200 examples to be produced only

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BMW is celebrating this year its centenary and for this reason we are witnessing the birth of models, which are limited in production, and special in appearance and specifications. The Bavarian company has just announced the next model in the list of Celebration Editions. It is based on the X3 and it is all-black. As it might sound (and look) very cool, there is a very sad fact. Unfortunately, the SUV will only be seen on the streets of Japan.

What's so special about this BMW X3 Blackout Edition then? As the name suggests (surprisingly) it is all-black, and this effect has been achieved with the Sapphire Black paint scheme. Even the kidney grille and the 18-inch alloys are black. The crossover is based on the xDrive20d but has been fitted with an M Sport package adding all of its benefits.

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As you might expect, the interior is all-black too. Stating the fact that it is a special edition, it has been wrapped in black Nevada leather. Very cool treats are also the Ansorajitto headliner, the updated audio system (that comes along with nine speakers) as well as the special badging all over.

BMW X3 Blackout Edition rear view

Last but not least, the Blackout X3 is driven by the 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It generates 184 horsepower (135 kW) and 379 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque, thus making the X3 capable of sprinting from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.1 seconds. The top speed limiter wasn't removed, so you might not expect to go beyond the 210 km/h (130 mph).

For all of you living in Japan, you can buy the BMW X3 Blackout Edition for ¥6,980,000, which is around $67,850USD. The model will have a limited run of 200 units.

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Source: BMW Japan