BMW M3 Edition (2009): first official photos

Published: 03 June 2009

BMW has launched a new edition of the M3 coupe called, rather unimaginatively, the M3 Edition. And, no, it’s not a CSL-style major overhaul. The one technical difference compared to a standard M3 is a 10mm lower ride height. Other than that, it’s all cosmetic.

You can order your M3 Edition in three colours: Alpine White, Dakar Yellow and Monte Carlo Blue. The Edition has some contrasting darkwork, with a shadow-effect kidney grille, side vents, bonnet vents and twin exhaust tailpipe. The door mirrors are in black with connecting supports in the car’s body colour, so the anorak inside you will be able to tell the difference between the Edition and regular M3s.

The new M3 Edition sits on 19-inch M Double-spoke light alloy wheels as standard, with a black gloss finish being an option.

Inside the BMW M3 Edition

Inside, there’s exterior contrast colour stitching on the front seats. Owners of the Dakar Yellow and Monte Carlo Blue owners will get more of this on the armrest and passenger door handle.

Every time an owner steps out of their vehicle, they’ll be reminded of their special edition status thanks to chequered flag motifs adorning the door sill plates in honour of BMW’s racing pedigree.

The M3 Edition will cost £53,435 – a stiff £2500 premium over the regular M3.