Originally Posted by swamp2
CF is a structural material. It is used in critical strength, stiffness and weight savings applications. Personally, having CF trim is such a huge contradiction I would not go for it. Totally "ricer" IMO. Metal trims may have been big in the 90s but I think still look quite good. Brushed stainless/aluminum is a totally classic/timeless finish for both architecture and automobiles IMO. I only wish they were real metal, or at least a thin layer of real metal. The quality of the "aluminum" trim in BMWs does not really seem up to par.
The Aluminum Trim in the M3 after 2003.5 (I beleive thats the date) is actually aluminum. The matt chrome and earlier aluminum trim is just plastic.