Road and Track had a friend on a bike that had to be in the right place in the right time. Or he’s just a very crafty spy photographer. Either way we have our first look at not only the F80 M3 (which will be four door only) but the new exclusive M color Yas Marinas Blue.

Both the four door M3 and the two door M4 will debut in production form at the Detroit Auto Show in early January with on-sale dates expect in the Spring of 2014. BMW has confirmed that the turbo-charged inline six will produce 425 hp and 370 lb of Torque. Given that the weight of both cars should be down from their predecessors we wouldn’t be surprised to see both go from 0-60 mph in under four seconds.