BMW bailed from the race series some 20 years ago, returning for the 2012 season and taking it all. Not only did BMW win the manufacturers' title, but Canadian driver Bruno Spengler was the series champ and BMW Team Schnitzer the best team. A triumphant triple threat.
As a means of celebrating the , BMW will build an M3 DTM Champion Edition that reflects the image of Spengler's race car. Maybe reflect isn't the best word as the cars will be done in a flat Frozen Black metallic paint. Ditto for many of the bits on the car from the Gurney flap in the back to the matt black wheels. The classic BMW racing stripe will run back over the roof and the trunk lid. There's a BMW M logo just aft of the front wheels.
Spengler's helmet design is on the door sills, while inside among the leather and carbon fiber trim is a strip with Spengler's signature and the car's serial number as only 54 will be built. While the Spengler M3s will have all the expected performance equipment, like the Competition package and M DCT Drivelogic, it won't be a barebones street racer but also contain a navigation system and heated seats.
But wait, there's more. The 54 buyers of the BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition will get a course of instruction from Spengler in the BMW M Fascination Nordschliefe training course at the .
In case you're reaching for your Smartphone to check your bank balance to see if the $129,450 cost of the special is on hand, we should tell you there are no plans to import any to the U.S.