Alongside the release of the G80 BMW M3 was also the release of an M Performance Parts catalog to match. In the photos released for the M3 with its own M Performance parts, we saw a car with a red and black livery, akin to something you’d see in a Need for Speed video game back in 1998. If you want something a bit more reserved than that, you can now see what that car would look like if it were painted black.

I’ll admit, I was tempted to make some corny Rolling Stones reference about red car doors painted black but I won’t do that (although, haven’t I already now?). Instead, let’s take a look at what the G80 BMW M3 looks like in black, as we’ve only seen it in very bright, vibrant colors.

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Personally, I’d much prefer vibrant, interesting colors, rather than black, white or silver. However, there’s a case to be made for this new M3 to be painted black. With such a dark color scheme with all black everything, and ultra aggressive looking M Performance add-ons, there’s so much to not only distract from the massive new grille but also balance it out.

Because the rest of the M3 is relatively calm, the new grille looks a bit out of place. However, if you balance it out with bolder looking add-ons past the A-pillar, it becomes a more balanced design, in a weirdly aggressive way. Then paint it black, with black trim and dark wheels, and the grille barely becomes noticeable.

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On the inside this car also gets the carbon fiber sports seats in black leather and Alcantara. It also gets an M Performance steering wheel and carbon fiber trim. It’s also very, very black in the inside.

Some enthusiasts really like the look of completely murdered-out, all-black cars. If you’re part of that group, this is going to be the BMW M3 for you.

[Source: Instagram — @shotbyjamieb @SonicF80]