The upcoming F80 BMW M3 was spotted undisguised during a photoshoot. For the first time we are seeing the F80 M3 in the Yas Marina Blue color (BMW M3/M4 colors), a blue shade part of the BMW Individual Program and inspired by the Yas Marina Formula 1 circuit in Abu Dhabi.

BMW M3 and M4 will debut in January 2014 at the Detroit Auto Show.

The new engine in the M3 and M4 sees a slight power upgrade over the previous V8 to approximately 430 hp, while peak torque has been increased by well over 30 per cent to substantially more than 500 Newton meters, and is maintained over a very wide rev band. The new powerplant also boasts excellent fuel consumption, with an improvement of more than 25 per cent over the previous model’s figures, while emissions are already EU6-compliant.

Here is a list of the exterior and interior colors available for the M3 and M4:

Exterior Colors

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


CSAT – Cloth/Leather combination Carbonstructure Anthracite/Black
X3A9 – Silverstone Full Merino Lthr
LKA9 – Silverstone Extended Merino Lthr
X3DA – Sakhir Orange/Black Full Merino Lthr
LKDA – Sakhir Orange/Black Extended Merino Lthr
X3JR – Sonoma Beige Full Merino Lthr
LKJR – Sonoma Beige Extended Merino Lthr
X3SW – Black Full Merino Lthr
LKSW – Black Extended Merino Lthr

READ: A Ride In The BMW M3

[Video: Paultan]