• Dec 1, 2009
2010 BMW M3 -- Click above for image gallery

Just a couple of years into its run, this is your slightly revised BMW M3, free of camo save for the taillights. The photog on the scene said there is nothing we should expect from the next Munich mauler save for new LED lamps in back and an updated interior. We speculate that cabin changes will include upgraded materials and lines that bring it closer to its recently unveiled siblings higher up the food chain. And that should be enough to keep everyone happy while BMW and M3 mavens focus on the M3 GTS.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      I love how they covered up the BMW symbol. What a waste of tape, that's not being "Green" lol.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah lol, it's like no one knows it's a BMW.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I still think they should lower that gaping hole in the back bumper and stick the pipes through it instead of the design afterthought it looks like now. Smooth out the lower side bumper areas too and it'd be a huge improvement.

      And now that I look at the side of the car some more, there are too many lines on the rocker panels and the fact that the rear rocker panel body line is higher than the door jamb bothers me.

      And also the wing mirrors are too big, but other than that, it's all right. :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      The 3 coupe doesn't need any updates. It looks perfect as-is, so I hope they don't f it up. They finally sorta fixed the 5 and 7 so maybe there won't be a disastrous 3 redesign.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The current Civic does not have LED taillights. If you think that, its just because of the way Honda designed the reflectors behind the red plastic lens. They are still just a couple regular bulbs.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The wheels look like the previous (e46) M3 CSL wheels without center caps --also available stateside on the competition package (M CROSS SPOKE 163) they are made by BBS.

      There are a bunch of replicas like the Miro which I doubt BMW would be using during testing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I saw the new Audi S5 got LED tail lamps, so its BMW's turn.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Judging by the BBS wheels off the M3 GTS and the lowered suspension this car is non other then the long awaited E92 M3 Competition Package. This car will bridge the gap between the M3 GTS and the regaular M3 just like the E46 M3 Competition Package bridged the gap between the regular E46 M3 and the CSL. Where as the GTS will not be sold in the US because of the Seats, cage, and couple other bits this will make it across the pond!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe it's just me, but seems that it's gotta be a slow news day when tail lights are a news item...

      Up next, Rolls-Royce changes the thread used to stitch their leather seats, and a Pontiac dealer in Montana decided that they WILL change burnt-out lightbulbs in the showroom, even though Pontiac's being phased out...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Kind of looks like the camouflage to me. I must be losing it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      No carbon fiber roof?
        • 5 Years Ago
        First thing I noticed.

        I actually like the black carbon fiber on white.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think it's a bit weird that they have to do road testing with a test mule if they have only made a few cosmetic changes/facelift.. don't you think?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The current M3 has LED tails.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not the coupe. Only the LCI E90 has LED's.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Where can I get and "www.autoblog.com" sticker like the one that car has for my car? :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        And in pink, like on the M3? ;-)
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