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      06-18-2010, 04:40 PM   #67
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How about doing something actually decent? Oh, on the not so creative list here's a few things:
  • BBK (preferably from the GTS)
  • Titanium exhaust from the GTS
  • 6MT option for cryin' out loud with an SSK
  • Upgraded pedal kit
  • Imola Red or Hellrot (well, personal opinion here, but loved these on the E46 and E36)
  • Brake ducts (found in the performance catalog)
All easily done....and that's not even being creative or special and it's still better than what they came up with. What is wrong with BMW anyway?
Nice list!

Might I add; Special Alcantara interior
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You would think for the 25th anniversary they could have done a little better... not too impressed.
I like it .. but also agree. And it costs $8k more than mine!
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Nice list!

Might I add; Special Alcantara interior
& Alcantara wheel.
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MY2011 is not the last year of the E92 M3, MY2013 is.



I would not necessarily bank on less fat and more focus.

I am hoping that BMW makes an early jump to the next generation as has been speculated by various sources. A next gen M3 as a 2013 seems to make the most sense in terms of generating sales for BMW. Its obvious M3 sales are hurting, especially when they come at us with such desperate and pathetic attempts to generate interest in an old model. I just can't see BMW waiting until 2015 model year for the next M3, could be a compromise at 2014.

I'm not banking on less fat and more focus, just wishful thinking that BMW will not waste this opportunity to start over and give their next two primary performance cars some real edginess.
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This is the kind of stuff that makes people wonder if BMW has lost their way. If they are going to have a special edition limited to only 30 it needs to be a real performance machine. This is basically a custom (and frankly unexciting) color bundled with some of their standard packages. I expect that with a limited number of 30 somebody will buy them with the hopes that the exclusivity will translate to dollars on resale value. Not sure that even that will pan out given that there seems to be little or no interest for this car by anyone on this forum.

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Saw one in person tonight:

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      06-18-2010, 11:38 PM   #73
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How about doing something actually decent? Oh, on the not so creative list here's a few things:
  • Imola Red or Hellrot (well, personal opinion here, but loved these on the E46 and E36)
Hellrot M3 (amazing color in person!):
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      06-19-2010, 12:01 AM   #74
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oooh matte paint is such a big deal from the factory... meh
looks great but 30 cars and the features dont do it for me. im glad i am not impressed with it because that makes me not want it so bad.
hope to see one in person sometime though
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      06-19-2010, 01:25 AM   #76
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meh, I dont like it at all

Doesnt look right with the wheels
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      06-19-2010, 10:36 AM   #77
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Its not immediately obvious to me that M3 sales are hurting, at least not any moreso than auto sales in general. I guess I'd need to see some numbers to be convinced.

You're right though - there has been a fair amount of speculation as far as moving the next generation 3 series and M3 forward, but so far nothing to confirm it. At this pount it is looking less and less likely given all the other releases we know are coming next year (6 series, X1, 1M).

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I am hoping that BMW makes an early jump to the next generation as has been speculated by various sources. A next gen M3 as a 2013 seems to make the most sense in terms of generating sales for BMW. Its obvious M3 sales are hurting, especially when they come at us with such desperate and pathetic attempts to generate interest in an old model. I just can't see BMW waiting until 2015 model year for the next M3, could be a compromise at 2014.

I'm not banking on less fat and more focus, just wishful thinking that BMW will not waste this opportunity to start over and give their next two primary performance cars some real edginess.
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So I just saw this car last night at BMW NA's meeting. I have to say. The color is amazing, but as I told everyone, the interior is ugly as h*ll. It's something that I guess some people will love and some will hate but those pumpkin orange inserts are horrible. Not the extirior in that frozen grey looks amazing, mean all around, especially the rear.
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At delivery, the customer will be required to sign a Customer Care Acknowledgement form stating they understand the requirements for care of the car’s Frozen Gray paint. While the paint is very robust, there are some maintenance requirements that will prevent damage and maintain the deep luster of the gray finish.

A separate Aftersales Bulletin will be issued describing care instructions for the Frozen Gray paint including the Customer Car acknowledgement form.
Can't wait to see what the care instructions will be for this color!! Wonder how practical it will be as a daily driver.
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anyone reserve one?
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anyone reserve one?
+1

Hopefully at least one of the 30 owners will register and post here (if they are-not/have-not before). I am curious, if for no other reason than to see how smoothly the whole process goes.
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      06-21-2010, 01:19 PM   #82
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anyone reserve one?

I unofficially reserved one @ 11:50 am.
If my dealer gives me a decent trade-in $ for my 2010 DCT I'm pulling the trigger on the Frozen Grey...
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I called the 1-800 number, and they said the first 30 reservations are taken, but they are still taking names in case one of the 30 back out. The first 30, once contacted by BMW, have 10 days to finalize the deal with their BMW center. If the deal falls through, BMW will go down the list and contact the next available person.

I would consider buying one, but I know I will get sh!t $ for my trade in. Plus, I love the Interlagos Blue.
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I called the 1-800 number, and they said the first 30 reservations are taken, but they are still taking names in case one of the 30 back out. The first 30, once contacted by BMW, have 10 days to finalize the deal with their BMW center. If the deal falls through, BMW will go down the list and contact the next available person.

I would consider buying one, but I know I will get sh!t $ for my trade in. Plus, I love the Interlagos Blue.
Did you call at the appointed time- I think it was 11:30 Eastern?

Don't worry about not getting in line. It's just a bunch of gingerbread on a car you already own with a color you love already!
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Did you call at the appointed time- I think it was 11:30 Eastern?

Don't worry about not getting in line. It's just a bunch of gingerbread on a car you already own with a color you love already!
True, true, but having one of 30 cars would be pretty cool!

I called around 1:30 PM EST...got right through.
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Clients Fill Reservation Slots For 2011 BMW Frozen Gray M3 Coupe

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Thirty 2011 M3 Coupes claimed less than fifteen minutes after lines open.



Woodcliff Lake, NJ – June 21, 2010… Less than fifteen minutes after the hotline opened to reserve one of only thirty 2011 BMW Frozen Gray M3 Coupes, each has been reserved for sale. Customers will be able to take delivery of the 2011 Frozen Gray M3 Coupe through an Authorized BMW Center starting later this month.



“We leapt at the chance to bring this truly special vehicle to the United States,” said Larry Koch, M Brand Manager for BMW of North America. “The Frozen Gray M3 is a striking work of sculpture, speed, and style, and perfectly marks the 25th birthday of the M3 model. I’m personally thrilled to see that our customers are as excited about it as we are. We filled the thirty reservation slots within twelve minutes and took the names of at least fifty alternates in the first hour. The 2011 Frozen Gray M3 Coupe will be one of the most unique BMW vehicles ever imported to the US.”




The 2011 Frozen Gray M3 Coupe continues the tradition of innovation and passion for driving by incorporating key changes to the M3’s dynamic qualities. The Competition Package reduces vehicle ride height by 10mm and includes unique 19” wheels with wider offset for enhanced stability, standard Electronic Damping Control with enhanced programming, and higher-threshold programming for the M Dynamic Mode. The 2011 Frozen Gray M3 Coupe is also equipped with the M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) which lowers the 0-60mph acceleration time of the M3 to 4.5 seconds from 4.7 (6-speed manual). As a result, the 2011 Frozen Gray M3 Coupe will be the most dynamic and exclusive M3 ever to come to the United States.

The fourth and current generation M3 was introduced for the 2008 model year as a Coupe, Sedan, and Convertible, featuring an all-new 4.0-liter, 414-horsepower V8 engine with eight individual throttle bodies and an 8,400-rpm redline. Showcasing its remarkable performance envelope, the newest M3 Coupe serves as the basis for the M3 GT2 race car, which successfully competes in endurance races against the most exotic cars from around the world in the American Le Mans Series.

Introducing Frozen Gray Metallic Paint.

The special BMW Individual matte paintwork on the Frozen Gray M3 adds a rare metallic luster to the vehicle. Compared to conventional exterior colors with gloss finish, the sculpture-like character of Frozen Gray paint highlights the athletic contours of the M3. To achieve this luster, a special BMW ColorSystem silk matte clear coat is applied over the Space Gray Metallic base coat.

Equipment List: 2011 BMW Frozen Gray M3 Coupe.

BMW Individual Frozen Gray Metallic exterior paint.
BMW Individual bi-color (black with red) Novillo Leather interior.
M DCT Transmission
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Electronic Damping Control, 19” light-alloy wheels, lowered suspension, sport mapping for EDC and DSC.
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Power folding mirrors, universal garage door opener, digital compass mirror, BMW Assist with Bluetooth, Novillo Leather, Carbon Leather trim.
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There is something MUCH better and MUCH more exciting coming to US showrooms VERY soon.
Stay put, more information to come...
This was stated in the other thread. I keep wondering what is meant here...

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...=397857&page=3
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