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by Karl Peskett

Matt black cars seem to be all the rage at the moment, and BMW is cashing in on their appeal. It has launched what it calls the BMW M3 Black Edition, and there are only a handful making their way down under.

Twelve cars have been allocated to dealers already, and for an additional $17,100 over the standard M3, you get a raft of exterior and interior enhancements.

Most notable is, of course, the Frozen Black paintwork, but you also get black 19” M light-alloy Y-spoke wheels, red brake calipers, black side gills, and black exhaust, while inside there’s Extended Novillio leather with contrast stitching in red and carbon leather trim with contrast stitching in red.

If you’re wondering about the Frozen Black paintwork’s maintenance, here’s an excerpt from BMW’s paint care brochure:

With that amount of maintenance and care, we’re wondering whether a vinyl-wrap may be more practical.

The M3 Black Edition is on a “first come, first served” basis, meaning they’ll be snapped up pretty quickly.




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