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      10-10-2012, 02:08 AM   #1
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HELP!!! Alpine White or Estoril Blue???

Guys, I'm about to order a 335i M-sport and I can't decide on AW or EBII. I haven't seen EBII in person but I'm sure it looks sick. I know this is a personal decision so if anyone lives near Ridgewood NJ with an EBII I would really appreciate if I could stop by to see it.
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      10-10-2012, 03:15 AM   #2
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EBII is an amazing color. White looks just as good, but everyone and their mothers has either a white or black car these days. You'll stand out a bit more on the road with the EBII Hopefully this isn't just me being biased since I have EBII myself. All I can say is I have no regrets at all!
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I was debating between white and blue myself. I ended up going with the blue since i see so many white cars and hardly see blue bimmers. i seen the blue in the show room and it looks sweet, however not sure how it will look outside on the street......Should find out end of this week or earlier next week
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      10-10-2012, 04:57 AM   #4
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I bought a deep sea blue Z4 and wished I had gone Alpine White when I saw one on the road, bought a space grey X5 and wished I had gone alpine white when I saw one on the road, almost went mineral grey on the F30 so this time I chose alpine white, I will find out in 2 weeks wether I made the right choice or not.
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      10-10-2012, 05:44 AM   #5
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Also think about potential resale. EBII does look nice, but it is definitely a color that is not for everyone so you may have issues with resale or trade-in values down the road if you don't plan on keeping the car forever. Also as much as I think the EBII looks sweet, I really really like the AW on BMW and I really really don't like white cars. Plus it seems everyone ordering the new M-Sport is getting the EBII- I haven't seen many white or black M-Sports on the forums.
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      10-10-2012, 06:42 AM   #6
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Both are great colours.. I'd sway more towards EB2.. but then again.. listen to your lady boss it always pays off =)
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      10-10-2012, 07:12 AM   #7
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      10-10-2012, 07:19 AM   #8
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personally, i think white looks good on any car and even better on BMWs. it shows off the body lines very well and contrasts almost everything, the tail lights, exhaust, diffuser, grills. it just has a very clean look to it.
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Guys, I'm about to order a 335i M-sport and I can't decide on AW or EBII. I haven't seen EBII in person but I'm sure it looks sick. I know this is a personal decision so if anyone lives near Ridgewood NJ with an EBII I would really appreciate if I could stop by to see it.
I didn't like EBII when I saw it in person in a show room. Too light, kinda girly. I'd go white.
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bump for anyone in the North Jersey area with EBII for me to see...
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      10-10-2012, 08:36 AM   #12
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EBII Ive had both and the blue is amazing in person
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My biggest reason for going with AW over EBII was the interior options. The pure black interior is very plain since they ditch the contrast stitching that the sport line has. If they did a black leather with blue stitch option I would've gone for it in a heart beat, but ended up going with the AW/CR instead because I just really like the red.
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Definitely a matter of personal choice. I've owned lots of cars in mostly black, white, and grey/silver. I ventured out a few times with blue, bordeaux, yellow and teal (don't judge - those last two were the 90s!). But I always found myself wishing I had selected one of the more basic colors.

I think it's because I don't like to stand out or show off and I feel the less my car sticks out, the less likely something (bad) will happen to it. I guess I prefer to blend in the crowd and go about my business in peace. This may be totally ridiculous, I know...
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personally, i think white looks good on any car and even better on BMWs. it shows off the body lines very well and contrasts almost everything, the tail lights, exhaust, diffuser, grills. it just has a very clean look to it.
Agreed - white looks great on the F30. Do you get Mineral White over there?
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eb2, no brainer.
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bump for anyone in the North Jersey area with EBII for me to see...
I can help you out

Where do you want to meet up?

Only issue is weather...really should do it tomorrow as it's sunny and car needs a wash lol.
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      10-10-2012, 10:53 AM   #19
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      10-10-2012, 11:04 AM   #20
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let us know what u think about EBII once u see it in person, i was like u when i was ordering the car i was going between the two and ended up going with the EBII and I am very happy with it, its not flashy at all
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Alpine/Mineral White any day!

EB looks good but overall the White will show off the M Sport Package nicely.

It's your car, so the decision is ultimately yours! Good luck either way...you're still getting an awesome car!!!
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I would second the comments from other posters that light colors show off the lines of the M Sport really nicely, and Alpine White looks really, really good on M Sport.

I considered EB2 for my M Sport, but ultimately decided against it. I think it looks great, but not sure if I'd still love it 3 years down the road. My GF absolutely despised EB2 and said it was a boy-racer color (I'm paraphrasing).

It is obviously a matter of personal preference and you should get the color and options that you want; I prefer the AW on M Sport.
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