Originally Posted by Lamdog
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 BMWUSA.com 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...