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      10-12-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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What Color?

Hey guys,

I usually am over on the M3 forum, but I am selling my M3. I'm hoping to get a 335i for a replacement, or if I don't it will some other SUV. Problem is I haven't had any luck getting the M sold, so I'm hoping just to trade in it for the 335i, which would be the easiest.

That aside, I'm hoping to make a deal tomorrow so If i order, I need to know what color and I'm stuck on either Mineral Grey on Alpine white, and it will e an M-sport. My dealership hasn't been able to keep any 3 series in stock because they are selling so well so I can't really see how the colors are going to look on the car. So any help would be great.

I have space grey on my car already and love it, but kind of want to have something different. I love white cars, but I like metallic white and you can't get Mineral white on the M sport for some reason.

Any thoughts or opinions would be great!
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      10-12-2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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What about Estoril..?

White looks good, bummer that they donīt offer metallic white with the M-sport..

Donīt get it

Anyway, good luck!
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      10-12-2012, 05:03 PM   #3
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Have you considered Glacier silver ?

I went back and forth between Alpine white and Mineral grey. I have owned several white cars in the past; they were all a pain to maintain, showing dirt, every spec of road tar and bugs galore. Being a non-metallic finish with no clear coast, AW is also more prone to stains from bird droppings, etc.

Mineral grey is a nice colour, but it really only comes to life in bright sunlight. MG is sooo much darker than Space grey.
The black areas on the M Sport front end and the black window trim are somewhat lost against Mineral grey; there isn't enough contrast for me.

After taking a closer look at photos of Glacier silver, especially in M Sport trim, I really liked the contrast between the paint and the black trim elements. In real life, it's a wee bit darker and creamier than Titanium silver. It is also a relatively rare colour so far for the F30 in North America. Like you, I wanted a metallic finish; I think I will be very pleased with GS. You should check out the photos on the Glacier Silver Metallic thread.
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      10-12-2012, 06:06 PM   #4
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Mineral Grey. Don't be stupid.

I just came off an E90 in Space Grey, and I too was concerned that the colors may look too similar and that I'd be bored. Mineral Grey is much, much deeper really reflects light beautifully, looks black at night, is really one of the best grey's BMW was ever made.

White F30's don't look as nice, all the beautiful curves in the sheet-metal creates no shadows, it all gets absorbed in a big sea of nothingness. Mineral Grey really reflects the light, see photo above, you have to see it in person understand.

Here's the official F30 Post color threads, have at it.

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showpo...23&postcount=1

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      10-12-2012, 09:55 PM   #5
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I notice no one talks about Imperial Blue?

IB is absolutely a stunning colour in real life and something I'll consider when I get my next car.

I love AW as I have it but if I can choose my colour again, I'd go for IB!!! Looks amazing under the sun...

Good luck!
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I notice no one talks about Imperial Blue?

IB is absolutely a stunning colour in real life and something I'll consider when I get my next car.
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Probably because these days it's all about M sports and unfortunately, it doesn't come in imperial blue.
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Debating MG and black myself. Funny, I wish space gray was available on this car because I fear MG may be too dark. Need to see one on an M sport in person though.
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Debating MG and black myself. Funny, I wish space gray was available on this car because I fear MG may be too dark. Need to see one on an M sport in person though.
its darker than space grey for sure, but really nice in person in the sun
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She's 13 days old

Just got her Oct 1st black with coral red interior.
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its darker than space grey for sure, but really nice in person in the sun
took another look at MG in person and while it is a very nice color, I'm going with BSM. Truth be told, it was probably always black for me, but I danced with EBII, MG, and AW briefly lol.
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