DESPITE THE ODD name, the BMW M3 Edition should prove appealing to those seeking a little more 'uniqueness' in a hi-po Bimmer.
Almost a purely aesthetic affair (although lowered by 10mm over a standard M3), the M3 Edition will be available in Alpine White Non-Metallic, Dakar Yellow Non-Metallic, Black Non-Metallic and Monte Carlo Blue Metallic.
Folks with a solid dislike for all things chrome will be especially pleased with the M3 Edition, with the grille, side gills, side mirror caps and exhaust tips all finished in a dark, 'eloxy-plated' satin finish.
The interior gets a white centre console and armrests in the Alpine and black models, with ?carbon structure leather? trim, while the seats feature black Novillo leather with white stitching.
The requisite commemorative numbered plaque is in place, along with chequered-flag door sills.
The 2009 BMW M3 Edition sits 10mm lower than the standard M3, with 19-inch Edition-specific rims available in black, brushed metal, or polished white ? depending on the model.
As with the regular M3, the M3 Edition develops 309kW from its V8 engine, with a 0-100km/h sprint covered in about 4.6 seconds.
While pricing has not yet been announced, the M3 Edition will be available worldwide from July, and will only be available for six months.