The current generation of the BMW M3 sedan – codenamed F80 -- is entering its last hurrah with impending arrival of the next generation (with G20 designation). But that doesn’t mean that the current BMW M3 isn't enticing. In fact, it is as stunning as ever. Still, BMW isn't resting to ensure that M3 remains visually striking, as made possible through its BMW Individual program. This particular BMW M3 sedan in Canada is a prime example.
A quick look at the current M3 would quickly us that it isn't an ordinary vehicle. Nonetheless, BMW has found ways to make the M3 more extraordinary as well as to make it more linked to the taste and preferences of its owners. The BMW Individual program could step in and make life a lot easier for owners wanting to personalize their BMW rides – including the M3 -- and make them stand out from the rest.
Now, a BMW M3 sedan that considers the roads of Ontario, Canada as its home was able to take advantage of the BMW Individual program. As expected, the outcome was stunning. For instance, this M3 sedan is wrapped in cool color paint dubbed as Atlantis Blue Metallic. Its name reminds us of the lost island of Atlantis, a civilization thought to be concealed by the wide blue sea. Atlantis Blue Metallic is just one of the available colors in BMW Individual’s wide palette.
This Atlantis Blue Metallic exterior color is beautifully contrasted by a number of black accents or components made from carbon fiber. Some of these carbon fiber components were sourced from Sterckenn 3D Design. A number of M Performance parts also made their way into this Ontario-based BMW M3 as well as an exhaust system from Akrapovic. This particular M3 also runs on dark wheels from HRE.
It wasn’t indicated whether this BMW M3 was tweaked to increase its performance. The absence of such tweaks means that this BMW M3 – with a powerful 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight-six engine serving as its core – still delivers 425 hp (431 PS) of max output at 5,500 rpm and 406 lb.-ft. (550 Nm) of peak torque available at 1,850 rpm. This easily catapults the MW M3 from a standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.3 seconds, when the manual transmission is specified. But when the 425-hp engine is mated to a seven-speed DKG with Launch Control, the sprint time improves to 4.1 seconds. The BMW M3 boasts of an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).
Reports have been circulating that BMW will launch a new and much lighter M3 CS next year, with the same 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine to be tuned to deliver up to 460 hp of output.