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      05-09-2012, 08:34 PM   #23
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Estoril Blue II Metallic

I'm getting the M package!!!
That's the color I would have gotten, if it had been available. I settled for Imperial Blue, which is great in its own right.
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      05-09-2012, 08:37 PM   #24
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Estoril Blue or a blue very close to it is offered by Subaru (WR Blue Pearl), Lexus (Ultrasonic Blue Mica), Honda (North Shore Blue Pearl), Mazda (Stormy Blue Mica), Toyota (Nautical Blue Metallic), and on and on.
Very true, but what Subaru, Lexus, Honda, Mazda and Toyota DON'T offer is a F31 Touring. I'll be sporting BMW's shade of blue on one of those...
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      05-09-2012, 08:47 PM   #25
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I think all of the colours are the run of the mill type of colours every brand is using. Mojave is the only one that's not normal. You look at the luxury brands or the domestic vehicles and they all have greys, black, white, red, and dark blue. Estoril will be nice because it is fresh and different.

I wish they'd throw in a british racing green like you used to be able to get on the 5 series back in the day.

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Very true, but what Subaru, Lexus, Honda, Mazda and Toyota DON'T offer is a F31 Touring. I'll be sporting BMW's shade of blue on one of those...
Isn't north american not getting the wagon?
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      05-09-2012, 09:58 PM   #26
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I really dislike all the colors. They all stink. I wish BMW had Mineral Silver.

If I'd had to pick one, it might be Estoril II Blue. But screw paying over $3000 just for that color. Not my idea of money well spent.
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      05-09-2012, 10:08 PM   #27
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I really dislike all the colors. They all stink. I wish BMW had Mineral Silver.

If I'd had to pick one, it might be Estoril II Blue. But screw paying over $3000 just for that color. Not my idea of money well spent.


Hmm Mineral Silver? That sounds neat...

You might want to look at Glacier Silver as it looks very nice...
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Melbourne Red because it has a good medium red color and then, when the sun hits it right, it has an amazing dark orange look to it as well.
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      05-09-2012, 11:52 PM   #29
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      05-10-2012, 07:57 AM   #31
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BMW colors are uninspiring, to say the least.

Lexus has some great colors, like Noble Spinel Mica and Matador Red Mica. One of our posters painted his older M3 with it and wow! I wish I could find that pic.
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BMW colors are uninspiring, to say the least.

Lexus has some great colors, like Noble Spinel Mica and Matador Red Mica. One of our posters painted his older M3 with it and wow! I wish I could find that pic.
Our IS is Matator Red Mica, it is a sick colour.



Still no British Racing Green though


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      05-10-2012, 10:48 AM   #33
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I'm sorry but that looks just like the dark red that GM uses across most of it's lines. In the Detroit area, that color is very common.
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I always loved Black on Black on BMWs, but the Estoril Blue II Metallic with M package and the Mineral White man they look good!

At this point I would say the best combination ever for the new 3 series is...

MW with red seats... I just don't have to balls to order it as it shines too much but... the MW color looks amazing.
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Still no British Racing Green though

Yes! British Racing Green with a light tan interior would be great! BMW had a very similar colour a few years back ( I don't recall the BMW name, though).
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Melbourne Red

Hi! New here, but since I ordered Melbourne Red - that has to be the winner for me.

I really like the mineral white and glacier silver though, too. Having had 2 black cars, I have to say that they're awesome when they're clean...it's just tough keeping them clean enough!!!
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Still no British Racing Green though

Yes! British Racing Green with a light tan interior would be great! BMW had a very similar colour a few years back ( I don't recall the BMW name, though).
My uncle had a 528i in British Racing Green with a tan interior. I loved that car, it looked so classy. Nowadays you'll only get a colour like that in a SUV or if you spring for a Porsche.
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Same here... After two Jet Blacks and one BSM (plus two other black cars), I'm looking forward to my Glacier Silver / Coral Red!
E36 Jet Black, E46 Jet Black, F30 Glacier Silver!
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Clearly there are three award-worthy colours for the F30:

1.) Estoril Blue II
2.) Mineral White
3.) Melbourne Red

I've placed them in order for now...

Let's see who's worthy of the top position after a few more posts...
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Still no British Racing Green though

Yes! British Racing Green with a light tan interior would be great! BMW had a very similar colour a few years back ( I don't recall the BMW name, though).
My uncle had a 528i in British Racing Green with a tan interior. I loved that car, it looked so classy. Nowadays you'll only get a colour like that in a SUV or if you spring for a Porsche.
Yeh man the British Racing Green with Tan interior is an awesome combination!!!

My uncle currently has this combination with his Jaguar back in England...
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      05-11-2012, 01:13 PM   #41
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I think all of the colours are the run of the mill type of colours every brand is using. Mojave is the only one that's not normal. You look at the luxury brands or the domestic vehicles and they all have greys, black, white, red, and dark blue. Estoril will be nice because it is fresh and different.
My new 328i is arriving this week and I got Mojave as my exterior color. It was hands down, the unique color and looks completely different in the sun and the shade.
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My new 328i is arriving this week and I got Mojave as my exterior color. It was hands down, the unique color and looks completely different in the sun and the shade.
Havanna, the name used in Europe for Mojave; and I cannot agree more that it looks very different in the light and dark.
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I really like this avus blue:

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