• Apr 12th 2007 at 8:02PM
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click on the above image to view all the colors of the M3 rainbow

We're secure enough to admit that the production version of the BMW M3 coupe looks better than we expected. Some among the team credit the hot Melbourne Red paint job the car is wearing in BMW's first batch of official photos. While the car's design is certainly a wicked canvas, the paint color in which it's dipped makes a big difference. BMW's International website has an interactive feature allowing one to display the new M3 in any of its eight available colors, which include Alpine White, Black, Sparkling Graphite, Space Gray, Interlagos Blue, Jerez Black, Silverstone II and the aforementioned Melbourne Red. Not only that, the interface allows you to rotate the M3 in a full 360-degree circle, as well as change the wheels from the standard 18-inch, double spoke alloys to the optional forged-and-polished 19-inch wheels that come with their own anti-thefy security device.

The M3's brochure states that metallic paintwork is an option, which likely means that a portion of these colors will cost you extra. We've added pics of the M3 wearing every color with both sets of wheels to our gallery in case you're not interested in waiting for BMW's color changer to load.

[Source: BMW via M3post]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      These colors are boring... where did Daytona Yellow, Mora Purple or Laguna Seca Blue go? Those are classic M3 colors

      • 8 Years Ago
      BMW's are so lame, cars for people with no taste.. you want to impress upon me how you have "made it" in life.. roll in a lambo.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Better looking than the E46?

      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      @ JasonSK

      There's a bit of a price difference between a Lamborghini and a BMW, don't you think?

      On another note, i'm loving the new M3 in white...
      • 8 Years Ago
      The E46 has been my favourite car from the second I saw it... and when I had the chance to ride in one... there's no car that I really want more than an M3.

      I think that the new M3 looks better than the old one but the E46 with a wide body kit looks awesome as well. I'm a not a fan of carbon fiber but I looks nicely placed on the M3 (although a little Need For Speedish)

      I've been drooling over this car for a while.. and now i'm torn 8 different ways on the paint. They all look great!

      I'm with the guy who wants to bring back Laguna Blue.... it's an awesome colour! But if I we're seriously purchasing an M3.. .i would probably opt for something understated.

      Finally @ the dude who said to buy a Lambo... what am I going to do with a Lambo? I don't think BMW markets their product as an exotic vehicle.. and I don't think too many people will be torn between a lambo or an M3... get a life
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'll respect the power, but I think that car is not attractive at all. This M3 is not a sexy car. Period.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This car is a shit-ton better looking than it's predecessor.

      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm thinking the Melbourne Red is the re-named version of Indy Red which is available on the M5 and M6? I think this is the first time that the M3 won't be available in Silver out of the gate. Interesting. Don't care for Silverstone - sounds like cooking ware. Would've like to see a new version of Dakar Yellow and I like the Seprang Bronze on the other M cars - why not the M3. I would also be interested to see interior offerings. While exterior colors make a statement, spending most of the time INSIDE the car and having interior color choices that compliment the exterior (everyone likes a good exterior, no?) are equally important. Any-hoo; can't wait to see it in the flesh.
      • 8 Years Ago
      lol... sounds like Jason ate some sour grapes recently. Personally, I'm diggin' every minute of my E92 335. The M3 is gonna be a great ride!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Different strokes I guess, but...

      That milky red paint was AWFUL, and the wheels just looked brake-dust-dirty. It was a terrible way to introduce the car (which I actually like more than the E46 version).
      • 8 Years Ago
      Beautiful....any color...probably drives better than it looks but I guess any color will do...as long as you are driving one....very nice.

      #2 Perhaps your monitor needs some adjusting or you may benefit from a visit to a good opthlamologist in your town...milky red ?...perhaps you mistakenly interpreted the reflections off the rather bright red paint as the "milky" appearance you perceived.
      I bet that's it.
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