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      06-05-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
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Real life pics of F30 M sport models (330d / 320i) in person

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Here's some pictures spied at BMW UK HQ in bracknell.

There is an estoril blue 330d m sport, an estoril blue 320i msport x drive and a mineral grey active hybrid m sport.

apologies in advance for the poor quality camera pics, this was the best i could get in the circumstances


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      06-05-2012, 08:52 AM   #2
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Estoril Blue II looks so awesome! Cannot wait!!
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      06-05-2012, 09:10 AM   #3
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Hopefully it's just these pics, and I know I need to see one in person, but that looks much, much darker than Estoril Blue did on the E36 and M Roady and M Coupe. I'll be very disappointed if it's that dark and would have a hard time picking another color for our F31 as I already can't get my first two choices on M Sport, Jet Black or Mineral White.
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      06-05-2012, 09:32 AM   #4
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If the 403's can come on 330d then i damn sure better be able to order them on the 328, How did you like the 403 wheels in person?
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      06-05-2012, 09:33 AM   #5
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Also I wonder if the shipped versions of the M sport will come with the blue calipers like these.
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      06-05-2012, 09:39 AM   #6
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Thanks for the pics. Imo, the M sport definitely needs 19 inch wheels AND spacers at the front (and maybe at the back as well)

The normal(Sport) too, but with those big spoilers etc the M sport even more so.



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      06-05-2012, 10:15 AM   #7
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Is that Estoril II in the last pic?? Looks almost Liquid Blue...
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      06-05-2012, 10:27 AM   #8
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Is that Estoril II in the last pic?? Looks almost Liquid Blue...
The last pic is prob mineral grey if i had to guess. Theres only 5 colors the m sport comes in
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      06-05-2012, 10:31 AM   #9
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The last pic is prob mineral grey if i had to guess.
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Too light for MG.. It's darker than that esp in the rain..
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      06-05-2012, 10:51 AM   #10
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Thanks for the pics!

Looks just as good in the wild - definitely think i made the right choice waiting for the m-sport.

Wonder what they're doing here in the uk? Possibly first press drives coming up??
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Hopefully it's just these pics, and I know I need to see one in person, but that looks much, much darker than Estoril Blue did on the E36 and M Roady and M Coupe. I'll be very disappointed if it's that dark and would have a hard time picking another color for our F31 as I already can't get my first two choices on M Sport, Jet Black or Mineral White.
I've seen it in person and it looks the same as the 5-series in this thread:

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=11995219

It's probably this dark because of the weather/shade it's in.

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      06-05-2012, 11:37 AM   #12
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Did you catch a look at the back of the Mineral Gray? Is there a nice contrast with the gray trim on the bottom (around tail pipe) and the rest of the bumper, or does it wash out since both are gray?

Anyone know what gray that is, the bottom piece?
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      06-05-2012, 11:44 AM   #13
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Will this 100% not be available in the US?
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I've seen it in person and it looks the same as the 5-series in this thread:

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=11995219

It's probably this dark because of the weather/shade it's in.

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Thank you, that looks much more like what I expecting. Still darker than the older Estoril cars, but not as dark as recent colors like Montego or LeMans. Could still be a keeper, but will probably wait to see an F30 M Sport in person before ordering an F31. I need an excuse to go to the EU, I need to sell my wife on my clear need for a personal stockpile of Westvleteren.
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Thank you, that looks much more like what I expecting. Still darker than the older Estoril cars, but not as dark as recent colors like Montego or LeMans. Could still be a keeper, but will probably wait to see an F30 M Sport in person before ordering an F31. I need an excuse to go to the EU, I need to sell my wife on my clear need for a personal stockpile of Westvleteren.
I need to get me some myself. Never even drank it. I'm a poor excuse of a Belgian

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      06-05-2012, 01:04 PM   #16
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hmmm.. not quite as aggressive as i would have liked. now im not so sorry that i couldnt wait it just picked up a sportline with the adaptive m suspension with new 20" stance rims and h&r sport springs
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hmmm.. not quite as aggressive as i would have liked. now im not so sorry that i couldnt wait it just picked up a sportline with the adaptive m suspension with new 20" stance rims and h&r sport springs
The U.S. version looks pretty aggressive to me. Much more so than my E90 LCI M-Sport.
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Too light for MG.. It's darker than that esp in the rain..
Definitely Mineral Grey (if you believe what the OP says). I've seen MG look light like that in real life.

I like Mineral Grey a lot, but it definitely has that "Jekyll & Hyde" split personality in different lighting conditions. Looks best inside the dealer's showroom under halogens.
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Isn't mineral gray the only gray available...?
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The pictures were taken in really bad conditions, it was grey and overcast. The cars were parked up under trees with tree sap and leaves on the bodywork. So the pictures show the cars in the worst possible light. Imo in person the m smorts looked amazing especially in estoril blue, i think it will go on to be the definative colour/model combination to have.
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That last pic is of the ActiveHybrid3. Which probably has some unique colors available.
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I'd rather have the VW T5 in the background ;-). Wish they would sell that here. Perhaps with VWs expanding model range they will consider the next gen van for here. Lets not talk about the Routan abomination.
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