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BMW is still celebrating 30 years of hardcore models in the segment and has also brought the BMW M3 “30 Jahe” limited edition in South Africa, at the 2016 Festival of Motoring. Only 30 units will be available for this region.

As expected, the model is indeed exclusive, coming with fine features at the exterior as well as inside the cabin. The powertrain also received an extra care.

Visually, the BMW M3 “30 Jahre” limited edition comes with the astonishing Macao Blue Metallic body wrap, complemented with the BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line and other gorgeous features.

We are dealing here with the M sports exhaust system with black chrome tailpipe, front wings with the M gills and the “30 Jahre” badge and so on. The entire styling is complemented with the 20-inch high-forged M light-alloy wheels, wrapping the 666 M start spoke design with 265/30 R20 and 285/30 R20 front and rear tires.

Let`s not forget the high-performance mechanical bits, like Adaptive M suspension system, updated springs, dampers, stabilizers, along with the Dynamic Stability Control and Active M differential, which modifies the car`s driving capabilities, according to all three driving modes: Comfort, Sport and Sport +.

Under the hood, the BMW M3 “30 Jahre” edition comes with the same powertrain as the stock M3, meaning 450 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. The car manages a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in a good 4.0 seconds, thanks to a six-speed manual. The DCT is even faster, running the same straight line in 3.8 seconds.