BMW Ag has chosen today to launch a special edition M3 for the UK, the Limited Edition 500.
As expected, just 500 of these models will be built (Coupe and Convertible combined), each one featuring an edition designation laser cut into the trim inlay on the dashboard.
Available in Imola Red, Mineral White or Santorini Blue (red, white and blue – we see what they’ve done there), the LE 500 also sports dark chrome tailpipes, high-gloss ‘shadowline’ exterior trim and 19-inch black gloss alloys.
Customers of the BMW M3 Limited Edition 500 not only get an exclusive version of this Munich-bred sports car, they also benefit from a keen deal that sees well over £4,000 worth of additional equipment included for only £1,000 on top of the standard M3 Coupé and Convertible list price.
The limited edition model is mechanically identical to the standard M3 Coupe and Convertible and comes with the same 4.0-litre 420hp V8 engine, which clears 62mph in a rapid 4.6 seconds on the coupe with a six-speed manual transmission.
The BMW M3 Limited Edition 500 will be available in the UK in March.