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      07-06-2012, 06:46 PM   #89
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Edition - UK, Canada
Competition Edition - US
M Performance Edition - UK
Lime Rock Edition - US
Track Edition - Netherlands
25th Anniversary Frozen Edition - South Africa
Tiger Edition - China
Fire Orange Edition - Japan
GTS - Europe
CRT - Europe
Pickup - Germany

Edition edition?
It was simply called the M3 Edition.
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      07-06-2012, 06:47 PM   #90
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Where the hell is the LIME Paint Color???

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Edition - UK, Canada
Competition Edition - US
M Performance Edition - UK
Lime Rock Edition - US
Track Edition - Netherlands
25th Anniversary Frozen Edition - South Africa
Tiger Edition - China
Fire Orange Edition - Japan
GTS - Europe
CRT - Europe
Pickup - Germany
Pure Edition - Australia
Pure Edition II - Australia
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      07-06-2012, 07:53 PM   #92
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Hey mapezzul,

I'm aware of the restrictions that car manufacturers face when certifying cars for release in the US, especially foreign manufacturers. That doesn't diminish the disappoint that I feel when we don't get the likes of the CSL, CRT, or GTS in the States. There are literally tens of thousands of hardcore enthusiasts on this forum -- I don't believe that there aren't 67 of us who wouldn't have paid $120,000 for a CRT (as one Texas gentleman did) had BMW brought that car out here, for example. If Mercedes can sell enough Black Edition cars in the US to make it worth their while, then BMW can certainly do the same. And why not release the components off of these cars as retrofit parts? People would gladly pay a premium for the GTS/CRT brakes, CRT hood, CRT seats, GTS wing, CRT lip, CRT spoiler, GTS lip, and so on, just as some E46M folks did for the CSL front bumper and trunk. Porsche doesn't VIN-lock their parts. If you want to pay $8,000 for a carbon fiber GT2 RS hood for your Boxster, more power to you.

That all said, I'm not as down on the Lime Rock edition as you probably think I am. I posted a little earlier in the thread, and as a value proposition, I think it's a good offering:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...8&postcount=27
The gentleman in Texas paid double that and found a loophole in import laws- I have been briefed on it and it will be more difficult in the future.

The GTS/CRT parts are not readily produced and if you really want to spend $10K on a hood I think they will make you one, as they are only made to order replacements for the most part. The GTS/CRT were not production cars- they were Individual products- each car is basically a one of of a series, handmade.

I am one of the few to have ever driven the CRT- and I will say it is a fantastic machine but not worth over $200k which it would need to cost.

As for MB bringing the "Black"- that's their racing budget for the US and sell each one at a loss, maybe that is the route BMW goes in the future who knows.

At the end of the day I think what needs to be done is design these higher performance/limited cars from the start of production, homologate them from the start to sell enough numbers to make it less of a shock to the wallet.

Trust me as an enthusiast and lover of tracks I want nothing but for the US to see some of these more hardcore offerings but I get why they can't and it is not that they do not want to, they just can't lose money on a model.
Thanks for dealing with the complaints.

I'm not overly impressed by this model but it seems better than some of the frozen editions. With 200 being made, at least most who want one can probably get it, which has not been the case with the frozen models in the US.
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      07-06-2012, 08:38 PM   #93
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      07-06-2012, 08:46 PM   #94
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I know right, who would do this...


*cough* Porsche *cough*
And Ford Mustang, the two cars with the most "Special Editions".
Now, it seems like the E9x M3 is up there in the running. Trying to milk every last dime out of it, aren't we BMW?
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      07-06-2012, 08:54 PM   #95
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      07-06-2012, 09:02 PM   #96
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Not gonna lie...one limited car that is wroth buying is BMW CRT. Period
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      07-06-2012, 10:39 PM   #97
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Tell me it's not gonna say "Lime Rock" all over the f---ing interior...
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      07-06-2012, 10:43 PM   #98
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+1...It's a shame. I have read everyones reasoning on why this isn't feasable. I just think the US M3 deserves to have this under the hood.
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      07-06-2012, 10:50 PM   #99
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Not gonna lie...one limited car that is wroth buying is BMW CRT. Period
+1000... I saw one not too long ago. It was beautiful!
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      07-06-2012, 10:53 PM   #100
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Pure Edition II - Australia
Thanks. I'll update my post.
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      07-06-2012, 11:42 PM   #101
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Man is BMW serious anyone can build this car. I don't think BMW is serious at all
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      07-07-2012, 01:28 AM   #102
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So many editions, also China got I think tiger edition and I'm missing the other name. Basic price starts at 70K any estimate were does it end with optional features 80K or even higher maybe.
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      07-07-2012, 02:07 AM   #103
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Agreed, just the seats it has is good enough reason for me to buy it (if I could).
I thought I read somewhere that they were planning on making those seats available to buy later...can this hurry up and happen? The only single thing I hate about my 135i is the seating position with my power seats, I'm just a little too tall for the car and I would be first in line to get a pair of CRT seats if they would fit easily into the car (without needing a ton of extra rails and stuff)
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      07-07-2012, 02:24 AM   #104
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What's next? The "Bodybuilder MISCER" Edition??? taking dick magnetism to a whole new level.
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      07-07-2012, 03:26 AM   #105
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With this new Edition they want to advertise more their Performance Parts
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      07-07-2012, 03:31 AM   #106
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It's all about marketing to get the last bit they can out of the market..................

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      07-07-2012, 06:04 AM   #107
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Just when you thought BMW couldn't further dilute the term "special edition"... And naming after LRP of all places?
I know right, who would do this...


*cough* Porsche *cough*
aren't there 32 different 911s!
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      07-07-2012, 06:53 AM   #108
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What's next? The "Bodybuilder MISCER" Edition??? taking dick magnetism to a whole new level.

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      07-07-2012, 07:34 AM   #109
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If you break down the price of the GTS M3 based on performance upgrades,the 4.4L engine comes to about 40 grand extra.
That's roughly a $1,000 per hp goin from the 4.0L to the 4.4L S65.
No,thanks for another "pay up sucka" edition.
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BMW has gotten so greedy,the days of a lightweight E36 M3 (200 to 300lb lighter) with aluminum doors, upgraded suspension, oil vapor separator etc. for a reasonable 3-4 grand over the standard E36 M3 are gone.
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