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The 2012 BMW M3 exudes sportiness from every duct, scoop, and curve.
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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

For 2012, the BMW M3 Coupe and Convertible move forward with no major styling changes, though a handful of new exterior and interior colors, and BMW's Individual Composition Package, are added for the first time.

From front the back, the M3 speaks of sporting ability. Low-slung, sleekly contoured, with just enough aggression at the front end, both Coupe and Convertible are at once instantly recognizable and familiarly BMW. Details like flared fender arches, the slightly domed hood, a carbon fiber roof, and low aerodynamics combine to remove the M3 from the realm of workaday 3-Series coupes or convertibles.

The Convertible's folding hard top makes it look almost like the coupe with the roof up, and tucks away inconspicuously when lowered.

The interior is simple, but well-executed. Well-bolstered sport seats, a comfortable, stylish steering wheel, and a bold, horizontally-oriented dash make for a purposeful, functional cockpit. Here, you'll find more shared elements with the standard 3-Series, and the shapes and materials may come off as somewhat cold to some observers.


The 2012 BMW M3 exudes sportiness from every duct, scoop, and curve.

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