The BMW M3 feels as youthful as ever on its 30th birthday

BMW has revealed that 150 of the 500 limited edition M3s it will build to celebrate the iconic model’s 30th anniversary will be sold in the States, exclusively in ‘Macao Blue Metallic’…

True to the original

In addition to a 19HP increase in power and the M Competition Package, the BMW 30 Jahre M3 receives a raft of unique aesthetic tweaks including 20-inch forged star alloy wheels akin to those on the original M3, two-tone sports seats with ’30 Jahre M3’ embroidering and an individually numbered badge etched into the dashboard. The colour ‘Macao Blue’ was an optional extra on the European M3 Sport Evo in the 1980s, and fits the understated purpose philosophy of the model beautifully. Here’s to another 30 years of the M3 – our undisputed favourite sports saloon. 

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