2021 BMW M3's Striking Launch Color Revealed
If rivals aren’t feeling envious yet, this should do the trick.
No matter how much things change, the reveal of a new BMW M3 is always a big deal, even if that hallowed badge is now reserved for the four-door high-performance sedan, while the M4 takes care of coupe fans. Next month, the new M3 and M4 will finally be unveiled and after being restricted to a couple of spy shots of the new models, we now have a bit more information about their launch colors.
As BMW Blog reports, Isle of Man Green will be the launch color for the M3. The distinctive green hue was shared in one shadowy teaser image from BMW, but the outgoing M3 sedan below provides a clearer look at the intense color.
If the green isn’t to your taste, the new M3 will also be offered with more traditional colors like Black Sapphire and Alpine White, along with Dravit Grey, Portimao Blue, Tanzanite Blue, Toronto Red, and Sao Paulo Yellow. Spy shots of the M4 with its massive grille show what the coupe looks like in different shades. Perhaps the Sapphire Black is a good choice for toning down the appearance of the blacked-out grille.
Speaking of the M4, it’s expected to launch in the Sao Paolo Yellow color choice, which continues BMW’s tradition of using warmer shades for its M-badged coupes such as the Phoenix Yellow for the E46 M3 and Fire Orange for the E92 M3. This is similar to the Austin Yellow used for the first-generation M4.
But the switch to green signature colors has gained momentum for the Bavarian brand through the years. In 2018, the M8 Gran Coupe was shown in concept form sporting a lustrous green paint job. Domagoj Dukec heads up design at BMW and said that green paint options will continue to be integrated as part of the BMW lineup.
At the moment, green isn’t a common color option within the brand’s range, although we have seen how great Alpina Green Metallic looks on the Alpina B7. It should be the perfect way to make the new M3 stand out, although most will be interested in the 510-horsepower inline-six engine under the hood of the M3 Competition. We can’t wait to meet the new M twins next month.