BMW F80 M3 vs. F82 M4

One of the true joys of having a new and popular BMW M model released is that there are a lot of enthusiasts building their cars right alongside yours. Some end up very similar, yet with small distinct touches. Others might drastically diverge into worlds apart – and this concept is the basis for what you see here today. Yes, if you are wondering, we did struggle to resist the usual “ketchup and mustard” references!

While the team here at PSI knew well in advance that our M4 Club Sport project was bound for SEMA and beyond, through several drastic evolutions, our friend Joe started with an entirely different car, and then continued on his own path. While there are a few basic similarities between our two approaches – mostly in that they are both the current F8x platform – in some ways you couldn’t ask for a greater contradiction. At their core, one is a yellow four-door M3 with manual transmission, and one is an orange two-door M4 with DCT. Night and day comes to mind.

If anything, our opposing processes and styles prove yet again that creativity plays a large part in the art of modifying a car, and two end results at opposite ends of the spectrum can certainly be appreciated by everyone involved. Rather than finding yourself stuck in the rut of having largely the same modifications as several others, realize that there are an ever-growing combination of colors, brands and variations out there – certainly far more than we have installed on these two M cars.

By staging a duel here today, even though each build is worlds apart, we can find a lot of common ground between these two polar opposites. We hope you can too!

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Austin Yellow F80 M3 – 6MT
BMS JB4
Gintani downpipes
ACM carbon engine cover
Macht Schnell 15mm spacers F/R
KW HAS Kit
Velos Design S3 Forged 20×9.5 / 20×11 wheels
BMW Performance black grilles
BMW Performance lower front lip
iND painted reflectors
iND rear M3 emblem
RKP rear diffuser
Vorsteiner 90mm brushed exhaust tips

PSI Sakhir Orange F82 M4 – DCT
Vorsteiner GTS carbon fiber front spoiler
Vorsteiner GTS carbon fiber rear diffuser
Volk Racing Pressed Double Black TE37 SL 18×9.5 +22 / 18×10.5 +20 wheels
BC Racing prototype coilovers with camber plates
Brembo GT 380mm slotted front / rear big brake kit
S55 JB4 Beta
BMC filters
Remus Turbo-back Sport Exhaust with carbon tips
Sabelt GT600 Full Carbon Fiber Race Bucket seats
Custom floor mounts with Sabelt sliders
Sabelt aluminum side mounts
Sabelt 6-point Zy-Tex safety harness
PSI custom bolt-in half roll cage
Rear seat delete with Alcantara closeout
iND painted reflectors
BMW Performance front grille surrounds
Custom coding by BPM Sport

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