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View Poll Results: Your exterior colour
Alpine White 94 16.61%
Black 28 4.95%
Mineral white 31 5.48%
Black Sapphire 63 11.13%
Sparkling Bronze 3 0.53%
Melbourne Red 48 8.48%
Havanna 14 2.47%
Glacier Silver 38 6.71%
Mineral Grey 107 18.90%
Imperial Blue 39 6.89%
Liquid Blue 3 0.53%
Estoril Blue 98 17.31%
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      05-02-2012, 11:41 PM   #45
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mineral grey ftmfw
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      05-03-2012, 12:53 AM   #46
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Black Saph for me looks amazing almost went with the mineral white but backed out last minute
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      05-03-2012, 01:11 AM   #47
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Jet Black for me. I've got a pro detailer that is very familiar with BMW jet black and gave me a full plan for how to care for this soft paint.

I think no other color is as mirror-like and beautiful when properly waxed and maintained. The heavy upkeep is a labor of love for me
Whats the best way to look after non metallic paint? You sound like you know what your talking about...
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      05-03-2012, 08:47 AM   #48
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      05-03-2012, 09:35 AM   #49
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Woohoo, I'm the only one (so far) with Havanna (btw, my color is Mojave Metallic, not Havana (yeah, I know it's the same color haha)).



Sorry, haven't been online much lately, been driving around more

But yeah, just gave it a vote.. I LOVE MY COLOR
Yeah svache, love your colour! Gorgeous both inside and out.
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Very few Havanna's here. Seems like nobody likes it, even though it is the launch color for modern line. Mine is Havanna and I love the match between the exterior and the beige interior.
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      05-03-2012, 03:49 PM   #51
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Mineral Grey pullin' away for the victory!
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      05-03-2012, 03:53 PM   #52
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liquid blue unique colour
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      05-03-2012, 05:02 PM   #53
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Mineral Grey pullin' away for the victory!
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      05-03-2012, 09:01 PM   #54
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Interesting that Mineral Grey is the favorite here (even beating both blacks and both whites combined) yet all of the dealers remotely near to me only have the black or white variants in stock. I understand that they are (probably) an easier sell for a car on the lot, but it is still surprising since grey and silver are typically pretty popular colors.

Unless people are actually buying the other colors and that is why they don't have them in stock...
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      05-03-2012, 10:25 PM   #55
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I would order the old crimson red non-metallic. I LOVE that color.
I was going to get it on my 135i, but I really wanted the coral red seats, and that wouldn't work with crimson red.
Then, BMW pulled the crimson red when Melbourne became available.
I'm disappointed with that. I've had a darker metallic red and it's too hard to keep clean. As soon as I washed, only a couple of days and already it dulls with dust settling on it.
A bright non metallic crimson holds it clean shine for a much longer time.

Melbourne looks good in picts, but it's a shade too dark and it'll be a bitch to keep clean. I have space gray on my 135i and it's very nice.
I don't want to get another gray though, and this "mineral gray" is darker than my space gray.

I'm actually considering silver with coral red interior.
Estoril blue is nice, but I don't think I could handle it after a couple months of seeing it every day.
A crimson red Msport would be AWESOME.
I really hope BMW brings that red back for 2013.
Crimson with black with red accents, nice.
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Am I the only one that chose liquid blue? I have liquid blue on coral red and everyone who sees the car tells me how sharp it looks.
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Am I the only one that chose liquid blue? I have liquid blue on coral red and everyone who sees the car tells me how sharp it looks.
That's hot. I really like liquid blue, but never would've thought the red seats would work. Could I live with those seats for several years? - I don't know...

Can you post more pics of the combo?
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Mojave or mineral grey.
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      05-05-2012, 12:11 PM   #59
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      05-05-2012, 12:13 PM   #60
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That's hot. I really like liquid blue, but never would've thought the red seats would work. Could I live with those seats for several years? - I don't know...

Can you post more pics of the combo?
Looking at the photo I uploaded, I can see that the colour of the seats isn't right. It's not that bright a red. I will blame my old Sony digital camera, which isn't very good with red, and myself for doing an auto colour correction in Photoshop.

I'll try to post more pictures later.
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That's hot. I really like liquid blue, but never would've thought the red seats would work. Could I live with those seats for several years? - I don't know...

Can you post more pics of the combo?
Looking at the photo I uploaded, I can see that the colour of the seats isn't right. It's not that bright a red. I will blame my old Sony digital camera, which isn't very good with red, and myself for doing an auto colour correction in Photoshop.

I'll try to post more pictures later.
thanks, "real life" pics are often better than brochure pics.
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thanks, "real life" pics are often better than brochure pics.
Uter, check out my garage for more photos showing the colour combination. It's funny, the red colour looks right on my laptop screen but on my big monitor downstairs it looks much too bright.
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Liquid Blue Metallic. Got the first one the dealership had even seen. It is bluer then grey and I LOVE IT! Looks awesome on the modern line.
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Am I the only one that chose liquid blue? I have liquid blue on coral red and everyone who sees the car tells me how sharp it looks.
I just got my Liquid Blue Metallic Last week! I did the Leather Dakota Oyster interior. It looks great! Definitely an eye catcher.
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I ordered Jet Black and I love it. And I hate it....
I hate it because I am a perfectionist and up close, in the sun, it shows EVERY LITTLE BLEMISH!!! However, from every angle, from greater than three feet from the car, it is a thing of beauty!! So shiny and such a DEEP black!

I know that I have a labor of love ahead of me in the next few years, but I also know that this car is absolute nirvana in jet black when it's clean!! No other color comes close to depicting mirror-like finish with more shine and gleam!
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