BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > M3 Photos/Video/Media Gallery
 
Steve Thomas BMW
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-06-2012, 11:02 AM   #1
Jason
Administrator
Jason's Avatar
United_States
6695
Rep
16,676
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Exclamation Limited BMW M3 Lime Rock Park Edition Coupe Announced (Updated with Video)

BIMMERPOST NEWS
Limited BMW M3 Lime Rock Park Edition Coupe Announced
260
COMMENTS
Name:  m3limerockedition.jpg
Views: 26429
Size:  371.3 KB

BMWNA has just announced a 2013 M3 Lime Rock Park Edition Coupe! It will be limited to 200 units and production begins in early August (at rate of 25 units per week). Pricing starts at $70,100 (excludes delivery and handling). Deliveries begin in September. European delivery and performance center deliveries are not available for this limited edition M3. More photos to come later.

It's described as "a classic car for a classic track," as described by Skip Barber, owner of the historic Lime Rock Park racing circuit located in northwestern Connecticut. BMW and Lime Rock Park have collaborated on the M3 Lime Rock Park Edition Coupe to celebrate the longstanding relationship between BMW automobiles, the famed Lime Rock Park racing circuit, and the thousands of passionate drivers and fans who join them together. Deliveries are planned to begin this September.


UPDATED: Video featuring Bill Auberlen and Skip Barber discussing M3 Coupe Lime Rock Edition and Lime Rock Park racing circuit.

Name:  Screen Shot 2012-08-30 at 1.11.50 PM.jpg
Views: 10359
Size:  91.1 KB



PRESS RELEASE + Expand

BMW of North America today announced the 2013 M3 Coupe Lime Rock Park Edition, of which 200 copies will be built this summer. Priced from $70,995 including $895 Destination and Handling, the M3 Coupe Lime Rock Park Edition will be “…a classic car for a classic track,” as described by Skip Barber, owner of the historic Lime Rock Park racing circuit located in northwestern Connecticut. BMW and Lime Rock Park have collaborated on the M3 Coupe Lime Rock Park Edition to celebrate the longstanding relationship between BMW automobiles, the famed Lime Rock Park racing circuit, and the thousands of passionate drivers and fans who join them together. Deliveries are planned to begin this September.

The BMW M3 Coupe Lime Rock Park Edition will be constructed on the foundation of the iconic BMW M3 Coupe, now in its fourth generation, with enhancements selected through collaboration with Skip Barber and Lime Rock Park. Each car will be painted in rare Fire Orange and features Anthracite and Black cloth seating with Nappa leather trim. The popular Competition Package is fitted, and the M3’s signature carbon fiber composite roof panel will be retained on all copies produced. Also in the standard equipment profile will be a lightweight inconel-titanium exhaust muffler, carbon fiber front and rear aerodynamic aids, and an Anthracite Alcantara-covered, flat-bottom steering wheel. Finally, each M3 Coupe Lime Rock Park Edition will be quickly identified by a numbered plaque located on the center console, a unique decal on the left-rear quarter window, and a certificate of authenticity.

California-based racing driver Bill Auberlen, whose career has been synonymous with the BMW brand in America for 17 years and includes over 300 professional races in BMW cars, joined Skip Barber and Lime Rock Park management on July 3rd, 2012 to evaluate the prototype of the M3 Coupe Lime Rock Park Edition on the famed 1.5-mile circuit. Just a few days before starting his 100th American Le Mans Series race at Lime Rock Park, Auberlen remarked, “A race car is never allowed to be perfect. It’s the job of the driver to constantly suggest improvements and find more speed. But the M3 Lime Rock Park Edition may be as close to perfect as you can get, right off the production line. From its great color to the flawless manners it showed on the track, for the first time I can say I might not change a thing.”

The balanced, linear driving dynamics of the BMW M3 Coupe are often described as a perfect match for the challenging Lime Rock Park circuit. As described by track owner Skip Barber:

“A newcomer looks at the track map and thinks, ‘Oh, this is easy.’ It’s not. Lime Rock is an extremely difficult track to drive quickly. It has three of what many drivers think are some of the most challenging corners in North America: The Uphill, West Bend and The Downhill,” Barber said. “There are tricky cambers, extreme elevation changes, very high speeds... all Lime Rock signatures since it opened 55 years ago. And the BMW M3 Coupe Lime Rock Park Edition, when equipped with the six-speed manual, is geared perfectly – and I mean perfectly – for the track. I agree with Bill: I wouldn’t change a thing.”

Lime Rock Park is one of America’s most recognized road racing venues and has been continuously operated since its opening in 1957. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places by the National Park Service, the track is 1.5 miles in length, encompassing seven corners and more than seven stories of elevation change. The track is considered one of the most beautiful –and challenging to drive – in the world, constructed in a natural valley in the Berkshire Mountains of extreme northwest Connecticut. More information can be found at limerock.com.


Name:  m3limerockedition1.jpg
Views: 41272
Size:  198.2 KB

Name:  m3limerockedition2.jpg
Views: 44195
Size:  314.4 KB


BMW 2013 E92 M3 Lime Rock Edition



More photos to come.

Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 11:06 AM   #2
Lorde
Ya ya ya, I am Lorde, ya ya!
Lorde's Avatar
No_Country
32
Rep
2,521
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3, 2015 SQ5
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Snig

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3 E90  [0.00]
Black ZCP wheels are an option! Nice!
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 11:10 AM   #3
THE TECH
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
THE TECH's Avatar
United_States
157
Rep
13,122
Posts


 
Drives: BPMsport 2012 E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Kansas

iTrader: (45)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to THE TECH Send a message via Skype™ to THE TECH
Pretty cool.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 11:12 AM   #4
signes
Brigadier General
signes's Avatar
United_States
63
Rep
4,213
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Spinnin at 8k

iTrader: (3)

Just when you thought BMW couldn't further dilute the term "special edition"... And naming after LRP of all places?
__________________
08 E90 | Jet Black / Black | 6MT
Mods: RAC RG63 w/ Pirelli Corsa 255F/285R | Akrapovic Evo Exhaust | OEM Blacklines
Winter Setup: OEM 18s w/ Nokian Hakkapeliita R 245/40-18
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 11:20 AM   #5
Moxie
Lieutenant Colonel
Moxie's Avatar
Germany
25
Rep
1,860
Posts

 
Drives: AW 328d Touring/SG 335d
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Stuttgart

iTrader: (11)

Still no option for better brakes -
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 11:22 AM   #6
Richbot
Colonel
30
Rep
2,118
Posts

 
Drives: Jerez Black E90
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: STL

iTrader: (2)

Pretty cool that it comes with the Performance exhaust and doesn't require all the extra crap, unlike the Frozen editions. Only thing I would add to the car would be the heated seats and maybe black wheels
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 11:23 AM   #7
M3 Esq
Lieutenant Colonel
M3 Esq's Avatar
United_States
21
Rep
1,963
Posts

 
Drives: M3, 335i, X5
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CT

iTrader: (5)

Cool. LRP is my home track so I am glad to see a LRP edition. I want one.
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 11:25 AM   #8
fastauto
Captain
fastauto's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
635
Posts

 
Drives: AW 1M Coupe
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (0)

i saw that car last monday while i was at the track for the SCDA event. not bad looking at all!
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 11:28 AM   #9
GOLFFRR
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
GOLFFRR's Avatar
268
Rep
17,291
Posts


 
Drives: Golf Cart
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Solvang, CA/Camarillo, CA

iTrader: (4)

__________________

BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR NEXT BMW, EMAIL US FIRST WE CAN HOOK YOU UP!
Need a quote or assistance from David? GO HERE-->bmwdavid@icloud.com or 202-262-2900
David's ED special ALL M cars-->http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1042739
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 11:30 AM   #10
JC919
Lieutenant Colonel
JC919's Avatar
United_States
31
Rep
1,799
Posts

 
Drives: CSL
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by signes View Post
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*
__________________

2003 CSL, SG, Alcon BBK
2002 M5, SSII/Blk and bone stock. In storage back home in TX
2008 M3, AW/Blk 6MT, Akrapovic Evolution, Evosport Pulley, ESS Tune, Michelin PSS/Hoosier, other track stuff SOLD
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 11:32 AM   #11
vladberca
Brigadier General
vladberca's Avatar
Romania
39
Rep
3,778
Posts

 
Drives: '09 jetta tsi 6mt
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Craiova

iTrader: (0)

Mmmm still nothing very special
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 11:34 AM   #12
rogerdiaz
Lieutenant
United_States
6
Rep
541
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 335d
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Durham,NC

iTrader: (2)

I can't afford it. But even if, not impressed. will save for next gen.
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 11:41 AM   #13
Alex@Autocouture
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Alex@Autocouture's Avatar
74
Rep
3,664
Posts


 
Drives: E30 M3, E92 Frozen GTS
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ny

iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2011.75 E90 BMW M3  [3.83]
2011 bmw/ m3  [0.00]
its still better then what most of the other special editions offered, and comes in 6mt or dct, not a bad deal really when you price out all these options and add ons and individual paint!
__________________
AUTOcouture Motoring | 15-01 Pollitt Drive St. 6, Fair Lawn NJ 07410
201.666.3500 | Alex@autocouturemotoring.com
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 11:42 AM   #14
bimmerjph
Lieutenant Colonel
bimmerjph's Avatar
United_States
29
Rep
1,977
Posts

 
Drives: 2002 BMW 325i
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tennessee

iTrader: (0)

What does this have to do with lime rock?
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 11:42 AM   #15
sin911
First Lieutenant
sin911's Avatar
United_States
4
Rep
306
Posts

 
Drives: '13 E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Miami

iTrader: (0)

Unnecessary to say the least... You can order a Fire Orange M3 and do the same upgrades yourself
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 11:46 AM   #16
Davin
Lieutenant Colonel
Davin's Avatar
Trinidad_and_tobago
23
Rep
1,701
Posts

 
Drives: 08 335xi - 92 MB 300E
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Trinidad & Tobago / NYC

iTrader: (0)

Wish they came out with more e90 M3 limited edition models when the e90 was still in production. There are so many e92 M3 LE Models
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 11:56 AM   #17
slalomfever
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
slalomfever's Avatar
United_States
34
Rep
1,329
Posts


 
Drives: ///M3
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (4)

nice effort to prolong the E92 model. Maybe better brakes, a different name and a lighter car?
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 11:56 AM   #18
Wiles
Private First Class
Wiles's Avatar
United_States
3
Rep
153
Posts

 
Drives: Z4 3.5i M-sport
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Midwest USA

iTrader: (0)

How lame is this

I am not a fan, No ED only one change, no Performance delivery.

why not just pay extra for special paint and do ED or PCD.

I guess they will have a hard time selling 200 of these.
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 11:58 AM   #19
mkPOTO
Mr. Nice Says Hello
mkPOTO's Avatar
200
Rep
15,637
Posts

 
Drives: 1999 528I
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: USA

iTrader: (23)

Garage List
very nice, anymore more pictures?
__________________

EVOLVE E600 BMW E92 M3
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 11:59 AM   #20
rslavujevic
Private First Class
2
Rep
159
Posts

 
Drives: '13 E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Miami

iTrader: (1)

Well, it is definitively a limited edition and not a special edition. Nothing special there.
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 11:59 AM   #21
IFX
Banned
31
Rep
2,538
Posts

 
Drives: AW e46M/N54
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South Fla.

iTrader: (1)

I honestly don't see why.
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 12:03 PM   #22
414M3
Private
414M3's Avatar
United_States
2
Rep
55
Posts

 
Drives: F10 550xi, E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Seattle

iTrader: (0)

This seems like a good deal for the price however. I'm estimating that it would be more expensive to add all these options yourself. Am I right?
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
2013 e92 m3, 2013 m3 coupe, 2013 m3 lime rock edition, e92 m3 fire orange, e92 m3 lime rock, e92 m3 lime rock park edition, e92 m3 special edition, fire orange e92 m3, fire orange m3, fire orange m3 coupe, lime rock e92 m3, lime rock m3, lime rock m3 coupe, lime rock m3 edition, lime rock park m3, lime rock park m3 coupe, m3 coupe lime rock park, m3 coupe lime rock park edition, m3 lime rock edition, m3 lime rock park, m3 lime rock park edition, special edition e92 m3

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:27 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST