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2011 BMW M3 - Styling Review

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It's not a subtle transformation, but the 2011 BMW M3 layers a little outrageousness on the classically handsome 3-Series shapes.
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It's not blown-out and garish-looking, as some performance cars can be, and the M3 is a better car for it.

Walk up to an M3 Comp and it's hard to miss the package-specific 19-inch alloys.
Motor Trend

It has muscular, raked looks and a handsomely dark interior.
Car and Driver

One of the few changes BMW has made to the 2011 M3 is the addition of LED taillights to the coupe and the convertible

I prefer the sedan body style not only for its increased versatility but also for its ever-so-slight sleeper factor.
Automobile Magazine

It's easy to spot the M3 from among the standard 3-Series range thanks to the bulging hood that makes room for the 414-horsepower V-8 below. In coupe form, the M3 is one of the best-looking two doors available.

The sedan's profile lengthens and pushes the coupe's more upright, but remains stylish. The convertible gains some thickness and heft with the loss of the roof, but likewise is among the best lookers on the market. In all, it's one of the most attractive M3 lineups ever.

Interior design is a bit more common to the rest of the 3-Series than you'd expect, with materials and shapes remaining somewhat cold and aloof rather than engaging or welcoming. Custom colors and trims can help make it your own. Easy-to-read dials and gauges, touches of carbon fiber, and available wood trim upgrades also speak to the M3's quality of design.



It's not a subtle transformation, but the 2011 BMW M3 layers a little outrageousness on the classically handsome 3-Series shapes.

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