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BMW introduced the M3 30 years ago, and as a tribute to its 30th anniversary, the company came out with an anniversary edition called the 30 Jahre M3 (German for “30 Years M3”).
Reports said there will only be 150 units of the 30th anniversary edition produced for these shores. And now, pricing information from its maker is available too.
The 30 Jahre M3 will go on sale starting this month, and it will be available either with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The former will cost $84,245 while the latter goes as high as $87,145, depending on the slew of features these will come with.
These US-bound anniversary edition from BMW will come with a deep coat of Macao Blue paint, a color that was first seen on the E30 M3 Sport Evolution. It’s a sophisticated and elegant color that speaks well of the German automaker’s dazzling style.
To complement this dark hue, the German automaker used a 20-inch “star-spoke” wheels, which are also being used on the M4 GTS.
There are minimum interior changes in this anniversary edition sedan. As expected, there are 30 Jahre M3 logos placed on the dashboard and the doorsills, as well as embroidered into the headrests of the two-tone seats.
As for the performance aspect, BMW fitted the 30 Jahre M3 with its Competition package, which means an adaptive suspension that boost’s the sedan’s dynamic capabilities and a 19-horsepower rise over the standard car, bringing the total production to 444 horsepower. This while using the same standard 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged straight-six.
Every 30 Jahre M3 that will arrive in the United States comes with BMW’s Executive package, which comes with a head-up display system, heated steering wheel, rear-view camera, and other equipment. It has Driver Assistance Plus package as well that include blind spot monitor, additional exterior cameras, and LED headlights with automatic high-beams.
After several special editions, the Rolls-Royce Wraith is receiving another makeover from Bespoke. But this time, it aims to be “one-of-a-kind,” and will be a part of Bespoke’s theme called “Dusk Until Dawn.”
The unique Wraith was unveiled at the Rolls-Royce’s exclusive Summer Studio event in Porto Cervo, Italy, thus it was dubbed as the Rolls-Royce Porto Cervo Wraith according to a report.
To represent the “Dusk” in the theme, the Wraith is finished in two-tone silver exterior, with the engine hood and the roof being just a bit darker than the rest of the car’s body. But what separates the Wraith cannot be found on its exterior as it is far more impressive once you go inside.
Upon entering, you’ll be greeted by the “Porto Cervo Wraith–One of One” insert in the door sill. Everything is finished in shades of blue, purple, slate and black. In detail, you’ll see that the inside is made of ostrich leather and fine wood veneer. The four seats are wrapped in purple leather with white stitching and silver “RR” logos on the headrests.
But the main highlight comes from the infotainment system, where Bespoke placed the emblem of Porto Cervo made of emerald stones, mother of pearl and white gold. The upper dashboard is similar with emerald-like top and white lower section.
Anyone who buys the Porto Cervo Wraith will receive a leather headrest designed by London-based artist Mo Coppoletta.
Under the hood, you’ll find Wraith’s standard engine and transmission—6.6-liter V-12 that can produce 623 turbocharged horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, which allows the coupe to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. It has a top speed of 186 mph.
There’s no information about pricing yet, but let’s expect this new Wraith to start at $500,000.
Check out some of its photos in the gallery below:
Ford is releasing special editions of their Focus ST, Focus RS and Mustang just in time for the Le Mans 50th anniversary. The new Ford Fiesta ST special edition, which will be covered in black livery with gray racing stripes that run from front to rear, is being built specifically for the French market.
There would only be 50 units of the Fiesta ST Le Mans 50th Anniversary Edition, reports said.
On the exterior, the Fiesta ST Le Mans is quite similar to the looks of the No. 2 GT40 from 1966. They have the same front and rear fascias, front and rear light units, radiator grille, and same wheels.
Inside, there’s the same styling and features as the current Fiesta. There’s the oversized six-speed shifter with leather accents on the center console, as well as MyFord’s Touch infotainment system as standard.
The only difference in this special edition Fiesta is the plate on the center console that read “1966-2016” and “Limited Edition 50 units.” There’s also that classic Ford racing logo from the 1960s.
Fiesta also has that “sound symposer” located under the dashboard, making you think you’re going faster than you actually are.
That being said, you’ll be more disappointed with what you find under the hood. Despite it being a tribute to Le Mans, we found nothing special on the engine. It has the same 1.6-liter, EcoBoost that produces 197 horsepower and 202 pound-feet of torque.
With a six-speed manual transmission, the Fiesta can go 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds. It has a top speed of 130 mph. It seems to be an underwhelming effort to pay tribute to the GT40. But since there are only 50 production units of the special edition Fiesta, Ford fans will certainly want to get their hands on this.
The Fiesta ST Le Mans edition will sell for $30,428, an increase of $2,684 from the current price of the regular Fiesta.
Mini is trying to capitalize in the hipster subculture that is now composed of affluent or middle class. Gone were the days when the hipster culture of the 1940s hated the idea of automobiles because luxury wasn’t “hipster” at all.
According to a report, Mini created a special edition of the Cooper, called the Mini Hipster Hatch, for fans of many hipster bands mere mortals like us have probably never heard of.
The Hipster Hatch is made available in three colors—Brooklyn Blue, Organic Pumpkin and Monochromatic Green. The colors are complemented by the red-and-black lumberjack patterns on the front fenders, side mirrors and the roof. It sits on top of three-spoke alloy wheels that are reminiscent of everything about the 90s.
Inside, this three-door Cooper received an even more vintage style. It has twin-deck cassette player, a big speaker instead of an infotainment screen, and stonewash denim upholstered seats that are good for four persons.
But if you think that’s everything this special edition Cooper have, you’re dead wrong. Mini upgraded its windows with Instagram filters, which by a touch of a button, drivers can turn nostalgic.
There are 12 pre-loaded filters, which included the ever-popular Lo-Fi, Clarendon and Crema.
The Hipster Hatch is being powered by a fixed gear drivetrain with a five-speed transmission that lacks four of the forward gears. Top speed is limited at 25 mph.
Apparently, the sole forward gear and 25 mph top speed will give the driver better control of the vehicle.
Earlier, Mini also surprised us with the announcement of the scissor doors, which will allow the driver and passenger doors to open vertically. This will address tight parking spaces, and ensure comfort for the drivers going in and out of the car.
The Instagram windows, though, is as cute as Mini has ever produced. Who doesn’t want to drive down the road on a lazy Sunday morning with the Lo-Fi filters on the windows and an old cassette tape blaring from the speakers.
Chevrolet is marking the Camaro’s 50th anniversary with a special edition trim level loaded with all the best aesthetic touches imaginable according to Motor Authority. The first Camaro entered the auto scene in 1967, so the Anniversary Edition will arrive in time for 2017.
Chev actually launched the first Camaro on September 26, 1966 but by then, Ford Motor Company’s Mustang, which debuted in 1964, already developed quite a following. This was a challenge for Chev, but thanks to careful positioning and aggressive marketing campaign, the Camaro was well received.
From here automobile’s greatest rivalry began. The current Camaro is the sixth generation of the brand.
The 50th Anniversary Edition will be in Nightfall Grey metallic paint with an orange and black stripe running from nose to tail. Convertible models would have a black top.
It has a unique 20-inch alloy wheels that cover the orange and black calipers (available at front only for the V-6 powered models) that adds some extra color to the edition’s dark appearance. It will also have orange stripes on the hood, a front splitter, and a mesh grille, which has a satin chrome trim.
The anniversary edition also has the special “Fifty badges” on their front fenders. Inside, the 50th Anniversary Edition models have an all-black interior with suede inserts and orange stitching and badges on their seats. There are also badges on the instrument panel, seatbacks, steering wheel, and illuminated sill plates.
This anniversary package will only be offered on top-trim versions of the V-6 and the V-8 powered Camaros, the 2LT and 2SS, respectively. It also includes the RS Appearance Package.
The combination of tweaks creates a handsome Camaro. The pricing is still not available for the 50th Anniversary Edition since GM spokesperson Tara Kuhnen said it won’t be released until a later date. Expect it to be released this summer.
Lotus made a special edition of its Evora Sport 410 that has supposedly become faster than the Ferrari F50. This special edition is based on the latest 400, but focuses on giving it more power and less weight.
As a result, the Lotus Evora Sport 410 will provide more power and stronger performance at a top speed of 186 mph with a 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. This is 0.3 second quicker than the 400 edition, and is at par with the Ferrari F50.
According to TopGear, the special edition 410 packs a supercharged 3.5-litre V6 engine—output rising to 404 horsepower—with the extra 10bhp. On top of this super machine, the Lotus Evora Sport 410 will only be 1,325 kilos, 70 kilograms lighter than the previous edition.
The weight would take it on the level of the Ford Focus, but this means Lotus had to trim some features such as the arm rests, storage bins and speakers. It’s also mainly made of lightweight carbon trim, including the boot lid.
The Evora Sport 410 can handle recalibrated suspension, which was dropped at 5mm compared to the Evora 400. Imagine combining it with Evora’s sharp dynamic elements such as its limited-slip differential, Michelin Cup tires, and multi-stage stability control, and you’ve got a supercar in your midst.
This and the Porsche Cayman GT4 is on the same wavelength, but the Evora Sport 410 promises to be more powerful and easier to handle because of the lightweight materials used to produce it.
And although it packs less features than the 400, so that it can be lighter and more powerful, the price remained at £79,995. This is 8,000 more expensive than the Evora 400. If you want to get your hands on the 410, you have to order quickly since only 150 cars will be mass produced.