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      04-08-2011, 04:44 PM   #18
2000 M Roadster (sold), 2006 M Coupe (sold)

Drives: '16 M3 SO '16 X6 35i MW
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Chicago suburbs

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Originally Posted by Lamdog View Post
I am thinking there is a good possibility that it will not be available. Technically speaking, the M package does not make this an M car. I looked a look at the configurator for the X5 and the 3 series (BMW NA) ... carbon black was not a color option for the M package. It is an option for the X5"M" and the M3 ... for obvious reasons of course. Which makes me believe that perhaps they will be coming with the X3"M", a true M car, and wants to reserve the carbon black for it in the future.

Regardless, I still hope you're right!!!
Are you SURE you looked at the configurator on the NA site? because I just went to and sure enough you can build a X5 or X6 (both made here) with carbon black, doesn't have to be the full M edition. just need the M Sport package to choose that color...