E90 + E92 + E93 M3
  History
Production Data
Drivetrain
Chassis
Cosmetics
Special Versions
Colors and Upholstery
   
 
Production Versions:
WD91 & KG91: European-spec M3 coupe (LHD), 05/2007 through 06/2013 (includes M3 GTS)
WD92 & KG92: European-spec M3 coupe (RHD), 05/2007 through 06/2013 (includes M3 GTS)
WD93 & KG93: North American-spec M3 coupe (LHD), 11/2007 through 06/2013
VA91 & PM91: European-spec M3 sedan (LHD), 11/2007 through 10/2011
VA92 & PM92: European-spec M3 sedan (RHD), 11/2007 through 10/2011
VA93 & PM93: North American-spec M3 sedan (LHD), 11/2007 through 10/2011
PK91: European-spec M3 CRT sedan (LHD), 08/2011 through 10/2011
PK92: European-spec M3 CRT sedan (RHD), 08/2011 through 10/2011
WL91 & DX91: European-spec M3 convertible (LHD), 02/2008 through 09/2013
WL92 & DX92: European-spec M3 convertible (RHD), 02/2008 through 10/2013
WL93 & DX93: North American-spec M3 convertible (LHD), 02/2008 through 10/2013
   
History
What makes the E90, E92 and E93 M3 unique?
The E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible represent the fourth generation of the M3 model line. Developed by BMW M, the subsidiary of BMW AG responsible for engineering its most performance-oriented products. they are all powered by a high-revving V8 motor that was specifically engineered for the M3, and also feature a massively revamped chassis and restyled bodywork.
What prompted BMW M to reintroduce a 4-door M3 after nearly a decade?
Though BMW M did not produce a 4-door version of the E46 M3, it did offer an E36 M3 sedan, which was extremely popular in North America. Therefore, strong demand from the U.S. and Canada was likely a large motivation for the production of the E90 M3 sedan. However, it is also likely that BMW M desired to have a direct competitor to the Audi RS4 (B7) and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG (W204), which were both offered as sedans.
When were the E90, E92 and E93 M3s first introduced?
BMW M previewed the design of the E92 M3 coupe with the M3 Coupe Concept, which premiered at the Geneva International Motor Show in March of 2007. However, the production version did not debut until the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September of 2007. The E90 M3 sedan was officially announced soon after the 2007 Frankfurt show, though its first public appearance did not occur until the Tokyo Motor Show in late October. Finally, the E93 M3 convertible made its official debut at the 2008 Geneva International Motor Show.
Where were the E90, E92 and E93 M3s produced?
All three body styles of the fourth-generaiton M3 were produced on the normal 3 Series production line at BMW's Regensburg factory near Munich, with engines supplied from the nearby Munich engine assembly plant. However, the limited-production E90 M3 CRT sedan and E92 M3 GTS coupe were assembled (largely by hand) at the BMW M GmbH facility in Garching, a suburb of Munich.
Did BMW M ever produce an M3 pickup?
BMW M announced on April 1, 2011 that "under strict secrecy" they had developed a fourth M3 body style: the M3 pickup truck. Though obviously never intended for production, BMW M claimed that the one-off M3 pickup could carry a payload of 450 kg (nearly 1,000 lbs.) and had "completed extensive test and set-up drives on the Nürburgring's Nordschleife". Though completely certified for legal road use in Germany, it remains part of BMW M's private collection.
Production Data
How many official versions of the E90, E92 and E93 M3 were produced?
Each of the three M3 body styles (sedan, coupe and convertible) was offered in three distinct versions: ECE-spec with left-hand drive, ECE-spec with right-hand drive and a single North American-spec. Furthermore, each distinct version was given two different internal model codes, one for the pre-LCI model and one for the post-LCI model.

In addition, BMW M offered two limited-production M3 models with significant mechanical upgrades: the E92 M3 GTS coupe and E90 M3 CRT sedan. These were each sold in both left-hand drive and right-hand drive configurations, but neither was offered in North America. It is also worth noting that while the E90 M3 CRT was given its own specific internal model codes, the E92 M3 GTS coupe is included within the same model series as the standard E92 M3 coupe (LCI).
How many examples of the E90 M3 sedan were produced?
VA91 & PM91 (ECE-spec M3 sedan, LHD): 1,835 examples produced from 11/2007 through 10/2011
VA92 & PM92 (ECE-spec M3 sedan, RHD): 1,904 examples produced from 11/2007 through 10/2011
VA93 & PM93 (NA-spec M3 sedan, LHD): 5,867 examples produced from 11/2007 through 10/2011
PK91 (ECE-spec M3 CRT sedan, LHD): 63 examples produced from 08/2011 through 10/2011
PK92 (ECE-spec M3 CRT sedan, RHD): 5 examples produced from 08/2011 through 10/2011
How many examples of the E92 M3 coupe were produced?
WD91 & KG91 (ECE-spec M3 coupe, LHD),: 14,775 examples produced from 05/2007 through 06/2013 (includes 113 M3 GTS)
WD92 & KG92 (ECE-spec M3 coupe, RHD),: 9,518 examples produced from 05/2007 through 06/2013 (includes 25 M3 GTS)
WD93 & KG93 (NA-spec M3 coupe, LHD),: 15,799 examples produced from 11/2007 through 06/2013
How many examples of the E93 M3 convertible were produced?
WL91 & DX91 (ECE-spec M3 convertible, LHD),: 4,888 examples produced from 02/2008 through 09/2013
WL92 & DX92 (ECE-spec M3 convertible, RHD),: 2,741 examples produced from 02/2008 through 10/2013
WL93 & DX93 (NA-spec M3 convertible, LHD),: 8,590 examples produced from 02/2008 through 10/2013
What changes were made during the production of the E90, E92 and E93 M3?
—M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) introduced as an option (2/08)
—Chrome accents added to various interior trim pieces (9/08)
—E90 M3 sedan LCI introduced featuring revised taillight design with luminous strips and LED turn signals (9/08)
—Sparking Graphite metallic (A22) paint replaced by Space Grey metallic (A52) paint (9/08)
—Le Mans Blue metallic paint (381) introduced (9/08)
—Active headrests added to front seats (9/08)
—Optional iDrive upgraded to second-genration version with hard buttons (9/08)
—Revised climate control panel with integration of (optional) heated seat buttons (9/09)
—Automatic High-Beam Control introduced as an option in North America (9/09)
—E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible LCI introduced featuring revised LED taillight design (3/10)
—Competition Package (ZCP) introduced as an option for E90 M3 sedan and E92 M3 coupe (3/10)
—E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible available with Mineral White metallic (A96) paint (6/10)
—Automatic engine start/stop functionality introduced (9/10)
—Upgraded Bluetooth functionality including audio streaming introduced (9/10)
—18-inch Style 219M/260M alloy wheels receive bright silver finish in place of Ferric Grey finish (9/10)
—Manually-adjsutable front seats introduced on E90 M3 sedan and E92 M3 coupe in the USA only (9/10)
—Bi-color Novillo leather upholstery in two different combinations (Palladium Silver + Black or Fox Red + Black) offered for E90 M3 sedan and E92 M3 coupe in USA only (9/10)
What does the term "Life Cycle Impulse" designate?
BMW introduced the term "Life Cycle Impulse" or "LCI" in the late 2000s to designate models that have received their mid-life cosmetic update. Though the practice of introducing cosmetic revisions to existing BMW models at approximately the midpoint of their lifespan dates back to the 1970s, the updated fifth-generation 3 Series was among the first BMWs to officially receive the LCI terminology.
How do the post-LCI E90, E92 and E93 M3s differ from the pre-LCI versions?
Though the Life Cycle Impulse was generally more extensive for other 3 Series variants, it was extremely limited on the E90, E92 and E93 M3 models, which received no major cosmetic alterations during their entire production. The E90 M3 LCI was introduced in September of 2008 (2009 model year) and changes were limited to only the addition of revised taillights with luminous strips and LED turn signals. The E92 M3 and E93 M3 LCI followed in March of 2010 (2011 model year) and changes were also limited to only the addition of full-LED taillights.
How many examples of the E90, E92 and E93 M3 were produced with the M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) versus the standard 6-speed manual?
BMW M produced nearly twice as many examples of the E90, E92 and E93 M3 with the optional M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) as with the standard 6-speed manual. The total worldwide production breakdown is as follows (both the M3 GTS and M3 CRT, which were offered exclusively with the M DCT, have been omitted from these totals):
E90 M3 sedan = 4,318 manual versus 5,288 M DCT
E92 M3 coupe = 14,766 manual versus 25,188 M DCT
E93 M3 convertible = 3,511 manual versus 12,708 M DCT
What is the Competition Package and what does it consist of?
The Competition Package, known by the internal designation "ZCP", was introduced in March of 2010 as an option for the E90 M3 sedan and E92 M3 coupe in all worldwide markets. It consists of the following equipment:
—10mm shorter springs
—Electronic Damping Control with revised software parameters, including continuously-variable shock firmness in Sport mode
Exclusive Y-spoke (Style 359M) cast alloy wheels in staggered 9x19-inch (front) and 10x19-inch (rear) sizes
Drivetrain
What are the characteristics and specifications of the M3's V8 engine?
The E90, E92 and E93 M3 are powered by a normally-aspirated, 90-degree V8 engine known by the internal designation S65 B40. Conceived and engineered entirely by BMW M GmbH, the S65 is unrelated to any other BMW V8, though it is very closely related to the S85 V10 engine found in the E60/E61 M5 and E63/E64 M6. In essence, the S65 powerplant is an S85 motor with two cylinders removed, and therefore all of the following characteristics are shared among both engines:
—Aluminum alloy cylinder head with four valves per cylinder
—Two-piece crankcases with bedplate design, die-cast from aluminum-silicon alloy
—Five-bearing forged crankshaft
—Cast aluminum crankshaft weighing approximately 480 grams
—Chain drive for inlet cams, gearwheel drive for exhaust cams
—Individual throttle assemblies for each cylinder actuated by one throttle motor for each cylinder bank
—Lightweight valves and hollow camshafts
—92mm bore and 75.2mm stoke (for an overall displacement of 3,999 cc)
—12.0:1 compression ratio
—MSS60 engine management system powered by three 32-bit microprocessors capable of 200 million operations per second

Unlike the S85 V10, the S65 V8 utilizes a double VANOS variable valve timing system that operates at normal oil pressure (as opposed to high pressure). This negates the need for a separate high-pressure oil pump (as used in the S85), thereby reducing the weight of the engine by 8.4 kg (18.5 lbs). Further weight has been removed by deleting the electrical oil return pumps.

The S65 B40 is rated at 420 hp (DIN) / 414 hp (SAE) @ 8,300 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque @ 3,900 rpm. It has a maximum engine speed of 8,400 rpm.
What types of transmissions were available in the E90, E92 and E93 M3?
The E90, E92 and E93 M3 were offered with two different transmissions. The standard gearbox is a ZF Type G six-speed manual, identical to the one offered in the E60 M5/E63 M6/E64 M6 (only in North America). Its ratios are as follows: 4.06 (1), 2.40 (2), 1.58 (3), 1.19 (4), 1.00 (5), 0.87 (6). The final drive ratio is 3.85:1.

Beginning in February of 2008, all M3s were also offered with the optional M Double Clutch Transmission or M DCT. The first of its kind ever offered by BMW M, this 7-speed sequential gearbox utilizes two clutches, one for the odd-numbered gears and one for the even-numbered gears. This allows for nearly instantaneous shifting times. As with the earlier SMG transmissions, M DCT is equipped with Drivelogic software that provides 11 different shift programs (5 in automatic and 6 in manual). Its ratios are as follows: 4.78 (1), 2.93 (2), 2.15 (3), 1.68 (4), 1.39 (5), 1.20 (6), 1.00 (7) . The final drive ratio is 3.15:1.
What kind of stability control system is fitted to the E90, E92 and E93 M3?
The E90, E92 and E93 M3 are equipped with the MK60ES Dynamic Stability Control system jointly developed by Teves and BMW. In addition to being able to reduce engine power and/or apply braking force to any single wheel, this iteration of DSC also incorporates Brake Standby (which prepares for hard braking by pressuring the pad up against the rotor when the driver abruptly reduces throttle), Brake Drying (which pressures the pad up against the rotor when the rain sensor detects moisture in order to keep the brake pads dry), and Start-Off Assistant (which holds the brakes for one second after the driver's foot is removed from the brake pedal in uphill conditions). DSC can be completely disabled on all M3s, while cars equipped with MDrive (a standard or optional feature, depending on the market and production date) can be switched into M Dynamic Mode (MDM), which raises the threshold at which the system will engage. The DSC system is designed to work in concert with the standard M Variable Differential Lock.
What is the M Variable Differential Lock and how does it work?
The Variable M Differential Lock, fitted as standard equipment to every E90, E92 and E93 M3, is an advanced version of the traditional limited slip differential that was jointly developed by BMW M and GKN Viscodrive. Though still entirely mechanical in operation, the M Variable Differential Lock is activated when there is a difference in rotational speed between the two rear wheels. This difference pressurizes a viscous silicon fluid, which then operates a multi-disc clutch that directs more power to the wheel with the greatest traction.
What is MDrive and how does it work?
First introduced in the E60/E61 M5 and E63/E64 M6, MDrive is a feature that allows the driver to customize his or her dynamic preferences in a number of areas so that those settings can be instantly recalled via the "M" button on the steering wheel. In E90, E92 and E93 M3s equipped with MDrive (a standard or optional feature, depending on the market and production date), preferences for the following systems can be customized: M DCT Drivelogic* (11 modes), throttle response (two modes), EDC suspension damping* (three modes), Servotronic power steering response (two modes) and DSC activation (three modes). *on M3s equipped with this available feature
What function does the "Power" button have?
Every E90, E92 and E93 M3 is equipped with a "Power" button located on the center console. Unlike a similar button found in the E60/E61 M5 and E63/E64 M6 that alters the maximum engine power, the Power button in the M3 only changes the throttle response between normal and sport modes.
Chassis
How does the suspension of the E90, E92 and E93 M3 differ from that of the standard 3 Series?
The E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible utilize the same basic all-aluminum MacPherson strut/multi-link suspension design as other 3 Series models. However, the suspension has been substantially modified by BMW M GmbH with the following changes:
—Modified front subframe and thrust plate
—Wider front track (by 1.5-inches)
—Additional support for front spring strut
—Forged alloy control arms, camber struts and wishbone
—Wider rear track (by 0.4 inches)
—Revised suspension geometry front and rear
—Stiffer bushings front and rear
—Steel balljoints in place of some rear bushings
—Specific shock damping and spring rates
—Available Electronic Damping Control (EDC), which provides constant variation of the shock stiffness depending on road conditions and also allows the driver to choose from three shock programs: Comfort, Normal and Sport.
—26.5mm front anti-roll bar (28mm for E93 M3 convertible)
—22.5mm rear anti-roll bar (23.6mm for E93 M3 convertible)
What type of braking system is used by the E90, E92 and E93 M3?
The E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible are equipped with four-wheel vented and cross-drilled disc brakes that measure 14.2-inches in the front and 13.8-inches in the rear. The two-piece rotors are comprised of an aluminum inner hat and a cast iron outer portion that are connected with steel pins. Single-piston calipers (painted semi-gloss black) are utilized front and rear, though the fronts are made of a lightweight alloy.
What type of steering system is used in the E90, E92 and E93 M3?
The E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible are equipped with a rack-and-pinion steering system with a fixed ratio of 12.5:1, which is 22 percent quicker than the rack found in other 3 Series.

In addition, the steering is equipped with Servotronic variable power assistance that constantly varies the amount of assist based on vehicle speed. On M3s equipped with MDrive, two different parameters for the overall level of assist are offered: Comfort and Sport. On M3s equipped with both MDrive and EDC, these settings are linked to the three Electronic Damping Control (EDC) modes: Greater steering assistance (Comfort) is given when the EDC is set to Comfort mode and less steering assistance (Sport) is provided in both EDC Normal and EDC Sport.
What are the factory wheel and tire sizes for the E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible?
The E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible are equipped as standard equipment with a cast M Radial Spoke alloy wheel that measures 8.5 x 18-inches in front (with 245/40ZR18 tires) and 9.5 x 18-nches in the rear (with 265/40ZR18 tires). There are two slightly different versions of these wheels, identifiable only by a slight deviation in the shape of the spokes: The Style 219M (for North America*) and Style 260M (for all other markets). Both the Style 219M and Style 260M were painted Ferric Grey prior to September of 2010, at which point the finish changed to silver. *It is thought that the slight variation in wheel design was necessary so that the Style 219M could accommodate tire pressure sensors mandated by U.S. law.

As an option, the E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible could also be upgraded to 19-inch forged M Double Spoke alloy wheels (Style 220M) with a polished finish. The wheel widths are unchanged from the standard 18s and they carry 245/35ZR19 (front) and 265/35ZR19 (rear) tires.

Finally, E90 M3 sedans and E92 M3 coupes equipped with the Competition Package (ZCP) option include cast alloy wheels in a Y-Spoke design (Style 359M). These wheels are 0.5-inches wider front and rear but carry the same tires sizes as the forged M Double Spoke wheels (Style 220M).
Cosmetics
How do the exteriors of the E90, E92 and E93 M3 differ from those of a standard 3 Series?
The exterior styling of the E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible is substantially different from that of other 3 Series models. Few body panels are shared in common, and all bodywork forward of the A-pillars is unique to the M3. It is also worth noting that the E90 M3 sedan is shorter (by 1.4 inches), taller (by 1.2 inches) and wider (by 0.5 inches) than both the E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible, and therefore much of its bodywork is also unique. Finally, unlike all other 3 Series models, the M3 did not receive any bodywork changes as part of its LCI update.

The front-end styling is shared among all body styles and is totally specific to the M3, with the exception of the headlights and twin "kidney" grille, which are shared with the standard E92 coupe/E93 convertible. The front fascia contains three large openings that channel air to the cooling systems for the engine, transmission and steering. There are two additional intakes on the aluminum hood, though only the one on the left-hand side is functional. The hood also incorporates a "power dome" to clear the tall intake plenum of the S65 motor.

The side profile of the M3 features widened front fenders that incorporate chrome side "gills" with integrated LED turn signals and the "M3" logo. There are also more pronounced side sills and unique M side mirrors that appear to have dual attachment points, though only the bottom arm is actually attached to the A-pillar. Shadowline (dechromed) window trim was standard equipment on all M3 sedans and coupes, though only offered on M3 convertibles in some markets.

At the back, the standard 3 Series trunk lid is supplemented by a small body-color lip spoiler (never available on the M3 convertible and deletable at no extra cost on the M3 sedan and M3 coupe) and an "M3" badge. The rear bumper incorporates a large central diffuser covered by a black mesh insert (of the same design as the front intake insert) and the quad exhaust tips that have become an M trademark.

Finally, M3 coupes without the optional moonroof are equipped with a carbon fiber roof panel that saves approximately 11 lbs. compared to a standard steel roof (or 44 lbs. compared to a standard steel roof with the optional glass moonroof).
How do the interiors of the E90, E92 and E93 M3 differ from those of a standard 3 Series?
The interiors of the E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible share their overall design and construction with those of other 3 Series models. However, they do contain the following unique features:
—A 3-spoke M steering wheel with tri-color M stitching on the rim. On cars with MDrive, there is also an "M" button on the right-hand spoke (to select the programmable MDrive mode), while cars equipped with M DCT have prominent shift paddles
M sport seats with power-adjustable side bolster width and the "M" logo on each headrest (power adjustment standard on all M3s except in the U.S., where manual seats were offered on M3 sedans and coupes as of 9/2010 production)
Special M instrumentation with aluminum bezels, white lighting, red gauge needles, unique instrument graphics (including a graduated 330 kph/200 mph speedometer) and an oil temperature gauge under the tachometer
Additional buttons on the center console to control the throttle response mode, shock damping mode (on cars equipped with EDC), and stability control mode
Illuminated leather shift knob (manual transmission) or illuminated M DCT shifter, both with "M" logo
—Combination "Speed" cloth and Novillo leather upholstery (M3 sedan and M3 coupe only), Novillo leather upholstery or extended Novillo leather upholstery
Door sill plates bearing the "M3" logo
—M Design driver's footrest
—Anthracite headliner
—Four types of M3-specific interior trims (Titanium Shadow, brushed Aluminum Shadow, Carbon Structure leather and Anthracite Sycamore wood)
Special Versions
Were there any special versions of the E90 + E92 + E93 M3?
BMW M produced an unprecedented number of special edition models based on the E90, E92 and E93 M3. However, only two featured significant mechanical upgrades: The E90 M3 CRT sedan and E92 M3 GTS coupe. The other 25 were created in conjunction with BMW Individual and were limited (with one minor exception) to only cosmetic alterations. Five of these were official BMW M GmbH special editions based on the E92 M3 coupe and sold in multiple markets around the globe: The M3 Edition, M3 Frozen Black/Frozen Grey Edition, M3 Competition Edition, M3 Frozen Limited Edition and M3 DTM Champion Edition. Each is described in thorough detail below. The other 20 editions were created by BMW Individual at the request of specific BMW importers and sold only in one specific market. A brief description of each can be found by clicking on the bar below.
    • BMW Individual Code  
      Market Offered Russia
      Transmission Options M-DCT only
      Competition Package (ZCP) NO
      Available Paint Colors Matte Black (Jet Black with a wrap)
      Available Upholstery Colors Black extended Novillo leather (NDSW) with Mugello Red contrast stitching
      Special Edition Features Matte Black wrap and Matte Black wheels (both supplied and installed by CarTech in Munich prior to shipping), "black chrome" exhaust tips, red brake calipers
      Number Produced 5
      Production Period 7/2009
    • BMW Individual Code  
      Market Offered USA
      Transmission Options M-DCT only
      Competition Package (ZCP) YES
      Available Paint Colors Frozen Grey metallic (U83)
      Available Upholstery Colors Black & Fox Red Bi-Color Novillo leather (NCH5)
      Special Edition Features
      Number Produced 30
      Production Period 5/2010 through 7/2010
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    • BMW Individual Code KA361
      Market Offered China
      Transmission Options M-DCT only
      Competition Package (ZCP) YES
      Available Paint Colors Fire Orange II (U94)
      Available Upholstery Colors Black extended Novillo leather (NDSW) with Dark Kyalami Orange contrast stitching and tigerhead emblem on front headrests
      Special Edition Features "black chrome" grille + side intake trim + exhaust tips, Jet Black 19-inch alloy wheels (Style 359M), door sill plates with "tiger edition" script
      Number Produced 30
      Production Period 6/2010 through 7/2010
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    • BMW Individual Code KA370
      Market Offered Australia
      Transmission Options Manual or M-DCT
      Competition Package (ZCP) NO
      Available Paint Colors All regular M3 paint selections
      Available Upholstery Colors All regular M3 upholstery selections
      Special Edition Features "black chrome" grille + side intake trim + exhaust tips, Jet Black intake grilles in hood, Jet Black 19-inch alloy wheels (Style 220M)
      Number Produced 100 (49 sedans and 51 coupes)
      Production Period 10/2010 through 10/2011
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    • BMW Individual Code KA404
      Market Offered Australia
      Transmission Options Manual or M-DCT
      Competition Package (ZCP) NO
      Available Paint Colors All standard M3 colors, as well as Atlantis metallic (399), Dakar Yellow II (337), Imola Red II (405), Santorini Blue II (327), Laguna Seca Blue (448), Fire Orange II (U94), Brilliant White metallic (U21), Monte Carlo Blue metallic (B05) and Blue Onyx metallic (S11)
      Available Upholstery Colors Anthracite Speed cloth + Black Nappa leather (GEAT) or Black Novillo leather (NCSW)
      Special Edition Features "black chrome" grille + side intake trim + exhaust tips, Jet Black intake grilles in hood, Jet Black 19-inch alloy wheels (Style 220M), parking brake handle with M tri-color stitiching and "M Power" inscription, door sill plates with checkered flag insignia
      Number Produced 51
      Production Period 3/2012 through 7/2012
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    • BMW Individual Code KA434
      Market Offered New Zealand
      Transmission Options Manual or M-DCT
      Competition Package (ZCP) NO
      Available Paint Colors Alpine White III (300), Jet Black (668) or Mineral White metallic (A96)
      Available Upholstery Colors Anthracite Speed cloth + Black Nappa leather (GEAT) or Black Novillo leather (NCSW) NOTE: One car produced with Fox Red Novillo leather (NCH2)
      Special Edition Features "black chrome" grille + side intake trim + exhaust tips, Jet Black intake grilles in hood, Jet Black 19-inch alloy wheels (Style 220M), parking brake handle with M tri-color stitiching and "M Power" inscription, door sill plates with checkered flag insignia
      Number Produced 20
      Production Period 12/2012 through 6/2013
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    • BMW Individual Code
      Market Offered Hong Kong
      Transmission Options M-DCT only* (NOTE: 1 manual produced)
      Competition Package (ZCP) YES
      Available Paint Colors Alpine White III (300), Fire Orange II (U94) or Mineral White metallic (A96)
      Available Upholstery Colors Black Novillo leather (NCSW) with Alpine White III and Fire Orange II paints, Fox Red Novillo leather (NCH2) with Mineral White metallic paint
      Special Edition Features "black chrome" grille + side intake trim + exhaust tips, Jet Black intake grilles in hood, carbon fiber front splitters + mirror caps + rear spoiler lip, Jet Black 19-inch alloy wheels (Style 359M)
      Number Produced 20 (10 in Alpine White III, 5 in Fire Orange II, 5 in Mineral White metallic)
      Production Period 9/2010 through 10/2010
    • BMW Individual Code
      Market Offered Japan
      Transmission Options Manual or M-DCT
      Competition Package (ZCP) YES
      Available Paint Colors Fire Orange II (U94)
      Available Upholstery Colors Black Novillo leather(NCSW) NOTE: 1 example with Black extended Novillo leather (NDSW) and 1 example with Fox Red Novillo leather (NCH2)
      Special Edition Features BMW Peformance carbon fiber side mirror caps + rear spoiler lip, Jet Black 19-inch alloy wheels (Style 359M), BMW Performance carbon fiber interior trim
      Number Produced 27 (12 in left-hand drive and 15 in right-hand drive)
      Production Period 12/2010 through 11/2011
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    • BMW Individual Code
      Market Offered Brazil
      Transmission Options M-DCT only
      Competition Package (ZCP) YES
      Available Paint Colors Fire Orange II (U94)
      Available Upholstery Colors Black extended Novillo leather (NDSW) with Dark Kyalami Orange contrast stitching
      Special Edition Features "black chrome" grille + side intake trim + exhaust tips, Jet Black intake grilles in hood, Jet Black 19-inch alloy wheels (Style 359M)
      Number Produced 27
      Production Period 2/2011 through 5/2011
    • BMW Individual Code KA384
      Market Offered Latin America
      Transmission Options M-DCT only
      Competition Package (ZCP) YES
      Available Paint Colors Mineral White metallic (A96) or Jerez Black metallic (A73)
      Available Upholstery Colors Black extended Novillo leather (NDSW) with Mugello Red contrast stitching
      Special Edition Features "black chrome" grille + side intake trim + exhaust tips, BMW Individual high-gloss black interior trim with "Miramar Edition" script, "Miramar Edition" trunk badge
      Number Produced 27 (17 Mineral White metallic and 10 Jerez Black metallic)
      Production Period 4/2011 through 5/2011
    • BMW Individual Code
      Market Offered United Kingdom
      Transmission Options M-DCT only
      Competition Package (ZCP) YES
      Available Paint Colors Frozen Silver metallic (W07)
      Available Upholstery Colors Black Novillo leather (NCSW)
      Special Edition Features Matte Black 19-inch alloy wheels (Style 359M)
      Number Produced 10
      Production Period 3/2011
    • BMW Individual Code KA370
      Market Offered United Kingdom
      Transmission Options M-DCT only
      Competition Package (ZCP) NO
      Available Paint Colors Monte Carlo Blue metallic (B05) or Brilliant White metallic (U21)
      Available Upholstery Colors Black Novillo leather (NCSW)
      Special Edition Features "black chrome" grille + side intake trim + exhaust tips, Jet Black intake grilles in hood, Jet Black 19-inch alloy wheels (Style 220M)
      Number Produced 32 (16 in each exterior color)
      Production Period 4/2011 through 10/2011
    • BMW Individual Code KA370
      Market Offered South Korea
      Transmission Options M-DCT only
      Competition Package (ZCP) NO
      Available Paint Colors Frozen Grey metallic (U83)
      Available Upholstery Colors Fox Red extended Novillo leather (NDH2)
      Special Edition Features "black chrome" grille + side intake trim + exhaust tips, Jet Black intake grilles in hood, Jet Black 19-inch alloy wheels (Style 220M)
      Number Produced 10
      Production Period 6/2011
    • BMW Individual Code KA382
      Market Offered China
      Transmission Options M-DCT only
      Competition Package (ZCP) NO
      Available Paint Colors Mineral White metallic (A96)
      Available Upholstery Colors Black Novillo leather (NCSW) with Platinum Novillo leather central seat stripes + door armrests + center armrests, Platinum contrast stitching throughout
      Special Edition Features BMW Performance carbon fiber front splitters + rear spoiler lip, black side stripes, "CARBON EDITION M" logo on front doors, "black chrome" grille + side intake trim + exhaust tips, Jet Black intake grilles in hood, Jet Black 19-inch alloy wheels (Style 220M), carbon fiber interior trim inlaid with "CARBON EDITION One of 111", door sill plates with "CARBON EDITION" logo
      Number Produced 115 (111 production and 4 preproduction)
      Production Period 7/2011 through 10/2011 (pre-production examples in 3/2011 and 4/2011)
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    • BMW Individual Code KA401
      Market Offered United Kingdom
      Transmission Options M-DCT only
      Competition Package (ZCP) YES
      Available Paint Colors Electric Red (438) or Santorini Blue II (327) or Mineral White metallic (A96)
      Available Upholstery Colors Black extended Novillo leather (NDSW) with Mugello Red contrast stitching (with Electric Red paint), Black extended Novillo leather (NDSW) with Tobago Blue contrast stitching (with Santorin Blue II paint), Black extended Novillo leather (NDSW) with Lotus White contrast stitching (with Mineral White metallic paint)
      Special Edition Features "black chrome" grille + side intake trim + exhaust tips, Jet Black intake grilles in hood
      Number Produced 90 (40 in Mineral White metallic, 25 in Electric Red, 25 in Santorini Blue II)
      Production Period 10/2011
    • BMW Individual Code KA390
      Market Offered United Kingdom
      Transmission Options M-DCT only
      Competition Package (ZCP) YES
      Available Paint Colors Frozen Red* or Frozen Blue metallic (W91) or Frozen Brilliant White metallic (W93) *Electric Red (438) with a matte wrap
      Available Upholstery Colors Black extended Novillo leather (NDSW) with Mugello Red contrast stitching (with Frozen Red paint), Black extended Novillo leather (NDSW) with Tobago Blue contrast stitching (with Frozen Blue metallic paint), Black extended Novillo leather (NDSW) with Lotus White contrast stitching (with Frozen Brilliant White metallic paint)
      Special Edition Features "black chrome" grille + side intake trim + exhaust tips, Jet Black intake grilles in hood, matte black wheels (Style 359M), Alcantara steering wheel, tri-color "M" logo embossed on front headrests, velour floor mats with color-keyed trim, Piano Black interior trim engraved with "BMW M Performance Edition One of 30", door sill plates inscribed with "BMW M Performance Edition"
      Number Produced 30 (10 in each exterior color)
      Production Period 2/2012 through 3/2012
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    • BMW Individual Code KA398
      Market Offered United Kingdom
      Transmission Options Manual or M-DCT
      Competition Package (ZCP) NO
      Available Paint Colors Imola Red II (405) or Santorini Blue II (327) or Mineral White metallic (A96) or Carbon Black metallic (416) or Stratus metallic (440) or Tanzanite Blue metallic (X10)
      Available Upholstery Colors Black extended Novillo leather (NDSW) with Mugello Red contrast stitching (with Imola Red II and Stratus metallic paints) or Black extended Novillo leather (NDSW) with Tobago Blue contrast stitching (with Santorini Blue II and Tanzanite Blue metallic paints) or Fox Red extended Novillo leather (NDH2) with Black contrast stitching (with Mineral White metallic and Carbon Black metallic paints)
      Special Edition Features "black chrome" grille + side intake trim + exhaust tips, Jet Black intake grilles in hood, Jet Black 19-inch alloy wheels (Style 220M), Piano Black interior trim inscribed with "BMW M3 Limited Edition, One of 500"
      Number Produced 484 (279 coupes and 205 convertibles)
      Production Period 3/2012 through 8/2013
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    • BMW Individual Code KA413
      Market Offered USA
      Transmission Options Manual or M-DCT
      Competition Package (ZCP) YES
      Available Paint Colors Fire Orange II (U94)
      Available Upholstery Colors Anthracite Speed cloth + Black Nappa leather (GEAT) or Black Novillo leather (NCSW)
      Special Edition Features BMW Performance exhaust, BMW Performance carbon fiber front splitters + rear lip spoiler, BMW Performance Alcantara steering wheel with blue index stripe, optional Jet Black 19-inch alloy wheels (Style 359M), "Lime Rock Park Limited Edition M3 Coupe" decal on driver-side rear window and plaque on center console inscibed with "M3 Lime Rock Park Edition, Created in Limited Numbers by BMW M GmbH, ONE of 200"
      Number Produced 200
      Production Period 7/2012 through 10/2012
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    • BMW Individual Code
      Market Offered Canada
      Transmission Options Manual or M-DCT
      Competition Package (ZCP) YES
      Available Paint Colors Fire Orange II (U94)
      Available Upholstery Colors Black extended Novillo leather (NDSW) with Dark Kyalami Orange contrast stitching
      Special Edition Features optional "black chrome" grille + side intake trim + exhaust tips
      Number Produced 23
      Production Period 5/2013 through 6/2013
    • BMW Individual Code
      Market Offered Canada
      Transmission Options Manual or M-DCT
      Competition Package (ZCP) YES
      Available Paint Colors Santorini Blue II (327)
      Available Upholstery Colors Black extended Novillo leather (NDSW) with Tobago Blue contrast stitching
      Special Edition Features "black chrome" grille + side intake trim + exhaust tips, Matte Black 19-inch alloy wheels (Style 359M)
      Number Produced 14
      Production Period 6/2013

What distinguishes the E92 M3 GTS?
In May of 2010, BMW M GmbH announced a limited-production (no more than 150 units) version of the E92 M3 coupe with even more power and reduced weight compared to the standard model. Though not conceived strictly for homologation purposes, the street-legal M3 GTS was unquestionably intended for both road and track driving, as evidenced by its standard roll cage (in place of the rear seats) and fastening points for two Schroth six-point harnesses (not factory installed but supplied with each car, along with a fire extinguisher). Because the modifications to the M3 GTS were so extensive, the cars were semi-completed on the normal 3 Series production line at Regensburg (from a modified body-in-white) and then transported to the BMW M facility in Garching for final assembly. Production of the M3 GTS occurred in small batches between May of 2010 and December of 2011. A total of 138 examples were produced in total, 113 in left-hand drive (mainly for Germany) and 25 in right-hand drive (mainly for the UK).

The M3 GTS received a 4,361-cc version of the S65 V8, its larger displacement achieved by an increase in the piston stroke from 75.2mm to 82mm. In combination with a lightweight exhaust system featuring titanium silencers, maximum horsepower increased from 420 hp (DIN) @ 8,300 rpm to 450 hp (DIN) @ 8,300 rpm and maximum torque swelled from 295 lb-ft @ 3,900 rpm to 325 lb-ft @ 3,750 rpm. Power was transferred exclusively via the 7-speed M-DCT gearbox, modified with increased oil capacity and GTS-specific software calibration.The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) software was also altered.

The chassis was upgraded to a true coil-over suspension with double-adjustable (rebound and compression) shocks and rigid bushings on the rear axle. Ride height was reduced by 16mm (0.62 inches) in front and 12mm (0.47 inches) in the rear. Brakes were upgraded to 378mm (14.89-inch) front rotors with six-piston calipers and 380mm (14.96-inch) rear rotors with four-piston calipers, all featuring stainless steel Stahlflex brake lines. The matte black 19-inch Y-spoke alloy wheels (Style 359M) measured 9x19-inches front and 10x19-inches in back (0.5-inches wider than the standard M3), though tire sizes remained unchanged. There were no changes to the M3's rack-and-pinion steering system.

With the exception of two cars painted Alpine White III (300), the M3 GTS was offered exclusively in Fire Orange II (U94) and this color even extended to the motor's valve cover. The standard E92 M3 bodywork (including the carbon fiber roof) was supplemented by a prominent front diffuser and dual-post rear spoiler, both in contrasting black and adjustable to individual track conditions. The front grille and side gills were also finished in "black chrome metal effect". Except for cars with the radio option, lightweight Polycarbonate was used for the rear window glass (including the rear side glass). However, the majority of the total weight savings of 70 kg (154 lbs) was the result of a smaller battery, reduced sound insulation, lightweight door panels and center console (both covered in Alcantara), plus the deletion of the rear seats and most creature comforts, including the radio and air conditioning (both available for no extra cost). In addition, the interior of the M3 GTS received manually-adustable Recaro front seats trimmed in black cloth, an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, door sill plates with a checkered flag motif (shared with the M3 Edition and M3 Competition Edition) and carbon fiber dashboard trim inlaid with "GTS" and each car's unique edition number.
What distinguishes the E90 M3 CRT?
The E90 M3 CRT (Carbon Racing Technology) sedan was unveiled in June of 2011 at the M Night held during the Nürburgring 24-hour race. It entered limited production two months later, following the same assembly procedure as the M3 GTS: semi-completion at Regensburg followed by final manufacture at the BMW M GmbH facility in Garching. Though the M3 CRT sedan shared its entire drivetrain and chassis with the E92 M3 GTS coupe, it was not intended to be nearly as overtly track-focused. Instead, the M3 CRT was created to showcase BMW's expertise in the manufacturing of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic or CFRP.

As a byproduct of the manufacturing of CFRP passenger cells for the forthcoming i3 and i8 models (which would enter series production a few years later), BMW M was able to repurpose leftover CFRP "cuttings" into CFRP mats. Once impregnated with resin and hardened, two of these mats were fashioned into the lightweight hood of the M3 CRT, resulting in a weight savings of 50 percent over the standard aluminum equivalent. A similar process was used to produce the lightweight CFRP front seats, as well as the central front lip spoiler and curved rear trunklid spoiler. This resulted in a reduced curb weight of 1,580 kg (3,483 lbs), a net savings of 45 kg (99 lbs) compared to the basic E90 M3 sedan. However, considering the generous amount of interior equipment included with every M3 CRT (automatic climate control, BMW Professional navigation system, BMW Individual audio system etc..), the weight reduction was actually closer to 70 kg (154 lbs). Furthermore, most of that savings was over the front axle, thereby improving the car's overall balance.

BMW M ultimately produced 67 identical (and individually-numbered) examples of the E90 M3 CRT during August, September and October of 2011: 62 in left-hand drive and five in right-hand drive. (Plus one additional pre-production car—edition number "00"—that was built in June of 2011 and retained by BMW M.) All were painted Frozen Polar Silver metallic (W73) with matte black Y-spoke alloy wheels (Style 359M) and front grille, as well as several exterior details in contrasting Melbourne Red metallic (A75), including the air intakes in the hood and side gills, plus the edges of the CFRP front lip spoiler and curved CFRP rear trunk lid spoiler. The interior of the M3 CRT was trimmed in a combination of Black and Sakhir Orange extended Novillo leather with Sakhir Orange contrast stitching throughout. This included the two front CFRP seats, as well as two individual rear seats in place of the usual three-seat bench. Rounding out the interior changes were an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, Sakhir Orange door sill plates, velour floor mats with Sakhir Orange edging and "aluminum grain" trim on the dashboard and door armrests.
What distinguishes the E92 M3 Edition?
The first E92 M3 special edition carried the internal BMW Individual code KA335 but was officially known simply as the M3 Edition, except in certain specific markets (for example, in Italy and Russia, it was marketed as the Black & White edition). The M3 Edition debuted the "black chrome metal effect" front grille, side gills and exhaust tips that would be featured on many future M3 special editions. Furthermore, the mirror caps and air intakes in the hood were painted in contrasting Jet Black, while the 19-inch forged M Double Spoke alloy wheels (Style 220M) were painted either Jet Black or Aspen White (exclusively Jet Black on Dakar Yellow II cars). Unlike the other M3 special editions from BMW Individual that would follow, the M3 Edition also featured one small mechanical alteration: shorter (by 10mm) springs taken from the Japanese-market E92 M3.

The M3 Edition was produced in five different paint colors, each paired with a specific interior scheme (though not all colors were offered in all markets). Three of these were shared with the standard M3: Alpine White III, Jet Black and Jerez Black metallic. All three paints were paired with Black Novillo leather featuring Silverstone II Novillo leather on the central seat stripes, center console (including armrests) and door armrests, as well as Light Grey contrast stitching throughout. The final two paint colors were borrowed from other BMW M models: Dakar Yellow II (from the E36 M3) paired with Black Novillo leather featuring Lemon central seat stripes and contrast stitching or Monte Carlo Blue metallic (from the E70 X5 M and E71 X6 M) paired with Black Novillo leather featuring Tobago Blue central seat stripes and contrast stitching. All M3 Edition interiors also included special door sill plates with a checkered flag inlay.

A total of 707 E92 M3 Edition models were produced between July and December of 2009: 294 left-hand drive examples in ECE specification (sold in Europe, China, Russia, the Middle East and Latin America), 366 right-hand drive examples in ECE specification (sold in the UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore) and 47 left-hand drive examples in North American specification (sold exclusively in Canada).
What distinguishes the E92 M3 Frozen Black and Frozen Grey editions?
Production of the E92 M3 Frozen Black edition initially began in April of 2010 under BMW Individual internal code KA355. In addition to the Frozen Black paint (Black Sapphire metallic with a dull clearcoat), the Frozen Black edition included 19-inch forged M Double Spoke alloy wheels (Style 220M) painted Jet Black, red brake calipers and Black extended Novillo leather upholstery with Mugello Red contrast stitching. Production of the KA355 edition lasted just three months, during which time 27 examples were produced in total (for Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Latin America, the UK, Australia, South Africa, Singapore and Canada).

The KA355 edition was then replaced by the KA373 edition in September of 2010. This retained all the equipment of the earlier Frozen Black edition but supplemented it with a "black chrome metal effect" front grille, side gills and exhaust tips. Furthermore, the KA373 edition was also produced in Frozen Grey metallic (Space Grey metallic with a dull clearcoat) and offered with the optional Competition Package, in which case the Y-spoke alloy wheels (Style 359M) were painted matte black. A total of 263 examples of the Frozen Black edition (version KA373) were produced, mainly for Germany, China, Latin America, the UK, Australia, South Africa (where it included AC Schnitzer software, air intake and exhaust) the USA and Canada. In addition, 209 examples of the Frozen Grey edition were produced, mainly for Germany, the Netherlands (where it was known as the M3 Track Edition and included a BMW Performance exhaust, carbon fiber splitters and carbon fiber mirror caps), China, Latin America, the UK, Australia and Hong Kong. (Canada received just one Frozen Grey edition example, the only one produced for North America, while the USA received its own unique Frozen Grey M3 see M3 "National Edition" chart above.)
What distinguishes the E92 M3 Competition Edition?
The E92 M3 Competition Edition was first unveiled during the M Festival held at the Nürburgring during the weekend of the 24-hour race in June of 2011. However, actual production did not begin until September of that year. Though initially offered only in Frozen Silver metallic (Silverstone II metallic with a dull clearcoat), the Competition Edition was later produced in Frozen Black metallic (only for Germany and Mexico), Frozen Grey metallic (only for Germany and Mexico) and Frozen White metallic (only for Brazil). All carry the internal BMW Individual designation KA381, regardless of paint color, and all are equipped with both the M-DCT transmission and Competition Package.

In addition to one of four matte paint colors, the Competition Edition included the "black chrome metal effect" front grille, side gills and exhaust tips, as well as the Jet Black intakes in the hood and matte black Y-Spoke alloy wheels (Style 359M). All interiors were equipped with either Black Novillo leather upholstery or Black extended Novillo leather upholstery, both with Palladium Silver leather on the central seat stripes and Blue Grey contrast stitching throughout. Some cars also received additional Palladium Silver leather on the central armrests and door-mounted armrests. Special interior equipment included carbon fiber trim on the dashboard and center console, an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel with the checkered flag "M3" logo, the "M Power" inscription on the parking brake handle, plus door sill plates with the checkered flag insignia (identical to those of the earlier M3 Edition).

The M3 Competition Edition was offered in nearly all worldwide markets and remained in production all the way until the E92 M3 was discontinued in June of 2013, by which time 385 examples had been produced in total. Of these, all but 56 were painted Frozen Silver metallic (which was the exclusive color in all markets except Germany, Mexico and Brazil). NOTE: In the UK, the M3 Competition Edition was known as the M3 Frozen Silver Edition.
What distinguishes the E92 M3 Frozen Limited Edition?
The E92 M3 Frozen Limited Edition (internal BMW Individual code KA419) was announced in late 2012, though most were produced during the first six months of 2013. As its name implies, this edition featured a choice of four matte exterior colors, each paired to a specific upholstery scheme: Frozen Red metallic (Sakhir Orange metallic with a matte clearcoat) paired with Black extended Novillo leather and Mugello Red contrast stitching, Frozen Brilliant White metallic (Brilliant White metallic with a dull clearcoat) paired with Black extended Novillo leather and Lotus White contrast stitching, Frozen Blue metallic (Monte Carlo Blue metallic with a dull clearcoat) and Frozen Dark Blue metallic (Deep Sea Blue metallic with a dull clearcoat), both paired with Black extended Novillo leather and Tobago Blue contrast stitching. In addition, the Frozen Limited Edition included the "black chrome metal effect" front grille, side gills and exhaust tips, as well as the Competition Package with matte black Y-spoke alloy wheels (Style 359M). Though the majority of Frozen Limited Edition M3s were produced for the United States (150 examples) and Canada (40 examples), an additional 41 cars were sold in other left-hand drive markets, predominantly Germany and South Korea.
What distinguishes the E92 M3 DTM Champion Edition?
In order to celebrate BMW M's triumphant return to DTM racing in 2012 (after a nearly 20-year absence), 54 examples of the E92 M3 DTM Champion Edition (internal BMW Individual code KA438) were produced between February and June of 2013, all equipped with the M-DCT gearbox and Competition Package. Designed to mimic the look of the actual DTM racer, each of the identical M3 DTM Champion Editions was finished in Frozen Black metallic with a central tri-color M stripe on the roof and trunk lid, as well as M logos on the lower front fenders and a decal in both rear windows with the Canadian flag plus the letters "SPE" (to identify Canadian Bruno Spengler, the champion driver) followed by "DTM Champion 2012". Further special exterior features included the "black chrome metal effect" front grille, side gills and exhaust tips, plus Jet Black intakes in the hood and matte black Y-spoke alloy wheels (Style 359M). The DTM Champion Edition interior largely mimicked that of the M3 Competition Edition (Black extended Novillo leather upholstery with Palladium Silver central seat stripes and Blue Grey contrast stitching, carbon fiber dashboard/console trim, Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel with checkered flag M3 logo, "M Power" inscription on the parking brake handle), though it also included special door sill plates that referenced Spengler's helmet design and a special inlay in the carbon fiber trim with Spengler's signature followed by each individual car number out of 54. Nearly all were produced for European markets, though four cars went to the Middle East and 10 cars went to Japan (five in left-hand drive and five in right-hand drive). A sixth right-hand drive example was produced for Hong Kong.
Color and Upholstery Selections


The following chart lists all regularly available paint colors for the E90 + E92 + E93 M3 models. (NOTE: BMW Individual paints not offered in some markets.)

PAINT NAME CODE GROUPPRODUCTION PERIOD
Alpine White III 300 BMW AG05/2007 through 10/2013
Jet Black 668 BMW AG05/2007 through 10/2013
Sparkling Graphite metallic A22 BMW AG05/2007 through 08/2008
Space Grey metallic A52 BMW AG09/2008 through 10/2013
Mineral White metallic* (*not for E90 M3 sedan) A96 BMW AG03/2010 through 10/2013
Silverstone II metallic A29 BMW M05/2007 through 10/2013
Interlagos Blue metallic A30 BMW M05/2007 through 10/2013
Le Mans Blue metallic 381 BMW M09/2008 through 10/2013
Jerez Black metallic A73 BMW M05/2007 through 10/2013
Melbourne Red metallic A75 BMW M09/2008 through 10/2013
Azurite Black metallic S34 BMW INDIVIDUAL09/2008 through 10/2013
Diopside Black metallic S44 BMW INDIVIDUAL09/2008 through 10/2013
Aventurine Silver metallic S58 BMW INDIVIDUAL09/2008 through 08/2010
Ruby Black metallic X03 BMW INDIVIDUAL09/2008 through 10/2013
Moonstone metallic X04 BMW INDIVIDUAL09/2008 through 10/2013


The following chart lists all regularly available upholstery colors for the E90 + E92 + E93 M3. (NOTE: BMW Individual upholsteries not offered in some markets.)

UPHOLSTERY NAME CODE GROUPPRODUCTION PERIOD
Anthracite Speed cloth + Black Novillo leather* (*not for E93) GEAT BMW M05/2007 through 10/2013
Black Novillo leather NCSW BMW M05/2007 through 10/2013
Black extended Novillo leather NDSW BMW M05/2007 through 10/2013
Palladium Silver Novillo leather NCH1 BMW M05/2007 through 10/2013
Palladium Silver extended Novillo leather NDH1 BMW M05/2007 through 10/2013
Fox Red Novillo leather NCH2 BMW M05/2007 through 10/2013
Fox Red extended Novillo leather NDH2 BMW M05/2007 through 10/2013
Bamboo Beige Novillo leather NCH3 BMW M05/2007 through 10/2013
Bamboo Beige extended Novillo leather NDH3 BMW M05/2007 through 10/2013
Palladium Silver + Black Novillo leather* (*USA market only) NCH4 BMW M09/2010 through 10/2013
Fox Red + Black Novillo leather* (*USA market only) NCH5 BMW M09/2010 through 10/2013
Amarone extended Novillo leather BMW INDIVIDUAL05/2007 through 10/2013
Platinum extended Novillo leather ZAC8 BMW INDIVIDUAL05/2007 through 10/2013
Champagne extended Novillo leather ZACM BMW INDIVIDUAL05/2007 through 10/2013
Rust Brown extended Novillo leather ZAP2 BMW INDIVIDUAL05/2007 through 10/2013


The following chart lists all regularly available interior trims for the E90 + E92 + E93 M3 models. (NOTE: BMW Individual trims not offered in some markets.)

INTERIOR TRIM NAME CODE GROUPPRODUCTION PERIOD
Titanium Shadow 771 BMW M05/2007 through 10/2013
Brushed Aluminum Shadow 4MX BMW M05/2007 through 10/2013
Carbon Structure Leather 4MY BMW M05/2007 through 10/2013
Anthracite Sycamore Wood 4MZ BMW M05/2007 through 10/2013
Anthracite Maple Wood XE2 BMW INDIVIDUAL05/2007 through 10/2013
Red Brown Eucalyptus Wood XE3 BMW INDIVIDUAL05/2007 through 10/2013
Piano Black Finish XE8 BMW INDIVIDUAL05/2007 through 10/2013


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