• Aug 12, 2010
Another day, another morsel for the rumor machine. The Bavarian obsessed crew over at M3 Post have caught wind of a report on Bimmer Today that suggests BMW will crank out yet another special edition version of the M3. Supposedly the car has been penned just for the Chinese market and is being built in honor of the year of the tiger. From what we understand, the car will feature a Fire Orange Metallic paint scheme borrowed from the heavenly M3 GTS. Throw in a handful of black accents, including a set of 19-inch rollers, and you've got yourself one very feline-themed coupe.

But wait, there's more. The interior will get unique Tiger Edition logos stitched into the headrests and slathered on the door sills. If the Bimmer Today post is on the money, BMW will only crank out 250 examples of the car. We're guessing that the package is mostly a dress-up ordeal as no details have surfaced about performance enhancements.

If you find yourself living in the U.S. and pining for this particular color scheme, fear not. We hear there's a chance that BMW might repurpose the same combination for a Great Pumpkin edition here in the States, complete with Linus from the popular Peanuts comic strip embroidered on the seats. Okay, not really, but with the recent rash of special-edition M3 models we've seen recently, you never know...

[Source: Bimmer Today via M3 Post | Image: Mittelbayerische Newspaper]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Needs green marble inlay and gold-plated trim.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A little late to celebrate the year of the Tiger, considering we're in August already. Don't they usually do these year specific thing at the beginning of that year?
      • 4 Years Ago
      You realize they posted pictures of it on their facebook?

      It's REALLY orange. Kinda ghastly.

      http://www.kunibmwblog.com/2010/08/limited-edition-bmw-m3-tiger-for-china/
        • 4 Years Ago
        This was posted a while ago too...
      • 4 Years Ago
      won't the stitched gold lions be covered by the doilies on the headrests?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Too much lead in the milk there is affecting their taste in cars.
      • 4 Years Ago
      ...roar...?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I personally think it's stupid but I can't blame BMW. You see more and more specialty items going to the middle and far east.

      That is where the new centers of wealth are. As our government squanders our future and over regulates industry, we will be lucky to have any of these import companies willing to jump through the hoops and red tape to bring vehicles here.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd like to call shenanigans on this... maybe it's just because I'm not Chinese, but any interior shop can put some tigers on the head rests. This kind of stuff should be left to West Coast Customs.