If you’re a BMW fan you may be interested to know that BMW will release 50 units specifically for the Australian market of a Pure Edition II for the MS Coupé. Of particular interest is the paint finishes that BMW has chosen for this release. Striking paint finishes will be available – not for a shrinking violet. Choices include Fire Orange, first seen on the limited edition M3 GTS, Dakar Yellow II, Laguna Seca, Sepang Bronze, and Imola Red. Offered as part of the package costs, the Individual paint finishes alone represent as much as $10,000 in added-value.
The M3 Coupé Pure Edition II offers the same distinctive design enhancements as the original model (the first M3 Pure Edition), which include highlights such as 19” M Double-spoke light alloy wheels finished exclusively in Black High-Gloss with 245/35 R19 tyres up front and 265/35 R 19 tyres at the rear, bonnet air intake in Black High-Gloss, BMW Individual kidney grille in Dark Chrome, BMW Individual side gills in Dark Chrome and BMW Individual exhaust tips in Dark Chrome.
Completing the ‘Edition II’ exclusive features are BMW Individual handbrake lever with “M Power” stitching and door sill finishers with M3 chequered flag inlay.
Starting from $145,000* with standard manual 6-speed transmission, just 50 examples the M3 Coupé Pure Edition II are available to order from March to July 2012 production.
The BMW M3 features a 309 kW V8 engine. Peak torque is 400 Nm. The BMW M3 Coupé sprints to 100 km/h in 4.8 sec, while fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 12.4 litres/100 km.
All M3s, including the Pure Edition, feature the signature variable M differential lock – with up to 100 per cent locking action with fully variable action whenever required – which provides perfect traction for the rear wheels.
Brake Energy Regeneration as well as Automatic Start / Stop function are also standard across the entire M3 range, as well as high-performance ventilated and perforated compound disk brakes.
Like other M3 Coupés, the Pure Edition II also features a lightweight carbon-fibre roof.
2012 marks the 40th Anniversary of BMW M GmbH, BMW’s iconic high-performance vehicle division. BMW Group Australia, Managing Director Phil Horton said the M3 Pure Edition II is just one of a number of exciting M badged models to be released this year as part of those celebrations. “2012 is set to be a huge year for BMW M with the release of a new M5 followed by the M6 later in the year, as well as the introduction of the M performance vehicle range,” said Mr Horton. Mr Horton said he expects the M3 Coupe Pure Edition II to be as successful as the first M3 Pure. “Australian customers love what these cars offer in terms of looks and the performance to back it up” said Mr Horton