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View Poll Results: Your exterior colour
Alpine White 94 16.64%
Black 28 4.96%
Mineral white 31 5.49%
Black Sapphire 63 11.15%
Sparkling Bronze 3 0.53%
Melbourne Red 48 8.50%
Havanna 14 2.48%
Glacier Silver 37 6.55%
Mineral Grey 107 18.94%
Imperial Blue 39 6.90%
Liquid Blue 3 0.53%
Estoril Blue 98 17.35%
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      05-06-2012, 05:09 AM   #67
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I thought this was an interesting close-up picture of Black Sapphire Metallic. I was amazed by all the colors!


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      05-08-2012, 05:11 PM   #68
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I thought this was an interesting close-up picture of Black Sapphire Metallic. I was amazed by all the colors!


+1, but it looks abstract as it is out of focus, need a good macro lens
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      05-08-2012, 05:19 PM   #69
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Melbourne looks good in picts, but it's a shade too dark and it'll be a bitch to keep clean.
I got the Melbourne Red and it's actually lighter than I though and seems to be really easy to keep clean or at least appear clean. After driving 2 rains it still looks very clean.
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      05-08-2012, 06:06 PM   #70
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      05-08-2012, 09:46 PM   #71
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Mineral Grey has a dominant lead, with Sapphire Black and Alpine White tied for second.

Coincidentally, these were the 3 colours I was deciding between. I originally favoured AW having seen it on a M3 and thought it looked awesome, but I thought it looked a little plain on the F30 even in the Sportline trim. I loved the SB but I wasn't sure I was up to the constant upkeep of it. So Mineral Grey for me
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      05-09-2012, 12:16 AM   #72
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I got the Melbourne Red and it's actually lighter than I though and seems to be really easy to keep clean or at least appear clean. After driving 2 rains it still looks very clean.
Is it as light, bright red as non metallic crimson used to be?
Maybe the reason BMW pulled crimson was because Melbourne is very close in shade? But then, why have to blacks, one flat one metallic?
Crimson is non metallic and Melbourne is.
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      05-09-2012, 12:18 AM   #73
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I wanted the red, but I preferred to drive this machine hard without the police noticing . Mineral grey baby!
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      05-12-2012, 12:33 PM   #74
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I wanted the red, but I preferred to drive this machine hard without the police noticing . Mineral grey baby!
That is a urban legend about red cars and tickets. In fact, according to snopes.com grey cars get far more citations for speeding than they statistically should compared to red cars.

http://www.snopes.com/autos/law/redcars.asp
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      05-12-2012, 01:21 PM   #75
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That is a urban legend about red cars and tickets. In fact, according to snopes.com grey cars get far more citations for speeding than they statistically should compared to red cars.

http://www.snopes.com/autos/law/redcars.asp
The snopes story is based on pretty limited information. Keeping in mind that I drive a red car I think that it is true that cars that are more noticeable (bright red, bright yellow, etc.) get more tickets. It is also a fact that the color red inspires anger. That being said, I don't think that it is significantly different enough for most people. If you are a poor driver or really speed/break traffic laws a lot, it's in your best interest to be as invisible as possible and bright colors such as red are counterproductive to that.
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      05-12-2012, 01:23 PM   #76
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Is it as light, bright red as non metallic crimson used to be?
Maybe the reason BMW pulled crimson was because Melbourne is very close in shade? But then, why have to blacks, one flat one metallic?
Crimson is non metallic and Melbourne is.
It looks bright red when it is darker/cloudy and it looks almost orange in bright sunlight. I think it just looks richer than crimson.
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Just got my VIN for my Alpine White on Everst Grey!!!!!
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      05-27-2012, 04:04 AM   #78
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Imperial blue for me.
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      05-28-2012, 08:08 PM   #79
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Mineral Grey... It finally made it on a boat. ThE stork is delivering my new baby. I can't wait.
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      05-28-2012, 08:24 PM   #80
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Mineral Grey... It finally made it on a boat. ThE stork is delivering my new baby. I can't wait.
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Melbourne RED, you just can't argue it's HOT
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      05-29-2012, 04:41 PM   #82
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Liquid Blue (or Bluewater it was) looked awesome on my E90 but don't think it suits the F30 as much unless it's the ActiveHybrid 3. Glacier Silver for me but I am a fan of Mineral Grey, Melbourne Red and Imperial Blue Xirallic, although that is a biatch to keep clean so I strayed away from it.
Here is BMW's shot of the ActiveHybrid 3 in Liquid Blue and my shot's of my E90 in Bluewater.
There was an awful picture of an F30 316d ES in Liquid Blue which looked a right dog but that is below base model and it was a poor picture. Can't find that one unfortunately.
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      06-16-2012, 01:41 AM   #83
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Looks like Mineral Grey is the undisputed champion colour. I'm soooo glad I chose it.
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      06-16-2012, 09:07 AM   #85
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Alpine White / Saddle Brown leather.
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Alpine White / Saddle Brown leather.
So you didn't go with black leather interior, eh? ;-)
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      06-16-2012, 01:31 PM   #87
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Maybe somewhat predictable on the M Sport..... I went for EBII.

Done white & black cars to death over the last 5 years, a wee change is in order.
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I'm with JustinTJ on this, I like to see my car very far away in a parking lot. That way, I can hone into it and stare. Way too many shades of black and white out there. Either Melbourne Red or Estoril Blue was for me, but I have blue now, so I'll stick with it
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