To help call attention to the new line of custom-order matte-finish "Frozen" exterior colors available under its BMW Individual Program, the automaker has announced a special build of 20 identical 2011 BMW Frozen Black Edition M3 Coupe models for the U.S. market. Beyond distinctive metallic-luster ebony paintwork, each of these stealthy road warriors will arrive with a megaload of performance, comfort and convenience touches along with a window sticker of $81,825 that includes $1,300 in gas guzzler tax.
Rounding out its visual enhancements, the Frozen Black Edition M3 Coupe features gloss-black exterior trim accents, black-finish M3 GTS lightweight alloy wheels wrapped in summer performance tires and red brake calipers as well as Black Extended Novillo leather trim inside the cabin. While the M3's 414-horsepower/4.4liter V8 remains unchanged, Frozen Black cars come with the optional seven-speed M Double Clutch transmission (M-DCT) with Drivelogic control as well as the Competition Package that includes a lowered and more aggressively-tuned suspension plus sport mapping for the Electronic Damping Control and Dynamic Stability Control systems.
Extending the list of creature features, each of these elite Frozen Black Edition M3 Coupes also are fitted with both the Premium Package 2 and the Convenience Package plus several stand-alone items, upgrades that add heat and power to the front buckets, Carbon Leather interior trim, voice command, a BMW Individual Enhanced Premium Sound System with one-year of satellite radio, navigation system with real-time traffic, BMW Assist with Bluetooth, iPod/USB connectivity, rear Park Distance Control, Comfort Access keyless entry and more.
If the 2011 BMW Frozen Black Edition M3 Coupe sounds like your kind of car, there's only one way to place an order: Call in on a special toll-free line (1-800-245-4269) that will go live at 11:30 AM EDST (8:30 AM PDST) this Thursday, June 16. Delivery of 19 of these limited-run M models will begin later in the month. BMW North America plans to hold onto the 20th example which will it will either keep or sell at some later date.