With the BMW M3 being a range-topping 3 Series, the F80 M3 wasn't offered with different trim levels in the traditional sense. Instead, it was equipped up to a certain level to which buyers could then add optional extras or bundled option packs according to their needs. But, seeing as the F80 M3 occupied the top spot in the 3 Series hierarchy, it was well-equipped even at its most basic level.
Standard kit includes leather/cloth-upholstered sport front seats with 10-way electric adjustment and memory for the driver, heated front seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, one-touch power windows front and rear, powered door locks, self-dimming interior rear-view mirror, rain-sensing wipers, heated electric-adjust exterior mirrors with auto-dimming function, manual tilt- and telescoping adjustment for the steering wheel, cruise control, steering wheel-mounted controls for the cruise control and audio system, a 60:40 split-folding rear seatback, an anti-theft alarm, an integrated universal garage door opener, automatic climate control, integrated navigation, a high-end audio system with HD Radio, satellite radio preparation, USB- and Bluetooth compatibility, and BMW Connected Services.
On top of this, buyers could order a glass moonroof (although this no-cost option deleted the carbon fiber roof), carbon-ceramic brakes, adaptive M suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels in various designs, a powered rear sunshade, various interior garnish options, a 360-degree camera system, parking assistance, and a Harman Kardon premium audio system upgrade.
These are only some of the available standalone options, but many of them could also be grouped together into a Driver Assistance Plus Package (which mainly adds the semi-autonomous driving assistants and surround-view camera system), an Executive Package (which adds a heated steering wheel, keyless entry, heated rear seats, head-up display, rear-view camera system, park distance control, and extended leather trim), or the Lighting Package (which upgrades the headlights to full-LED status and adds automatic high beams).
- BMW M3 Competition Package: The Competition Package arrived in 2016 and was available as a regular trim option for the remainder of the F80 M3's life. It gained 19 horsepower over the base model, revised suspension, larger (19-inch) wheels with fatter tires, more-aggressive stability control- and differential programming, black exterior trim pieces, and revised front sports seats with more lateral support.
- BMW M3 CS: This special edition F80 BMW M3 made its way to the United States for its final year in 2018. BMW produced a limited run of 1,200 M3 CS models, of which approximately 550 were allocated to the USA. The M3 CS featured the usual cosmetic- and chassis enhancements, such as a carbon fiber front splitter, Alcantara interior trim, and a more-aggressive suspension setup. Its main drawcard (apart from exclusivity) revolves around an improved power-to-weight-ratio, however: The 5th Gen M3 CS lost about 110 lb through the use of thinner side glass and less noise insulation, and scored an extra 29 hp and 37 lb-ft of torque over the base model, for new outputs of 454 hp and 443 lb-ft.