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      08-23-2011, 11:40 AM   #1
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BMW F31 3-series Touring Pics Reveal New Liquid Blue Color

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The F31 3-series touring/wagon has been spotted in testing again, this time in a new color - liquid blue. Liquid blue recently showed up as new BMW color for the 2012 3-series E92 coupe and 2012 1-series F20 hatchback and this is the first ever look at the new light blue paint color.

No official word yet on whether the F31 touring/wagon will be available in North America, but in a recent interview with Automotive News, the now retired BMWNA CEO Jim O'Donnell says he wishes the company hadn't stopped selling the F11 5 series wagon in the United States last year because the company thought a lot its 5-series station wagon customers would go with the GT. The report went on to say that the next gen F31 3-series wagon will still be available in NA. O'Donnell said: "We are not giving up the 3-series wagon because if you give it up, they will go straight to the competition." Unfortunately, O'Donnell recently retired, so it's unknown if this prediction still holds.

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      08-23-2011, 12:06 PM   #2
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For some reason I feel that's going to be a very popular color. I have a hunch.
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Please bring the 3 and 5 wagon to NA.
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Looks pretty sweet. Wish they would sell it with n55 and 6mt!
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Color brings back memories..........my dad drove a 1977 320 (no i, it was the carburated version) in "Fjord" metallic also a light blue..........color code 591
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Looks like Bluewater metallic ?

EDIT: Just checked the paint formulations for Liquid Blue and Bluewater and they are very very similar
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For some reason I feel that's going to be a very popular color. I have a hunch.
Haha I agree!
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Talking F31 UK Police car render

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Looks pretty sweet. Wish they would sell it with n55 and 6mt!
+1. That would be my next car for sure if they did.
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Am I the only one that thinks that is FUGLY?
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Looks like Bluewater metallic ?

EDIT: Just checked the paint formulations for Liquid Blue and Bluewater and they are very very similar
I thought it looked very close to blue water as well.
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They love driving around that field. Seems like the paparazzi can just camp out and wait for BMW to come to them.
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That is so true. Why is it so difficult to explain to the uninitiated the sublime pleasure of driving a BMW?
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Is it just me or does the windsheild/front roof line look really tall? Kind of goofy looking, I hope this is just because of the camo.
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That is so true. Why is it so difficult to explain to the uninitiated the sublime pleasure of driving a BMW?
That's the first time someone ever commented on my sig, and I think it's the best one on any forum! lol That's the basis of why we're here - the quote is 100% true.
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I thought it looked very close to blue water as well.
+1.

And the car looks great so far.
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Am I the only one that thinks that is FUGLY?
Yes.
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Please bring the 3 and 5 wagon to NA.
+1.
If BMW brings the 3 series wagon to NA, it may very likely be my next car. If they brought a 3 or 5 Touring with diesel, it would definately be my next car.

If BMW doesn't, and Audi brings the A6 diesel wagon to NA, then my next car definately will NOT be a BMW.
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