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 |  Jun 02 2011, 2:38 PM


BMW is continue to show their undying support and love for the Chinese market with yet another special edition M3 for China. This time it’s been dubbed the Carbon Edition M3 and features mostly aesthetic and interior upgrades while performance is unchanged.

The carbon edition M3 will be limited to just 111 units and will be available at a very hefty price tag of $189,700. With it, the affluent Chinese BMW enthusiast will get their hands on a 4.0L V8-powered M3 with 414-hp and 295 ft-lbs of torque with the exterior sporting 19-inch wheels, a black kidney grille up front that’s further accented by black carbon accents on the front bumper. On the side are unique body stripes.

Inside, the interior receives a two-tone leather treatment with carbon fiber trim and special badging. Clearly, China has been having overwhelming success unleashing limited edition models to China, despite the accessories being minimal.

GALLERY: China BMW M3 Carbon Edition

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[Source: Worldcarfans]

 |  Mar 28 2011, 2:27 PM


Last year, BMW gave China the M3 Tiger Edition, and it looks like the limited edition M3 was well received in the Chinese market. BMW is following up the Tiger Edition with a Matte Edition M3, another limited offering strictly to the Chinese Market.

Performance won’t be changing with the Matte Edition M3, but the aesthetics will. Two unique finishes will be offered, Gunmetal Grey or Black, both of which will be finished with a matte clear coat. Underneath the matte clear coat will be metallic paint, giving the finished product a very neat sheen.

Accessories will include black chrome side air intakes, exhaust tips, red brake calipers and lightweight 19-inch wheels. In the interior, carbon fiber trim can be seen with matching black carbon fiber leather seats. Contrasting the sleek black shade will be red stitching.

No pricing or quantity was announced.

[Source: Carscoop]

GALLERY: China BMW M3 Limited Matte Edition

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