For 2013, BMW decided to build just 150 Frozen Edition BMW M3 models for the U.S. market. These special edition M3s were BMW’s way of saying farewell to the E92 M3, as the new BMW F82 M4 and F80 M3 were on their way to production. The Frozen Limited Editions are available with a 6-speed manual or the optional Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT). Base MSRP is $76,395.
Three paint options are available for this M3: Red, White or Blue for the US market. Each of these paint finishes will be “frozen,” or a matte finish. Also included as standard is the Competition package, lowering the M3 by 10mm from the base M3 and adds 19” Style 359M wheels in matte black. The competition package also includes a carbon fiber rear deck spoiler, carbon fiber front lip splitters, and a carbon fiber roof panel. Other additions include gloss black kidney grills as well as side gills and black exhaust tips.
All Frozen Edition M3s come with the Premium Package standard which features black extended Novillo leather throughout the cabin. Contrast stitching compliments the entire car by matching the exterior color to the stitching on the seats, headrests, armrests, middle console, door inserts, and door pulls. Carbon leather trim with contrast stitching will also come standard. In addition, Frozen Edition customers will be able to tailor their cars with various options from the M-DCT transmission, heated front seats, moonroof, and more.
The powertrain remains the same 4.0-liter V8 from the base M3, producing 414 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Hitting 60 mph from a dead stop will take an impressive 4.5 seconds with a top speed is limited to 155 mph.