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In what is quite possibly the quickest turnover of any car in history, BMW has released the first official images of the revised 2009 M3 Sedan.

The new version makes its debut even before the first Australian sales of the current model have begun – although to comfort prospective owners, perhaps you could consider the existing car a limited production model.

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Like the face lifted 3-Series, the 2009 M3 Sedan features a new tail-light design and boot-lid inspired by the recently unveiled 7-Series.

2009 BMW M3 Sedan face lift alreadyThe interior is composed of several subtle refinements to the switchgear, air outlets for the air-conditioning, an arm rest for the centre console and new iDrive controls – but overall remains identical.

The iDrive system itself has also been updated to the latest generation which incorporates an 8.8-inch display and the latest in navigation data.

Those who have bought an M3 Sedan already and are only interested in its performance can breathe easy, with the engine and drivetrain left untouched.

Prospective buyers should also recognise it is unlikely this new model will land in Australia until at least 2009, with some sources even speculating the short run of the current M3 Sedan could make it a future classic.

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The M3 isn’t the only model from the M-Division to boasts new features – albeit far less intensive, with the M5 and M6 models adding revised wing mirrors for improved visibility and a new ‘Competition Package’ for the M6 Coupe.

Images: CarScoop

  • Staggers

    I dont think that the M3 sedan is even on sale in Australia yet!!! Only the coupe and recently introduced convertible are on sale here so far…

  • Jon

    They have done a Ford and Holden, nothing like bringing out a new model every year to make them depreciate quicker.

  • George

    Thanks Staggers, changes made (kinda).

  • Andy

    I’d love to know the ‘sources’ who said the current model may become a limited run ‘classic’. Im sure im not alone in wanting to give the guy a tight slap.

  • CoconutPhotography

    You can’t even tell there were changes made from the front picture!!

  • John

    Dare I say the sedan looks even better than the coupe for some reason. I’ve seen enough of the new M3 on the road, it just looks wrong. Like its too long for a coupe. The E46 looks a hell of a lot better. But this new M3 sedan might just have the dimesnsions in the looks department right.

  • http://Mini Ben Larden

    John, how thick are your lenses lol. The sedan looks disgusting compared to the coupe. The proportions, on the coupe are amazing, and the rear end is 100000 times better than the sedan. Each to their own

  • Ivan

    Anybody knows how much the M3 sedan 2009 will be selling in Aus?

  • ab

    when is this model due for upgrade, i dont mean a face lift, but like end of life cycle….

    BMW has gone crazy lately, what with X6, and now 3 series face lifts, not sure what the purpose of x3 is, 7 series looks fugly, 5 series reminds me of dame edna’s glasses….


  • Dan

    reckon bmw oz will try to get the price down as close as possible to the c63 ($140k). the coupe is now $162k (incl LCT increase), and BMW US have announced that the sedan will be USD3k than the coupe. Around $145-150k would be my guess.
    And a mighty good buy at that price i reckon!

  • gt2000

    i needs more than a facelift this model is plain ugly, bmw stuffed up with this model 3 series big time!