Even people that don’t like BMW’s, will admit that the M3 is a sweet car. And, why not?
It’s deceptively good looking. You can squeeze your kids in the back seat. Then make them car-sick with the M3’s insane power.
It’s the perfect car for the well-heeled dad…who refuses to grow up.
And to celebrate the brute’s 25th birthday, BMW is building 30 limited edition M3’s.
The commemorative cars are equipped with a special red & black Novillo leather interior, the M code DCT double-clutch transmission, and something called Competition Package. Which includes electronic shock control, a lowered suspension, and a whole lot of race-type program settings for the transmission, differential, and traction control/ABS computers.
Oh, and it gets a set of unique 19 inch wheels too.
Now, an ordinary man might surmise that the new M3 is…basically a laptop computer…with a 414 horsepower, V8 processor.
And that begs the question; without computers, could this 3,700 lb car go in a straight line?
What happened to bits of steel, that was placed at a mathematic-le angle, to balance the weight of the car…as Johnnie Lightning pushed his racer into a corner?
It only took…gravity, for that archaic system of springs and roll bars to work. This BMW has to rely on…a computer. Which as we all know, can “act up”.
So, what happens if the computer has a “glitch” as you’re rounding a bend, at your BMW Club’s…annual “owners race”…in the abandoned K Mart parking lot…5 years from now?
Will you be hurled into the old K Mart building, and impaled on a rusty shopping cart? Only time will tell the long-term safety of these systems.
But, let’s get back to the Frozen M3.
It’s special because it has a primer matte-grey finish.
Just flat grey.
Like your poor neighbor’s van.
Anyway, BMW is making these 30 style-challenged buyers sign a ‘maintenance agreement’ that promises the owner will;
Never polish or wax their Frozen Grey M3
Never run it through an automatic car wash
Never ‘strongly rub’ it…in an erotic way
No kidding. A kitten could…vandalize the paint.
Only BMW could make a car that you want to drive…but can’t…for warranty reasons.
What do you think of the BMW Frozen Gray M3? Be sure to cast your vote in the poll to the right.