The BMW M3 30 Years American Edition was introduced at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
Intended to mark the 30th anniversary of the BMW M3’s arrival in the USA, the 30 Years American Edition had some unique exterior mods and a particularly patriotic interior. Now it’s for sale, but with some polarizing modifications, it may have a bit of a hard time finding a buyer.
We’ll start with the exterior. BMW applied a ton of M Performance parts to the extra-American F80 M3, giving it a carbon front splitter, rear diffuser, mirror caps and side skirts. There’s also a sizable carbon fiber rear wing, Frozen Red Metallic paint, an M Performance exhaust with carbon fiber tips and the 10-spoke wheels from the BMW M4 CS finished in pale gold.
Inside is where things get a bit odd. The seats, dash and doors were reupholstered in white, red and blue, and even the backs of the seats have been finished in blue leather. The automaker applied an M Performance steering wheel with a blue 12 o’clock marking as well, and the shift knob for the six-speed manual transmission is also from M Performance. Finally, BMW stitched white American flag motifs into the headrests.
The dealership selling the car, Century West BMW in Hollywood, is looking to get $130,000 for it. That’s quite an absurd amount for what’s essentially just a regular M3 slapped with a myriad of M Performance parts, but there has to be a BMW-crazy person somewhere out there that loves the look of this patriotic Bimmer and is willing to put down that kind of cash for it.
Check out the listing at this link.