BMW of North America has announced the 2012 M3 Competition Edition with Frozen Silver exterior paint and other nice upgrades. The vehicles is specially created to celebrate 40 years of the M division. As you may suggest, only 40 units of the special E92 M3 will be created and sold to U.S. customers.

The unique exterior treatment also includes black hood intakes and dark chrome exterior trim, including the kidney grills, the M side gills and the exhaust tips. Black 19" M3 GTS wheels complete the striking exterior.

The interior comes with black Extended Novillo Leather with unique palladium silver accents and palladium silver-contrast stitching on front seats, headrests, door trim panels / handles, center console, and center armrest. There is also an Alcantara-covered multi-function M steering wheel with M3 Checkered Flag logo inlay. Finally, genuine Carbon Fiber trims the dash and center console are added.

2012 BMW E92 M3 Competition Edition Interior

The E92 M3 Competition Edition is powered by a 4.0 liter naturally aspirated hi-revving V8 with 420PS (309 kW) and 400Nm (295 lb-ft). It is mated to a M-DCT (M Double Clutch Transmission). The acceleration to 60 mph is in 4.5 seconds and top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).

The included Competition Package consists of lowered suspension -by 10mm, M3 GTS 19" wheels in black with wider offset for enhanced stability, standard Electronic Damping Control with enhanced programming, and higher-threshold programming for the M Dynamic Mode.

The 2012 BMW M3 Competition Edition is priced at $81 060 including destination and handling.

Check out the full specs, below!

2012 BMW E92 M3 Competition Edition

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Exterior

• Frozen Silver exterior paint • Black hood intakes • Dark Chrome exterior trim o Kidney Grills o M side gill elements o Exhaust tips • Black M3 GTS 19-inch wheels

Interior

• Extended Black Novillo leather upholstery with Palladium Silver accents • Palladium Silver stitching on front seats, headrests, door trim panels / handles, center console, and center armrest • Alcantara multi-function M steering wheel with M3 Checkered Flag logo inlay • Carbon Fiber interior trim, including dashboard and center console. • Door sill finishers with M3 Checkered Flag logo. • Handbrake lever with embroidered M Power logo.

Packages

• Competition Package o Dynamic Damper Control o M3 GTS 19-inch light alloy Y-spoke wheels (black) o Competition package suspension with 10mm lower ride height o Modified programming for the M Dynamic Mode • Cold Weather Package o Ski-bag o Heated front seats o Retractable headlight washers • Premium Package o Power folding auto-dimming mirrors o Universal garage-door opener o Comfort Access keyless entry o Power rear sunshade o Power front seats with driver seat memory o Interior rearview mirror with compass o Rear Park Distance Control

Options

• M Dual-Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic • Navigation System with Real-time Traffic Info. • Bluetooth connectivity • iPod and USB Adapter • BMW Apps iPhone integration

Source: BMW