One of the rarest BMWs you can see on the road is one painted in yellow. The latest one spotted by Autogespot shows an E92 BMW M3 in the BMW Individual Speed Yellow color. The color palette from the BMW Individual Catalog can be had for $5,000, allowing the customer to own some of the most exclusive paint jobs.
Where to start looking for BMW Individual? The Apple App Store has an app for that. It doesn’t seem to be designed for the U.S. but at least it’s in English and gives a better idea of the whole idea of BMW Individual. The app does seem limited on what colors it demonstrates, but it’s free and you can see the demo below.
The Yellow Speed paint reminds of the M3 E30 and its BMW Dakar Yellow color. The head-turning color is complemented by the use of blacked out parts, starting with the double-kidney grille, the air vents, the four tailpipes and the 359m style black wheels.
The design of the E92 M3 Coupe continues to look fresh even seven years after its introduction. The proportions and sportiness are still very much alive, and the current M3 will age well.
The outgoing E92 M3 is powered by the famous 4.0-liter 414-hp V8 and runs to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds (4.6 with rollout) and 13.0 at 109.9 mph. The BMW M3’s engine won the 3.0 to 4.0-litre class of the International Engine of the Year Award five times in succession.
The fourth-generation BMW M3 was a trailblazer in its class when it came to intelligent lightweight construction. Playing a prominent role alongside the aluminum bonnet and plastic front side panels in lowering the weight of the Coupe’s body was its carbon roof. The use of this high-tech material on the scale achieved with the BMW M3 represented another important step for BMW towards the industrial manufacture of carbon body components.
Production of the BMW M3 Coupe – launched in 2007 – exceeded 40,000 units, and the BMW M3 Sedan added almost 10,000 units to the total. Just under 16,000 units of the BMW M3 Convertible have been built to date.