BMW of America has announced that the M3 coupe, sedan, and convertible will receive new performance carbon fiber aerodynamic components. The list of aerodynamic components will include a new rear deck lid spoiler, mirror caps, and front splitters. All components are made in ultra-rigid carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) composite material, matching the standard CFRP roof panel of the M3 Coupe. Each component is shaped based on advanced research conducted in one of BMW’s Munich-based wind tunnels.

The new components are used to reduce the M3’s lift and minimize drag, but also they are appropriate to enhance the vehicle’s high-speed stability. In addition to that, they also work to improve the vehicle’s fuel efficiency. BMW Performance components made of carbon fiber have been climate and durability tested just like the CFRP roof panels on the M3 and M6 coupe, to ensure long-term quality. Each component is finished in a special clear coat laminate to reflect ultraviolet radiation.

Press release after the jump.

  • 2010 BMW M3 Performance Carbon Fiber Aerodynamic Components
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    2010
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Press release

 BMW of North America has announced three BMW Performance aerodynamic accessories for the M3 Coupe, Sedan, and Convertible. The new rear deck lid spoiler[1], mirror caps, and front splitters are constructed of ultra-rigid carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) composite material, matching the standard CFRP roof panel of the M3 Coupe. Each component is shaped based on advanced research conducted in one of BMW’s Munich-based wind tunnels. This ensures compatibility with the overall aerodynamic “signature” of the M3, serving to reduce lift and minimize drag. Such characteristics are appropriate to enhance the vehicle’s high-speed stability while maintaining fuel efficiency.

Like the CFRP roof panels on the M3 Coupe and M6 Coupe, BMW Performance components made of carbon fiber have been climate and durability tested during development to ensure long-term quality. Each component is finished in a special clear coat laminate to reflect ultraviolet radiation. BMW Performance accessories feature a 2-year / unlimited mileage warranty. If installed before a customer takes delivery of a new M3, the BMW Performance accessories will share coverage of the 4-year / 50,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. The new BMW Performance aerodynamic accessories are going on sale this month at Authorized BMW Centers.

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6 comments:

  (380) posted on 08.26.2010

With these new components you’ll feel a lot more flying because your BMW M3 is lighter than ever. Though it cost a lot of money, it is still worthy to have one.

  (2) posted on 07.6.2010

The link didnt post. Go to (you tube) and look up "Top Gear M3 vs Mercedes C63 AMG"

  (2) posted on 07.6.2010

A boring car, LOL. Spoken like someone that has little or no track experience. I believe that you’re entitled to your opinion.
However, the M3 outclasses the MB by quite a bit. MB is notorious for making big cars that are as heavy as tanks. You can stick a giant engine with a lot of power, but braking and cornering is where it matters.

For your vieweing pleasure.

http: //www.youtube.com/watc h?v=DaZExdTHHjY

  (648) posted on 07.5.2010

The M3 is such a boring car compared to the AMG C63... carbon parts won’t change that.

  (859) posted on 07.4.2010

I do like the fact that they have it for the M3 Sedan, so your family can enjoy vomiting out the window at high speed while the driver is power sliding at 80mph

  (765) posted on 06.30.2010

As James May once said, unpainted carbon fibre accessories are "the tinsel of fake high performance." Sure, if the whole car or body shell was CFRP, then fair enough, but to glue some of it on in a vulgar attempt to look sporty just makes you look like a penis. Especially on a car like the M3. The splitter is particularly horrid.

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