When BMW unveiled the new M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe, they have used two separate launch colors. The F82 M4 received the unique Austin Yellow paint, while its brother, the F80 M3 was blessed with a beautiful blue color, dubbed Yas Marina Blue.

The exterior color palette for the new M3 and M4 is quite extensive and diversified: Alpine WhiteMineral Grey MetallicSakhir Orange,Black Sapphire MetallicSilverstone Metallic and Mineral White Metallic.

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The photoshoot below takes us closer to the F80 BMW M3 and outlines some of the exciting details put together by Florian Nissl, the designer responsible for the two M cars.

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In a conversation with Nissl and Domagoj Dukec, BMW’s Head of Exterior Design, the topic of the best color for the new M3 and M4 came up. Both Florian and Domagoj have a soft spot for a classic M3/M4 in white, and both of them said the Austin Yellow is a fantastic and polarizing color that will age well. But according to them, the color that shows best the design, the shapes and all the fine details isSilverstone Metallic II.

Yet, the Yas Marina Blue M3 shown here is quite amazing as well and it’s a polarizing paint job that would always be identified with the new F80 M3.

[Photos: Mags McKay, CKCommunications for Laurel BMW of Westmont]