BMW M celebrates DTM triumph with BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition model.
Munich, Germany - December 5, 2012... 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'
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
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.
The BMW Group is one of the most successful manufacturers of
automobiles and motorcycles in the world with its BMW, MINI, Husqvarna
Motorcycles and Rolls-Royce brands. As a global company, the BMW Group
operates 29 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has
a global sales network in more than 140 countries.
In 2011, the BMW Group sold about 1.67 million cars and more than
113,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial
year 2011 was euro 7.38 billion on revenues amounting to euro 68.82
billion. At 31 December 2011, the BMW Group had a workforce of
approximately 100,000 employees.
The success of the BMW Group has always been built on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy. As a result
of its efforts, the BMW Group has been ranked industry leader in the
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