Sure, we've seen – and even ridden in – the 2015 BMW M3 before, but always under the cover of camouflage. Proving that it's always nice to be in the right place at the right time, a motorcyclist managed to capture a completely undisguised 2015 M3 (codenamed F80) on video during a closed-road photo shoot.

Road & Track has the helmet cam video, which shows the bright blue M3 doing a three-point turn as it follows a camera car possibly for an upcoming commercial or launch video. While the images are grainy, we do get to see some of the styling details for the next-gen M3. Aside from the extra set of doors, this M3 looks a lot like the Concept M4 Coupe we met a few months ago, including the bulging hood, oddly shaped door mirrors and the wide, vented front fenders. The aggressive fascia, big wheels/low-profile tires and quad exhaust outlets all but confirm this is the production M3 we'll be seeing at the Detroit Auto Show in a couple of months.

We've put together a gallery using screen shots from the video, but check out the video posted below to see the new M3 in motion.


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      S40Powered
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sweet. Love the color.
      me
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's called Yas Marina Blue, after the F1 Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
      NamorF-Pro
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not gonna lie, that thing looks siiiiccckkk! BMW's gonna be pissed :P lol
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice.
      uberfallz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Laguna seca!
      uberfallz
      • 1 Year Ago
      oh come on..Follow him...
      jonnybimmer
      • 1 Year Ago
      It looks like they were able to widen the rear fenders a bit too, which was one thing I had always hoped they did to the E90 M3. Not wide-body style, just a little bit to help differentiate between the normal models and the M, like the coupe does. Also, very happy to see it's with a standard manual, unless the DCT allows the car to roll on hills too.
      Street King
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sorry fan boys, the ATS-V is going to give this thing a beating like never before seen.
        Alan Ochoa
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Street King
        The ATS-V has the same engine as the current CTS-V sport. which is a twin turbo'd 3.0 V6 that makes 420HP and is said to weigh 3600LBS. The M3 will be making around 450HP (414HP was in the E9X) and weighs a confirmed 3300LBS. Going off numbers, It seems the ATS-V is at a disadvantage. But I will reserve judgement after reading/watching several comparison videos when they come out.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Street King
        LOL calling everyone fanboys while you're an obvious Caddy fanboy. I certainly like what Caddy is doing, but lets wait til we actually know a lot more about the ATS-V, and more importantly both cars are actually out and available to compare. Because know you're just making claims based on nothing.
        Stridenttube
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Street King
        Just like the ATS did to the f30 right? Oh wait, it didn't. It's slower and unrefined. Just like the ATS-V will be. BMW has been the benchmark for decades, and that's not going to change anytime soon.
        Brandon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Street King
        Sorry Street King, but you sound like a classic fan boy. Saying a car, that to my knowledge, hasn't been confirmed by Cadillac or have a set release date is going to beat a car that no one outside of BMW has ever driven makes you sound like a fan boy. Unless you work for Cadillac and BMW loaned them an M3/4 to compare their ATS "V" to, you have no room to talk.
          Lachmund
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Brandon
          kid doesn't want to be called a fanboy
          Brandon
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Brandon
          And I'm down voted for what reason exactly?
        MJC
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Street King
        Yeah, no.
      tony36619
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lets see what cadillac has in store for the ats-v
        Eta Carinae
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tony36619
        My thoughts exactly. ...
        MJC
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tony36619
        It's going to have a good engine, good handling, a crappy tranny, terrible ride, and the awful CUE system. In other words, it'll be a good car but not M3 good.
      Jarda
      • 1 Year Ago
      fcuk that, gief 2015 Mustang
      WillieSM
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks a little too fast and furious. not exactly premium sports sedan
      FIDTRO
      • 1 Year Ago
      BMW never messes around with M cars, the M3/M4 are going to be epic.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FIDTRO
        Only thing I miss from the previous M5 over the current car is the sound of the V10. And I can get over that.
        miketim1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FIDTRO
        Are you sure bexause the current M5 wasn't loved as much as the old ones in fact they say the new M5 lost some of its mojo
        MJC
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FIDTRO
        My heart will always be with the E39, but the current M5 is a damn rocketship...it's awesome
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