Fashion Gray might be one of the best BMW M3 colors

Fashion Gray is not a new color in the BMW portfolio. The unique shade of gray has been part of the BMW individual program for at least a decade and has already found its way onto many M cars. But for some reason it works wonderfully with the bold and aggressive design of the BMW M3 G80 generation. .

Porsche inspired color

According to, Fashion Gray is a vintage Porsche paint job dating back to 1950-53. Some BMW customers describe Fashion Gray as having a green tint in darker light conditions while being very bright in the sun. The exterior of this BMW M3 G80 features a color change depending on the angle you look at it. And you can easily see it in the pictures below.

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Photos by / Hendrick BMW

This particular BMW M3 comes from North Carolina at the local Hendrick BMW dealership. The Fashion Gray M3 also comes with M’s 50 Year Anniversary Retro badging, a unique offering from BMW M for 2022 models. Being a non-competition model, this G80 M3 is as pure as it gets today. , thanks to its six-speed manual transmission.

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Photos by / Hendrick BMW

Carbon fiber parts in the cabin

Inside, the BMW M3 comes with a series of carbon fiber M Performance parts, visible on the steering wheel, center console and dashboard. It wouldn’t be a special build without the M carbon bucket seats, wrapped in black leather. But of course, if none of these colors or trims are your cup of tea, the G80 and G82 models also offer a range of attractive Frozen matte colors, as well as solid metallic choices and fine merino leather choices.

  • BMW Individual Orange Frost Metallic
  • BMW Individual Ice Portimao Blue Metallic
  • BMW Individual Frozen Dark Gray Metallic
  • BMW Individual Black Frost Metallic
  • BMW Individual Ice White Metallic

In addition to matte options, the new models are also available with:

  • BMW Individual Dravit Gray Metallic
  • BMW Individual Tanzanite Blue Metallic II
  • BMW Individual Oxide Gray Metallic

In terms of interior customization, BMW Individual offers future owners of the G80 M3 or G82 M4 a range of Merino upholsteries selected as follows:

  • BMW Individual Merino Tartufo
  • BMW Individual Merino White Ivory
  • BMW Individual Merino Fiona Red/Black
  • BMW Individual Merino Fjord Blue/Black

Price and power

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The standard BMW M3 comes with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six that develops 473 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. All that power is sent to the rear wheels. The M3 Competition uses the same engine but develops 503 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque and gets an eight-speed automatic as the only option, along with rear-wheel drive. Finally, the Competition xDrive uses the same powertrain as the Competition but benefits from all-wheel drive.

In the US, the 2022 BMW M3 six-speed manual starts at $72,800, an increase of $2,700 over 2021 models.


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