The current generation of the BMW M3 (F80) sedan isn’t just sporty and luxurious in terms of looks, but also in terms of performance. Because of its athletic appeal, the BMW M3 sedan has been one of the favorite subjects of vehicle modifications and tuning. Just recently, a BMW M3 was tweaked to feature a contrasting exterior and interior as well as a number of performance parts.
With a one-tone exterior finished in Atlantis Blue, this BMW M3 looks simple, elegant yet athletic. The single tone exterior of this particular BMW M3 helps highlight the M-Performance parts fitted on its body. This example of the M3 is fitted with an M Performance body kit and an M Performance exhaust. Its front end features a muscular bonnet derived from the BMW M4 GTS as well as front spoiler in carbon fiber. The rear end, on the other hand, this tweaked BMW M3 is fitted with carbon fiber rear diffuser and exhaust tips. Its large rear wing is also of carbon fiber. It also seems that the roof of this M3 is also carbon fiber.
All of these changes further made the exterior of the M3 more prominent, as already defined by its sporty lines and high-gloss black double-bar kidney grille featuring the M3 badge. Its set of large air inlets is well-complemented by all-LED headlights with dynamic design.
Meanwhile, the Atlantis Blue exterior is well contrasted by an interior with a luxurious elegance defined by a combination of black and light brown leather. The interior of this BMW M3 also features blue inserts on the dashboard as well as on its door panels.
There seemed to be no tweaks made on the performance section of the BMW M3. However, this doesn’t mean that this BMW M3 is a joke on the road. After all, it is pure monster powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight-six engine that is tuned to develop up to 425 hp (431 PS) of output at 5,500 rpm and up to 406 lb.-ft. (550 Nm) of torque available at 1,850 rpm. With this amount of power, the BMW M3 could sprint from nil to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.3 seconds with the manual transmission, and in 4.1 seconds with the 7-speed DKG with Launch Control. With this sprint time and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h), the BMW M3 is counted as among the fastest four-door sedans in the world.
A new generation of the BMW M3 is due for launch in the short term. But before that, it seems BMW wanted the M3 to go out with a bang with a planned introduction of a CS edition. There have been reports that a new M3 CS is due to come out next year, with the same 3.0-liter biturbo six-cylinder engine eking out 460 hp. It is expected to be much lighter than a typical BMW M3.