Celebrating 30 Years Of The M3: Four Special Editions From BMW


Bayerische Motoren Werke AG has built many iconic cars over the course of a century of production. Among those, the BMW 3-series has often been cited as the single line-up that truly made BMW an international success, not just another boutique luxury manufacturer. Today, the 3-series accounts for more than thirty percent of BMWs worldwide sales. As with many BMW offerings, a true sport edition was designed and, viola, the M3 was debuted for the 1986 model year. To celebrate 30 years of the M3, BMW has released four special edition models; two M3s, an i8, and an M6. Let’s have a look at the first M3, then each of the special edition models.

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The Competition Package: BMW Fights Back

If you were a high-performance premium automobile, you would be feeling crowded to the breaking point in today’s market. The godfather’s of the segment, the BMW M3 and M4 enjoyed an open market for a few years then Mercedes-Benz decided it was time to tap in with its AMG offerings. Shortly thereafter, Audi stepped up its game, as did Cadillac and Lexus. With offerings like the Audi RS5, Cadillac ATS-V and CTS V-Sport, the Lexus RC F, and the Mercedes-AMG C63 to compete with, how is BMW planning to stay relevant? By fighting back with an all new Competition package for its M3 and M4 offerings, how else?image

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