They say you should never meet your heroes, but sometimes you just need to step up, ignore what others say and just see for yourself the type of mettle they’re made of. Now, 1 year and 9,000 miles later I can invite you to join me for an in-depth video review of my very own M Performance BMW F80 M3!

I custom-ordered my M3 through BMW Seattle, and because this was a hero car of mine I took the liberty of adding a few extras, because honestly how often do you buy a car, much less one you’ve been dreaming about since you were a kid? Of course, I was glued to my laptop on a daily basis post-order! I was laser-focused tracking production and build status, shipment out of Deutschland, its voyage on the sea, all the way into Hueneme, California – its port of entry.

Euro-delivery was not an option for me due to external factors, but who knows, the future is bright and full of possibilities! The list below outlines everything that was added in addition to the base features for the 2017 M3 model year:


  • 2017 BMW M3
  • Mineral White Metallic ($700 extra)
  • Black Extended Merino Leather
  • Carbon Fiber Trim With Black Chrome
  • 19” M Double-spoke Forged Black Wheels Style 437M ($1,200 extra)
  • M Performance Package ($7,860 extra)
    • M Performance Full Titanium Exhaust w/ Carbon Fiber Tips
    • M Performance Carbon Fiber Splitters w/ Polyurethane Lip
    • M Performance Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
    • M Performance Carbon Fiber Rear Wing
    • M Performance Carbon Fiber/Alcantara Shifter
    • M Performance Carbon Fiber/Alcantara E-Brake
    • M Performance Black Kidney Grille
    • M Performance Stainless Steel Pedals
  • Executive Package ($3,900 extra)
    • Head-up Display
    • Heated Steering Wheel
    • Park Distance Control
    • Rear View Camera
    • Retractable Headlight Washers
    • Wireless Charging
  • Lighting Package ($1,900 extra)
    • Adaptive Full LED Headlights
    • Automatic High Beams


  • 0 – Liter M TwinPower Turbo Inline 6-Cylinder
  • 425 Horsepower @ 5,500 – 7,300 RPM
  • 406 Torque @ 1,850 – 5,500 RPM


  • 0 – 60 MPH in 4.1 seconds (Manual Transmission)
  • Top Speed (Limited) 155 MPH
  • Fuel Consumption (Combined City/Highway) 20 MPG


If you’re still reading this, and you haven’t watched the (4K!) video review above, do yourself a favor and click that YouTube link! Stay tuned for additional video updates from me as I add more miles and additional upgrades to the M3. As always, we love to hear from you in the comments section below, especially if you’ve experienced M ownership or have driven M cars before! Give us your thoughts! Follow us on our social channels and subscribe for more content like this. Stay safe and we’ll see you next time!