A BIMMERPOST member brings us some great first day coverage from the SEMA 2013 show.
Parts 2 and 3 will come tomorrow.
The recent F80 M3 spy video (reposted below) and order guide revealed and confirmed the Yas Marina Blue Metallic color for the upcoming 2014 M3 and M4. While the video gave us a general sense of how the color looks, its grainy quality doesn’t showcase the color adequately. So, we’ll show you more…
Here is a Yas Marina Blue F30 320d. The color will be available for the standard 3 Series as a BMW Individual color. No word yet on what market will receive it … CONTINUED
A couple of our shop cars are on 20″ HRE wheels. Black and Yellow is on S101′s in gun metal and Sal’s Melbourne is on brushed P101′s. We tried to avoid civilization by getting out into the sticks a little bit.
Follow this M3POST member’s great European Delivery journal from a 17 day adventure through Europe. Make sure your bandwidth is free as there are hundreds of photos to view!
Here is a preview peek at the Austin Yellow color for the upcoming F80 M3 and F82 M4.
As you can see, it’s basically the production version of the M4 Concept’s Aurum Dust color.
A 2014 M3 and M4 Order Guide has just been released to U.S. dealers for the ordering of dealer demo launch cars. As before, this list should generally be reflective of what options will be available for customer cars, though it may not be all-inclusive.
300 – Alpine White
B39 – Mineral Grey Metallic
475 – Black Sapphire Metallic
B50 – Sakhir Orange Metallic
A29 – Silverstone Metallic
B67 – Austin Yellow Metallic
A96 – Mineral White Metallic
B68 – Yas Marina Blue Metallic (see photos/video)
CSAT – Cloth/Leather combination Carbonstructure Anthracite/Black
X3A9 … CONTINUED
We’ve now added a video of the Yas Marina Blue F80 M3!
We reveal to you the F80 M3 in production form! This M3 wears the Yas Marina Blue Metallic color with carbon fiber roof and was spotted during an official commercial filming session.
Seeing the F80 M3 in Yas Marina Blue for an official commercial shoot also indicates that this may be the launch color for M3 marketing material and for when it makes its debut at the 2014 Detroit auto show in January.
For the technical specs of the F80 M3, see our Official Thread.
Now that the first official specs of the F80 M3 and F82 M4 are known and we’ve had plenty of looks at the M4 Concept as well as M3/M4 spy pics and video, we thought it’d be interesting to tally a count of how many BIMMERPOST members already have pre-orders in for the 2014 M3 or M4.
For those who have pre-ordered, you can check multiple boxes above and indicate which model you’ve pre-ordered.
The two most potent F30-based models, the F80 M3 and the Alpina B3 F30, pose together at the BMW M test center at the Nurburgring.
The photos give us a look at how aggressive the F80 M3′s styling (especially its big fenders) is compared to the more subtlely modified Alpina.
The new M3 will make its debut at the 2014 Detroit auto show in mid-January.
Follow our M3/M4 coverage at: http://www.bimmerpost.com/m4/
The E9x M3 generation is about to come to an official end, as BMWNA confirms that the E93 M3 Convertible (the only E9x M3 still being made) ends production this month.
Per BMWNA announcement:
M3 Coupe and Convertible
There won’t be a 2014 M3 Coupe and Convertible in the US market, production of the M3 Coupe ended in June 2013 while the M3 Convertible will be produced until October 2013.
Have a good first look at the production F80 M3 and F82 M4 interior, with its sports seats!