BMW is trying to expand even more the limited edition range of the current M3 E92 designed for the Chinese market. If few months ago the Bavarians released the M3 Tiger and M3 Matte special editions, this time they came up with a new variant, called Carbon Edition.
The BMW M Legendary Experience event held last week was the perfect place to release the model. Sadly, I have to tell you that the M3 Carbon Edition brings nothing about a revised aesthetic part including, of course, carbon fiber components. Therefore, power comes from the same 4.0-liter unit able to deliver 414 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. With these resources and a little bit of help from the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the German model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4,6 seconds while the top speed is limited at 250 km/h.
If under the bonnet the situation remains untouched, the exterior appearance of the M3 Carbon Edition gets some minor tweaks as it follows. In the front part the model features a new front bumper with carbon fiber elements, a new set of 19-inch Style 220 M3 alloy wheels, a black grille, trunk spoiler, BMW Performance front lip splitter and two black stripes on the each side of the bonnet. At the interior, the Germans kept the same design idea as for the exterior by fitting the model with special badging, a new two-color leather upholstery with special stitching and also the key feature represented by the carbon fiber trim.
The new BMW M3 Carbon Edition will be available in China starting next month while the Germans plan to produce it in a limited series of 111 units. Until now, the details seem to be quite interesting even the special edition brings nothing more than some carbon fiber components both at the exterior and interior. With this been said, you would expect to see a price spinning around the MSRP of the standard M3 E92.
Well, BMW decided to sell the M3 Carbon Edition at a price of 1,23 million yuan which is around $189,750. Asking me, this is a very spicy price tag for the M3 special edition mainly because the only improvements that can be considered special are the carbon fiber components which, to be honest, are not transforming the Bavarian model in something radically different.