• Jun 29, 2010
BMW M3 with carbon fiber components – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ah, the BMW M3. In coupe, convertible or sedan form (the latter of which may be making its exit in the near future), we've always been quite fond of this track day stunner. Now, owners have the chance to add some tasteful upgrades to the full range of M3 models by way of BMW Performance carbon fiber aerodynamic accessories.

Made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, the mirror caps and front splitters can be fitted to any current M3, and a rear deck lid spoiler is available for coupe and sedan models. (Sorry, droptop lovers.) Naturally, these upgrades are covered under the BMW Performance two-year warranty, and can be purchased from authorized BMW dealers. Official pricing hasn't been dished out just yet, but if these accessories are like the rest of BMW's options list, don't expect any bargains. Hit the jump for the full details in BMW's press release.



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BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Aerodynamic Components for M3

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – June 28, 2010... 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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      • 4 Years Ago
      Does the front splitter and spoiler even do anything aerodynamically? As far as I can tell, most of the spoilers put on cars these days are just there for looks.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What's "rice" in German?
      • 4 Years Ago
      considering stealing aftermarket parts, rather than the cars themselves, is the direction the car theft industry has gone - I'll pass.
      • 4 Years Ago
      For those who like that stuff, I guess 'Yay!' is in order. But they do not do much for that in the 'looks' department. That lower fascia area is rather iffy, and the car looks like it is being set up as a display piece for the 'Cars 2' movie.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The parts it will fit fine but the prices are ridiculous compare to aftermarket ones.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Rice in German = Reis.
      • 4 Years Ago
      no better way to rice a car out to put non-matching carbon fiber pieces on certain body parts!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Carbon Fibre looks good as long as its not over done.

      CF Front splitter is good, and so is the trunk spoiler.

      As regards the cost... It could be typical BMW. But then again u gotta pay to play.
      A white M3 coupe with CF roof, deaklid, front splitter and mirrirs with tinted windows should look sick.

        • 4 Years Ago
        *decklid


        Autoblog needs to revisethe comments system urgently. PLEASE
      • 4 Years Ago
      Made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic

      Am I the only one that saw that?? I don't know if most parts are CF reinforced plastic? Aren't most just CF?

      • 4 Years Ago
      At least the parts should fit well. Most of the aftermarket CF products have horrible fitment.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't know what parts you are referring to, but you get what you pay for.
        Any CF part I have purchased it has had 100% oem fitment
        • 4 Years Ago
        Too bad the mirror caps are pretty much the exact opposite of an actual performance part. You're adding weight to the mirrors just so they have a carbon fiber look. Pure rice.
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