Chinese M3 fans sure are a lucky bunch. Not only did they receive the previous BMW M3 Tiger Matte Edition, but now they get yet another special edition M3, the new BMW M3 Carbon Edition.
As its name suggests, the latest car gets a number of carbon fiber components and accessories, most of which are unpainted so onlookers can admire the pretty yet complex carbon weaves. These include the roof, bootlid spoiler, inlet surrounds on the hood and the front lip splitter.
Other highlights include a ‘Carbon Edition’ logo on the doors and door sills, as well as glossy black 19-inch wheels and a complete carbon fiber dash with an individual numbered plaque. Contrasted against the bare carbon is a pearl white paintjob and matching white leather trim, and as final touch the car also sports lack stripping running down the sides.
It was unveiled at the BMW M Legendary Experience event in China last week and is set to enter production in a limited run of just 111 examples. Each is said to be priced at 1.23 million yuan (approximately $189,000) and will go on sale this July.
No changes have been made under the hood, which means power still comes from a high-rev 4.0-liter V-8 rated at 414 horsepower. As most readers would already know, this is enough to send the car from 0-62 mph in a blistering 4.7 seconds.