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      10-01-2012, 08:03 AM   #1
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Talking Triple Blue BMW Photoshoot: Estoril Blue II vs Imperial Blue vs LeMans Blue

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Another beautiful day here in central Ohio....perfect day for 3 great looking ~~Blue~~ BMW's to be photographed. We had some fun with some filters on the D-SLR. The stars of the show:

-2013 328iX Luxury Line - Imperial Blue Metallic w/ Saddle Leather
-2009 335i M-Sport - LeMans Blue Metallic w/ Black Leather
-2013 328i M-Sport Line - Estoril Blue II Metallic w/ Black Leather [my baby]

Photos taken in the Columbus area ... Gahanna/Creekside and at Blendon Woods Metro Park. Enjoy!


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      10-01-2012, 09:14 AM   #2
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Great comparison shots. E92 with msport is still looking strong (better than f30 msport from some angles, even though it isn't fair to compare sedan vs coupe).

MSport bumper on F30 is almost a must. Without it, the front-end looks too squeezed.

And I am not too impressed with a Luxury Line...
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Great pics.

If EBII were more like LeMans (ie if the m sport was available in LeMans.............), my color decision would be a lot easier!
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MSport bumper on F30 is almost a must. Without it, the front-end looks too squeezed.
+1. Standard front bumper still looks good standing still, but coming down the road towards you, just doesn't look right. "Squeezed" is the perfect word for it. Looks kinda like a cartoon character that got punched in the chin.
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Very Nice photo shoots!

Thanks guys !

I like imperial blue ... but that's because i am biased :P
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Cool to see those different blues together, I'm biased, but Le Mans blue is still my favorite.
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Excellent Pictures! Luxury the best!
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Excellent Pictures! Luxury the best!
+1.

The E92 looks old and the F30 M-Sport has the swoopy-jaw almost exactly like the E90 LCI.

The Luxury is the only one of the cars that looks new.

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I went with EB2 but would have gotten LeMans if it was available.
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Le Mans Blue is my first choice!
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+1.

The E92 looks old and the F30 M-Sport has the swoopy-jaw almost exactly like the E90 LCI.

The Luxury is the only one of the cars that looks new.

BJ
I couldn't disagree more. The M-sport is a must for the F30 or it is just plain ugly. I would compare it to a normal 1 series and a 1M. The 1M is still ugly but it has enough flare to distract you, much like the F30 msport.
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I couldn't disagree more. The M-sport is a must for the F30 or it is just plain ugly. I would compare it to a normal 1 series and a 1M. The 1M is still ugly but it has enough flare to distract you, much like the F30 msport.


You're wrong.

The only reason that you like the M-Sport is because it so closely resembles the E90 LCI with that tired swoopy jawline. You drive a 6 year old E9X, so you're quite familiar with out-of-style cars that are plain ugly.

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Thanks for the pictures all 3 of em look amazing!
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Great photo essay by the OP, really nice to see these three variants together, and a great visual setting, well done! FWIW I like all three siblings.
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