BMW has updated its M3 performer for 2015, bringing some minor changes to interior and exterior styling along with new paint options.
Rear tail lights are now the full LED variety, while the BMW Individual program has added Smoked Topaz Metallic and Champagne Quartz Metallic to its list of available paint finishes.
Inside, the M3 gets the same updated sat-nav system as the regular 3 Series featuring over-the-air updates, along with additional chrome trim.
The M3 update follows a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it update to the look of the regular BMW 3 Series range, which focuses instead on a dramatically revised engine range.
New three-cylinder models have debuted, along with a new 2.0 turbo four and the new 340i model driven by BMW’s N55-replacing B58 straight six.
Revealed this week ahead of an expected late 2015 launch for Australia, the ‘new’ 3 Series also gains subtle trim tweaks and a re-tuned chassis.
No such changes for the M3, however, which retains its current drivetrain including the 317kW/550Nm twin-turbo 3.0 litre inline six-cylinder engine.
BMW Australia confirmed this week that it’s expecting the updated 3 Series to arrive in the second half of this year.
Pricing and specifications for the updated 3 Series in Australia will follow in the next one to two months, so expect an announcement on the 2015 M3 around the same time.
For now, the current-spec BMW M3 is priced from $156,900 plus on-roads, while its M4 coupe and convertible sibling carries a $166,900 starting price.