Nardo Grey BMW M3 Competition Package Is Audi’s Worst Nightmare

Although the F80-generation BMW M3 lacks the naturally-aspirated V8 engine of its predecessor, it is faster than ever, while adopting an edgier exterior design.

As with most cars, certain colors and shades work better than others on the M3 and we may have just stumbled upon one of the very best, Nardo Grey.

Nardo Grey may be more familiar to Audi enthusiasts, but one BMW owner and Bimmer Post member had his M3 Competition Package painted in this classic shade through the brand’s  Individual program, and boy does it look good.

Whereas some of the darker colors offered for the M3 hide its most aggressive body lines, the Nardo Grey makes them stand out, particularly the power dome of the hood and the prominent creases along the doors.

Beyond the paint, the Competition Package helps distinguish this M3 from most others. Not only does the upgrade kit add wheels similar to the M4 GTS but it also includes a 19 hp bump, bringing the total figure to 444 hp (450 PS) and shaving off 0.1 seconds in the 0-60 mph (96 km/h) sprint. The Competition Package also includes a number of handling upgrades including Adaptive M Suspension with distinct springs, dampers and anti-roll bars.


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    • TheHake

      No, the Superb is something else… 😉

  • Submarines

    You obviously never seem KleaperM3’s car lol…

  • Adam Coats

    Those seats are legit.

  • disqus_tPKQvHixLR

    And both of them fear the Guilia,

    • TheHake

      It’s ok, when the Guilia breaks down (and it will, it’s an Alfa), you will just drive past.

      • disqus_tPKQvHixLR

        You obviously have no experience with modern day Alfas. l have, and what you are saying is complete bollocs.

        • TheHake

          My daughter has a Guilietta and my brother-in-law has a GT. From there my comments. They spend more time at the dealer than on the road.

          • disqus_tPKQvHixLR

            That just shows how different experiences can be. My ex wife drove a 156 Sportwagon for 5 years without any hickups, my Spider is now approaching 10 years, only 79.000kms, but not one problem.
            l guess a lot can be put down to the quality of your local dealer, and we know they are a varied lot as far as quality of workmanship is concerned.

  • antbee

    That car looks fantastic in that colour! Who woulda thunk a high-performance sports sedan would look so awesome in grey? I think I might have gone for some navy blue seats, or perhaps even orange, to give passengers or friends a “GEEZ!” reaction, if any.

  • TheHake

    Urgh… red seats…. Those won’t age well.

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