BMW UK has announced the exclusive BMW M3 coupe and convertible limited edition 500 models will be available in March.

BMW UK has announced the exclusive BMW M3 coupe and convertible limited edition 500 models will be available in March.

As the name suggests, only 500 units will be built. The limited edition M3 is charcaterized by dark chrome finish details foudn in the kidney grille surround, side gills and twin double exhaust pipes. The M3 500 is also equipped with BMW's high-gloss Shadowline exterior trim plus 19-inch high-gloss black light-alloy wheels.

Available exterior colors include the patriotic Union Jack color palette of Imola Red, Mineral White or Santorini Blue.

Inside, the M3 500 receives Novillo leather with matching exterior body color stitching on the sports seats and door panels. Piano Black interior trim is highlighted by a laser cut ‘One of 500' dash plaque.

Technically, the M3 remais the same with its 420hp V8 engine with M-specific chassis and either six-speed manual or seven-speed M DCT transmission.

Pricing for the Limited Edition 500 Coupe starts at £55,690 and the Convertible from £59,785 - a value of £4,000 worth of additional equipment for only £1,000 on top of the standard M3 Coupe and Convertible list price.

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