Is it just us or has the Chinese market received tons of special edition BMW M3s lately? In March, the company unveiled an M3 Coupe Matte Edition after last year’s M3 Tiger Edition, and they’re prepping the market for another one: the M3 Carbon Edition. This new special edition is limited to only 111 units and deliveries will begin in July at a starting price of 1.23 million yuan, or about $189,000 at the current exchange rates.
As its name suggests, the M3 Carbon Edition is all about carbon fiber. It will include a carbon fiber roof, black wheels, an auto scanner, a carbon fiber kit, carbon fiber rear spoiler, high-gloss chrome trim, and contrasting white and black leather with white stitching on the interior. A "carbon edition" logo on the door handles will help to further identify the special edition.
The carbon fiber roof reduces the car’s weight by about 11 lbs, but it also lowers the center of gravity. Under the hood, everything remains unchanged: a 420 HP V8 engine matched to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission Drivelogic.