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.
The 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.
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.