BMW Australia confirmed that 30 units of the upcoming BMW 30 Years Special Edition have been allocated to the Australia market.
With 500 units produced globally, 30 units may seem insubstantial, BMW Australia noted that Australia has been allocated the same number of the limited edition model as the UK market.
As we revealed earlier this year in May, the limited edition BMW M3 30 Years will be based on the current, range-topping M3 competition pack. The 30 years will share the same chassis and the same 3.0L turbocharged straight-six engine that produces 331kW/550Nm and accelerates to 100km/h in 4.0sec.
Happily, the BMW M3 30 Years will be offered with a choice of a seven-speed M-DCT or six speed manual gearbox. Given the lack of manual options in high-end performance cars, we would expect to see the majority of models sold to be optioned with the manual transmission.
With an asking price of $154,615 before on road costs, buyers will be charged almost $10,000 more than the $144,900 competition pack on which the 30 Years is based. Aside from the promise of exclusivity, the 30 Years Edition will receive a number of visual tweaks including: 20-inch ‘666 M Star’ forged alloy wheels, Special edition ‘Macao Blue metallic paint’’ as well as embroidery and badging to set it apart from the standard model.
BMW Australia are yet to confirm a delivery date for the 30 Years Special Edition.