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Like a morning radio show giving out Metallica tickets, BMW‘s limited edition Frozen Black M3 sold out in a matter of minutes—22, to be exact. Better luck next time, BMWisti.
There were just 20 examples built, with 1 reserved for BMW North America. And like one of those annual Neiman Marcus cars, the cars went out fast to well-heeled enthusiasts with their trigger fingers on the phones. Sales started at 11:30 AM Eastern Time on Thursday, June 16, 2011, and by noon, all 19 examples of the car were accounted for, quietly tucked away in garages to eagerly anticipate 2051′s Barrett-Jackson auction.
Pricing of the ultra-exclusive matte-black car started at $79,650. BMW reserves the right to auction off the last one, however, so one lucky enthusiast will get the chance to pay double the rate of the other examples for the last one in existence. You’ll still have to be the 7th caller for those Metallica tickets, however.
GALLERY: BMW Frozen Black Matte M3
[Source: egm Car Tech]
BMW has now officially announced a new matte-black paint option that will be offered on M3 models equipped with the Competition Package. Titled Frozen Black Matte, the new paint color was first showcased at the Beijing Auto Show, but BMW has taken until now to release a selection of photos for us to drool over.
Initially launched in Europe back at the Geneva Auto Show, the Competition Package (ZCP) includes a 10mm lower suspension, lighter 19-inch wheels, a remapped Electronic Damping Control system and more aggressive Dynamic Stability Control. It is now available in the U.S. for $2,500 – although BMW hasn’t mention pricing for the Frozen Black Matte paint.
The M3 Competition Package can also be had with an optional Monte Carlo Blue paint color.
GALLERY: Frozen Black Matte BMW M3 Competition Package
GALLERY: Monte Carlo Blue BMW M3 Competition Package