapping the 666 M start spoke design with 265/30 R20 and 285/30 R20 front and rear tires.
Mechanically speaking, the M3 “30 Jahre” edition also features a plethora of high-performance parts, like Adaptive M suspension system, updated springs, dampers, stabilizers, along with the Dynamic Stability Control and Active M differential, which modifies the car`s driving capabilities, according to all three driving modes: Comfort, Sport and Sport +.
In the engine department, the model packs the same engine also found on the M3 Competition Package, but adds a slight power overboost.
We are looking here at a total of 450 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. With the six-speed manual transmission, the car reaches 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds, while the DCT makes is run faster with around 0.2 seconds.