After a nearly 20-year absence from participating in DTM, BMW triumphantly returned for the 2012 season proving that the German automaker didn’t miss a beat while taking time off from racing.
Fielding three teams and six cars, BMW and its M3 captured the driver’s championship with Bruno Sprengler, while Team Schnitzer carried home the team’s title at the end of the season. As a result of its on-the-track success, BMW took home the manufacturer’s championship to finish off the trifecta.
To celebrate its successful 2012 DTM season, BMW is releasing a very limited M3 sporting a Frozen Black metallic paint shade, inspired by its championship-winning race cars. The roof and trunk are carbon fiber pieces that have been further accented by a traditional M stripe. Adding some aerodynamic tweaks to the model are carbon fiber flaps and gurney wing while decals celebrate the DTM championship season.
Inside, the automaker outfitted the limited-to-54 special edition M3 with the car’s serial number and Sprengler’s signature. The steering wheel has been wrapped with Alcantara while black Novillo leather is contrasted by Palladium Silver accents. The DTM Championship Edition M3 will come fully loaded with the Competition Package, M Drive, and the M Driver’s Package and is only available with a seven-speed M DCT Drivelogic dual-clutch transmission.
It’ll be available in Germany starting at around $130,000 including VAT, but there’s no word if it’ll be making it to America yet.