Earlier this year, BMW Individual revealed a one-off M3 Competition finished in Mint Green that no one quite expected. This model was put up for sale at LA’s Century West BMW. This unique BMW was not ordered by a customer, but instead was commissioned by a dealership employee named Chris Marino, who was hoping that he would find a buyer for it. Well, with a car that unique, it should not be such a struggle to look for one.
Speaking of BMW Individual, and one-off M3s, there is another variant that comes after the Mint Green car, and that is the Enzian Blue BMW Individual M3 that arrived just weeks after the first model. Unsurprisingly, the order was made by the same dealer. The Enzian Blue model also has a striking blue finish just like the Mint Green one, though I would say that the latter is still more unusual.
The M3 will definitely catch one’s attention, but that does not mean that it will be attractive to everyone’s eyes. What’s nice about this colour is that it is uncommon for a sports sedan and that will guarantee that the M3 will stand out from the crowd. Who wouldn’t want that? But here’s the thing, a standard M3 is not a cheap car, and this special edition Enzian Blue model that has been modified by BMW Individual has an asking price of $100,930. That is priced significantly more than the standard M3 that starts at $64,195. What makes it even more insane is the fact that it is more expensive than a brand new M5, which offers more premium features.
Speaking of its price, the Mint Green M3 that was mentioned earlier and was just released weeks before this also came with a pretty impressive price tag. The BMW dealer gave it a price of $117,455, which is more than double the M3’s starting price. We don’t think a special paint job, alongside other styling and performance highlights, should be worth that much. If you can afford a 2018 M5, then it would be foolhardy if you choose anything else.
Aside from the paint job, the M3 also gets every available part from the BMW Performance Parts catalog, including a carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser, wing mirrors to lightweight interior parts, and stainless steel pedals. It also gets the Competition Package that pushes its limit to 444 horsepower, finished with a set of distinctive M4 GTS-inspired wheels.