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BMW Announces Another “Frozen” Special Edition 7
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, BMW, BMW M3 Coupe, Frozen Silver BMW M3, Kurt, Special-Edition on 11 7th, 2011

BMW's Frozen Silver M3 Coupe. Image: BMW

Losing sleep because you lost your chance to buy a Frozen Black or Frozen Gray limited-edition BMW M3? Get ready for your third chance to own a primered “Frozen” BMW, since the company has announced it will build 40 Frozen Silver M3 Competition Edition Coupes, in honor of the M Division’s 40th birthday. Each comes in don’t-even-think-about-taking-it-though-a-car-wash Frozen Silver, with black hood intakes and dark chrome exterior trim. Matte black M3 GTS wheels complete the exterior look, while the interior gets black Novillo Leather with palladium silver accents and stitching.

Image: BMW

Under the hood, the Frozen Silver cars get the standard M3’s 4.0-liter V-8, good for 414 horsepower and mated to a double clutch transmission (no manual is available). The included Competition Package gives you a 10mm lower ride height, 19-inch wheels with a wider offset, enhanced stability control programming (in M Dynamic mode) and Electronic Damping Control. Frozen Silver cars also get the Cold Weather Package (heated seats and headlight washers, primarily), the Premium Package (power folding mirrors, universal garage door opener, keyless entry, power rear sunshade, power front seats, rearview mirror compass, Park Distance control) and a navigation system.

Image: BMW

Image: BMW

In keeping with the limited-edition theme, each of the first 40 BMW M-Certified dealers will be allocated one car, which comes at a sticker price of $81,060 before you add “additional dealer markup.” If you want one, prepare to pay generously for it.

Mini Cooper SoHo for the UK 2
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Cooper SoHo, MINI, Special-Edition on 08 2nd, 2011

Mini released its special edition Cooper SoHo exclusively for the United Kingdom. The edition borrows the name from the well-known fashionable neighborhood in London. Hope you remember, Mini stated earlier this year that it would christen special editions cars after London’s boroughs, districts, streets and landmarks.

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The exterior of the Cooper SoHo is made prominent by a special white silver paint job. Complimenting this striking paintwork, it has tinted bi-xenon headlights with black interior reflectors and white indicators. The car maker has also deployed 17-inch Black Star Bullet alloy wheels.

Interior changes are minor, but it has included an anthracite headliner, a 3-spoke sport leather steering wheel and piano black trim. The model will be easy on the environment with CO2 emission rate of just 99g/km, while fuel consumption is at 74.3mpg.

The Mini Cooper SoHo is available both as a hatch and a convertible. The price of the hatch starts at £16,765, while the convertible will sell for £19,060. The limited edition will be on sale until March next.

Smart ForTwo PearlGrey Special Edition Revealed 22
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, PearlGrey, smart fortwo, Special-Edition on 07 22nd, 2011

Smart ForTwo, a captivating and efficient presence on the road, has revealed a chic PearlGrey special edition of the car. The vehicle is all set to debut this November inGermany, and will go on sale for a reasonable starting price of €14,490.

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The makers have revealed that the vehicle will be available in coupe as well as convertible editions. The special edition is distinct from the usual with a sleek graphite metallic coat, and unique 15-inch alloy wheels. Also fitted is a tridion safety cell coated in a contrasting silver finish.

Interior of this city car carries a two-tone seats and exclusive floor mats. Matte silver colored trim is fitted along with a faux-leather dashboard that grants an eloquent finishing.

Other basic equipment like the electric windows, air conditioning and a panoramic sunroof will also be available for the coupe version.

It also has options for higher-spec audio system and sat-nav equipments. PearlGrey will come in options of two power trains under the hood- The 1.0-liter petrol that gives 84 PS (62 kW / 83 hp), while the other 1.0-liter hybrid will give out 71 PS (52 kW / 68 hp).


Nissan 370Z GT Special Edition Announced 19
Posted by Alex Ion in 370Z GT, Automotive News, nissan, Special-Edition on 05 19th, 2011

Nissan has come up with a new Special Edition model – the Nissan 370Z GT. This is meant to be released in the United Kingdom and has been made as part of the celebrations to commemorate the model’s 40th anniversary in Britain.

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Nissan 370Z GT
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The distinguishable feature in the model is that it has got exterior body stripes as well as anthracite-finished 19-inch alloy wheels. The other major features include a rear view camera, GPS navigation and a retuned suspension with modified dampers.

Nissan GT is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 328 PS (241 kW / 324 hp) and 363 Nm (268 lb-ft) of torque. The vehicle accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5.3 seconds and hit a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

The special edition GT is available in three colors such as Pearl White, Kuro Black and Black Rose. The vehicle hits the dealerships on the 1st of next month. The vehicle will come with starting price tag of £35,000.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Limited Edition on April 7 15
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, GT3 RS LE, Porsche-911, Special-Edition on 03 15th, 2011

The Porsche 911 is getting a new design and is slated to be introduced later during 2011 itself. Even as the model is getting ready for roll out, Porsche is going ahead with the manufacture of a few special edition cars too on the current model. The array of Porsche special edition models are something we look forward to see.

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Among the new models, the 911 GT3 RS Limited Edition is one that has been generating the maximum buzz. Though details have been very sketchy, the grapevine says that a new 4.0-liter flat-six engine with 500 PS (368 kW / 493 hp) which is 50 PS (37 kW / 49 hp) more than the standard model will power the car.

It is also being reported that 911 GT3 RS Limited Edition could be outfitted with the new PDK-S transmission that would enables quick gear shifts. We expect the car to roll out on April 7.

(Via Motor Authority)

Fiat 500 Blackjack Special Edition For Key European Markets 21
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Blackjack, Fiat, Fiat 500, Fiat 500 Blackjack, Special-Edition on 07 21st, 2010

Fiat’s new special edition 500 Blackjack has been outed. To be driven in to dealerships by September, the car would be made available in the European markets by then. We get to learn that Fiat would sell the high end version for prices starting at €18,350 in the Italian car market.

The Fiat 500 Blackjack will come with four different engines. The petrol variants will sport a 900cc TwinAir with 84 bhp (63 kW / 85 PS). The 1.2-liter with 69 bhp (51 kW / 70 PS), and a 1.4-liter with 100 bhp (75 kW / 101 PS) will be part of the pick. Meanwhile, the diesel variant would offer 95 bhp (71 kW / 96 PS) 1.3-liter Multijet II.

To be rolled out in matte black hues and glossy accents, the car will have 16-inch alloy wheels, and red brake calipers. Leather upholstery and silver trim will be part of the package. That’s a bit different than the Fiat 500 pink we’ve seen some time ago. Eh?

SEAT Ibiza Good Stuff Limited Edition Partners Shakira’s European Tour 29
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Ibiza Good Stuff, limited-edition, Seat-Ibiza, Special-Edition on 06 29th, 2010

What’s SEAT doing with Shakira? The launch of the car maker’s limited edition Ibiza Good Stuff in the UK takes off from the pop diva’s forthcoming European tour and has been named after her Good Stuff concerts.

The Columbian pop sensation-inspired Ibiza GS has been built on the same platform as the popular Ibiza 1.4 SE, and would be rolled out in hues of Candy White or Speed Blue. To be available in SC and five-door variants, the limited edition beauty would sport 16-inch Sonda alloy wheels, tinted rear windows, TomTom satellite navigation, an 8GB iPod Nano, a Bluetooth hands-free phone system, automatic climate control, power windows
and mirrors, and a six-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system. The car would run powered by an 85 PS (63 kW / 84 hp) 1.4-liter petrol engine connected to a five-speed manual transmission.

The car offers 85 PS at 5,000 rpm, and would have the capability to race to 62 mph in just 11.8 seconds – 12.2 seconds for the 5dr. Prices would start at £12,300 for the SC and £12,710 for the five-door.

Environment concerns too are taken care of with CO2 emissions locked at 142 g/km. The Ibiza Good Stuff’s fuel consumption would be something around 47.1 mpg. Prices start at £12,300 for the SC and £12,710 for the five-door. The Shakira connection is extended beyond just the Good Stuff name.

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SEAT will be bang in with the tour sponsorship and multimedia advertising campaign around the Good Stuff model, and also is believed to be an active supporter of Shakira’s initiatives for her Barefoot Foundation .