2011 BMW M3 CARBON EDITION
BMW has been carefully cultivating the Chinese market. And the M3 is a big part of that. The Bavarian automaker has already launched two special editions exclusive to China in the M3 Matte Edition and M3 Tiger Edition, and is now offering a third.
Called the M3 Carbon Edition, the car is defined by Bueller? The techy material covers the roof, the front splitter, the rear wing, the hood vents and much of the interior, which is decked out in high-contrast white and black. As is the exterior, with black stripes running over white paint, up the front fenders and across the upper flank to the tail, along with Carbon Edition decals on the lower edge of the doors and blacked-out 19-inch alloys.
Only 111 individually-numbered examples will be offered starting in July, exclusively in China, at a price of 1.23 million yuan equivalent to a whopping $189k at present rates. Nobody ever said exclusivity came cheap.
2011 BMW 750i
The 2011 BMW 7-Series Sedan line includes the widest range ever in its 23 year history, comprising a total of 15 models. The 760Li introduced for MY2010, the 7-Series line now includes the first 6-cylinder 7-Series offered in the US since 1992. Finally, the BMW Alpina B7 returns on the new BMW 7-Series platform as four models: Standard and long wheelbase versions as well as in rear wheel drive and xDrive versions. The B7 will again set the benchmark in terms of performance, refinement, technology, luxury and exclusivity.
The 2011 750i and 750Li are the first 7-Series models ever to be offered with BMW’s highly lauded xDrive All-Wheel-Drive system. BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system has been enhanced for these models to ensure that the 750i xDrive and 750Li xDrive set a new benchmark for handling characteristics among all-wheel drive sedans. BMW’s Integrated Chassis Management is able to identify and limit understeer by shifting torque rearward (up to 80% to the rear axle) while preserving the stability for which xDrive has been so widely recognized.
As a second step, the Integrated Chassis Management system can then apply a precise combination of throttle and individual rear-corner braking in order to maintain perfectly neutral handling in a corner – regardless of road surface conditions.
These key enhancements to xDrive ensure that the 750i xDrive and 750Li xDrive will be two of the most nimble all-wheel drive sedans available in any vehicle segment.