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      02-03-2014, 12:11 PM   #1
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Got to see Yas Marina Blue F80 M3 at M School this weekend (with short video)

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I was at the BMWCCA hosted M School in South Carolina this weekend and while I will post a review of the school later (short story: it was awesome!), I got a surprise when I was wandering the grounds during lunch hour when I saw a F80 M3 parked by the school's cars. The guy driving it was very cool and let me snap photos with the caveat that this is a pre-production model and what you see not is not what you might get. It really is a beautiful car and the seats are awesome. I did not get to drive in it or hear the engine (other than at idle), but here are some photos.

The instructors told me they expect M4 at the school around July. The one instructor who got to go to Germany to drive the M4 said he really liked it.

This model features standard M brakes and 6 speed manual transmission. Short video of this car is below.



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Bonus video of this car (by Palbay):





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      02-03-2014, 12:31 PM   #2
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AHHHHHH Lucky...... How was the school overall? what did you go for? thanks for the update
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Nice job snapping pics of that thing, not sure what I think of it... But it's awesome that you ran across it and got to share with us.
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      02-03-2014, 12:38 PM   #4
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Hating the wheels but color is awesome!
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sweet! to bad you didn't get to see it in action doing some hot laps! or did you?
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Nice. You can definitely tell this is a pre-production test car.
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Nice I'm gonna pick mine up in SC
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Nice. You can definitely tell this is a pre-production test car.
yeap carbon fiber strut brace missing
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YMB looks better with silver wheels IMO.
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YMB looks better with silver wheels IMO.
I bet it would look great with some Brushed Tint HRE P43SC...
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you should have stolen it.
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YMB looks better with silver wheels IMO.
I bet it would look great with some Brushed Tint HRE P43SC...
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To me it's another picture that proves that YMB and black wheels on the M3 looks awful
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AHHHHHH Lucky...... How was the school overall? what did you go for? thanks for the update
2-Day M School. It was awesome. Especially powersliding and doing donuts in a $145,000 M5.
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yeap carbon fiber strut brace missing
Yeah, I mentioned that to the guy driving the car and he just kind of shrugged. You could tell he was not allowed to comment on the car.
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sweet! to bad you didn't get to see it in action doing some hot laps! or did you?
No, it was there for some sort of a film shoot which was planned for today (Monday). I imagine the hot laps are taking place as I type this.
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So, when having all those other M cars to compare with the same day at in the same natural light conditions how does the F80 compare in looks? Is it striking, large, small, best looking of the bunch, exciting, aggressive or any other comments in relation to the others?
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To me it's another picture that proves that YMB and black wheels on the M3 looks awful
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I love YMB with some HREs, springs and a few carbon bits here and there this car/color is going to looks so stunning.
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looks amazing! LOVE the black wheels and yas marina blue combination.
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My Sales Associate sent me a bunch of YMB pictures from somewhere today too. Really starting to fall in love w/ this color. Definitely with silver wheels tho.
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