Normally a show dominated by auto tuning companies, the 2011 Essen Motor Show will have something different to offer on the table this year. One automaker, a major one at that, is expected to make its debut to Europe’s answer to SEMA, and it’s bringing a host of performance vehicles with it.

BMW, say hello to the Essen Motor Show.

A few days ago, we caught word that the German automaker will be showcasing their BMW Performance and M Performance divisions on the show. The first car that you should look forward to seeing is the just revealed the 2012 BMW M3 Performance.

As far what the package has in store for us, you can expect it to be a little different from the 2011 model in that it will carry a new stripe package that harkens back to the classic look of the 70’s. Other aesthetic additions on the M3 Performance include plenty of exterior and interior carbon fiber trim, as well as a BMW Performance Alcantara sport steering wheel and pedal set.

Under its hood, the M3 Performance Package will still carry the same 4.0-liter V8 engine that produces 420 horsepower and mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch Drivelogic transmission.

  • 2012 BMW M3 Performance
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  • Engine:
    4.0-liter V8 engine
  • Transmission:
    7-speed dual-clutch Drivelogic transmission
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    420 horsepower
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What do you think?
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  (459) posted on 01.9.2012

I am not satisfied or better yet impressed on its design. Actually, the only thing that made me like this car is the fact that this is a BMW. I also doesn’t like its wheels, it looks similar with others.

  (427) posted on 12.7.2011

The engine of this M3 is really so satisfying for this kind of vehicle. Moreover, it looks very snobbish and appealing even though it is only on a simple detailing and styling.

  (570) posted on 12.1.2011

Yeah! However, I still noticed that its future competitor is more powerful than with this M3. Anyway, I also love the simplicity of this race car, and I will surely wait for the official details of it.

  (474) posted on 11.27.2011

BMW M3 really looks so cool with its abstract design! Even its spacious interior is looking great with it either, and it’s glad to hear that it also had an impressive engine output, which could truly give a nice speed on it.

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