The world has been anxiously looking forward to BMW’s eventual launch of the M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe sisters, and now we’re one step closer. Both cars’ online configurators are now live. We dive deep into the option lists, paint colors, leather tones, and wheel and brake packages in a holistic overview.

But before choosing one of the eight paint options or nine interior color schemes, lets remember what comes standard under the hood: the twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder. Its two mono-scroll turbos, direct-injection fuel system, and fully variable valve timing with variable camshaft control help the mill kick out 425 horsepower between 5,500 and 7,300 rpm along with 406 pound-feet of torque between a low 1,850 all the way up to 5,500 rpm.

The 3.0-liter is mated to a honest-to-goodness six-speed manual transmission or the optional seven-speed double-clutch transmission can be had, at a slight additional cost, of course. Both transmissions lay down respectable times, thought the seven-speed techno-box squeezes ahead by a few tenths. The manual comes in a 4.1 seconds to 60 mph while the double clutch does it in 3.9 seconds. Top speed is governed at 155 mph. Interestingly, BMW reports these same performance numbers for both cars.

Keeping things under control is an upgraded suspension system. With comfort not even a consideration, BMW engineers designed the setups for maximum performance and track-worthiness. Play-free ball joints, elastomeric bearing, and rubber-free bushings keep things tight, while double-jointed spring struts, control arms, wheel carriers, and axle subframes are all constructed of lightweight aluminum, decreasing unsprung mass.

Be sure to check out our full coverage of the M3 Sedan here and the M4 Coupe here.

Click past the jump to read more about the BMW M3 and M4.}

BMW M3 Sedan

Exterior Colors

BMW offers eight color choices on the M3 Sedan; seven of them metallic and one non-metallic.

Austin Yellow Metallic

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Yas Marina Blue Metallic

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Sakhir Orange Metallic

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Mineral Grey Metallic

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Black Sapphire Metallic

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Silverstone Metallic

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Mineral White Metallic

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Alpine White

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Interior Colors and Trims

Inside the M3 and M4 are nine different interior packages, thought the color pallet only consists of four hues. Its breaks down into beige, red, black, and silver leathers. From there, each color has an optional ‘extended leather package’ that envelops the dashboard and door panels in coordinating leather. Both the standard and extended packages are grouped together below. Lastly, there is a black cloth and leather combination that comes at no additional costs, unlike all eight leather packages.

Black Full Merino Leather

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Black Extended Merino Leather

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Sakhir Orange/Black Full Merino Leather

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Sakhir Orange/Black Extended Merino Leather

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Silverstone Full Merino Leather

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Silverstone Extended Merino Leather

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Sonoma Beige Full Merino Leather

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Sonoma Beige Extended Merino Leather

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Cloth/Leather combination Carbonstructure Anthracite/Black

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Interior Trim

Anthracite Wood Trim

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Aluminum Blade Interior Trim

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Wheels and Brakes

19” Light Alloy Wheel Double-Spoke Style

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19” Light Alloy Wheel Double-Spoke Style with M Carbon Ceramic Brakes

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19” Black Light-Alloy Wheel Double-Spoke Style with M Carbon Ceramic Brakes

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Base Pricing

2015 BMW M3 Sedan $62,000
2015 BMW M4 Coupe $64,200

Plus $925 for Destination & Handling

Packages

Package Price
Driver Assistance Plus $1,900
Lighting Package $1,900
Executive Package $4,000

Performance Options

Option Price
19" Black Light-Alloy Wheel Double-SpokeStyle 437 M with Mixed Perf. Tires $1,200
Manual Transmission $0
19" Light Alloy Wheel Double-Spoke Style437 M with Mixed Performance Tires $1,200
M Carbon Ceramic Brakes $8,150
M Double-clutch Transmission with Drivelogic $2,900
Adaptive M Suspension $1,000

Convenience Options

Option Price
Power rear sunshade $350 M4/$575 M3
Enhanced USB and Bluetooth plus Smartphone Integration $500
Concierge Services $250
Moonroof $0
Parking Assistant $500

Entertainment & Safety Options

Option Price
Harman Kardon surround sound system $875
Side and Top View Cameras $750

BMW M4 Coupe

Exterior Colors

Austin Yellow Metallic

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Yas Marina Blue Metallic

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Sakhir Orange Metallic

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Mineral Grey Metallic

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Black Sapphire Metallic

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Silverstone Metallic

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Mineral White Metallic

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Alpine White

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Interior Colors and Trims

Black Full Merino Leather

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Black Extended Merino Leather

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Sakhir Orange/Black Full Merino Leather

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Sakhir Orange/Black Extended Merino Leather

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Silverstone Full Merlino Leather

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Silverstone Extended Merino Leather

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Sonoma Beige Full Merino Leather

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Sonoma Beige Extended Merino Leather

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Cloth/Leather combination Carbonstructure Anthracite/Black

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Interior Trim

Anthracite Wood Trim

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Aluminum Blade Interior Trim

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Wheels and Brakes

19” Black Light-Alloy Wheel Double-Spoke Style

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19” Black Light-Alloy Wheel Double-Spoke Style with M Carbon Ceramic Brakes

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19” Light Alloy Wheel Double-Spoke Style with M Carbon Ceramic Brakes

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