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rkny
08-28-2002, 10:53 AM
Hi all --

A couple of days ago, on the streets of Manhattan, I saw this absolutely gorgeous E46 M3 (driven, incidentally, by a very good looking woman) -- and it was a color that I don't think is a regular production color -- it was a fairly dark metallic blue, much darker than topaz but not as dark as orient blue, and has a very slight gray-blue-ish hue to it. Can someone tell me what color that is? I have a friend who has a M3 on order and would be interested in changing his color choice (once he actually sees it, of course). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Plaz
08-28-2002, 11:07 AM
Estoril Blue?

http://www.nybmwcca.org/graphics/NEWT-M3.GIF

The HACK
08-28-2002, 11:08 AM
Maybe the car was in an accident and repainted.

There's no BMW blue like the one you described. The only blue darker than Topaz and lighter than Orient is Le Mans blue, and that has NO hint of grey in it...And that's a $2,000 special order.

DougDogs
08-28-2002, 11:08 AM
Originally posted by Plaz
Bahama Blue?

http://www.nybmwcca.org/graphics/NEWT-M3.GIF

Opps, wrong thread:D but this one is an E36

StLChris
08-28-2002, 11:14 AM
Carbon black? Looks kind of like navy from different angles.

Plaz
08-28-2002, 11:30 AM
Originally posted by DougDogs


Opps, wrong thread:D but this one is an E36

Hey! :D

Yes, I know it's an E36... was just looking for an example of Estoril.

Kaz
08-28-2002, 11:55 AM
Speaking of Estoril, is it a normal M Roadster color?

There is a LSB and a Estoril M Roadsters at Crevier, and they both look pretty ugly.

Mr. The Edge
08-28-2002, 01:17 PM
Originally posted by The HACK
Maybe the car was in an accident and repainted.

There's no BMW blue like the one you described. The only blue darker than Topaz and lighter than Orient is Le Mans blue, and that has NO hint of grey in it...And that's a $2,000 special order.

yup, it was probably either Topaz or Avus

Topaz can look dark on overcast days:
http://www.foamcow.net/cabby/pics/topaz19.jpg

Jetfire
08-28-2002, 01:21 PM
There's also Carbon Black, as someone mentioned. The basecoat is black but the metal flakes are blue, at least I think that's how it works. The car looks quite dark but shines blue in the light.

ashecnc
08-29-2002, 03:31 PM
Originally posted by atyclb


yup, it was probably either Topaz or Avus

Topaz can look dark on overcast days:
http://www.foamcow.net/cabby/pics/topaz19.jpg

atyclb...that you in tha pic? :)

Mr. The Edge
08-29-2002, 03:42 PM
Originally posted by CCs328Ci


atyclb...that you in tha pic? :)

no--that's not even my car!

That's from an Australian BMW club of some sort. Mine only has the 18's too :( .

But, here's a picture of me (I'm in red): ;)

http://members.roadfly.com/atyclb2/intheheart3.jpg

ashecnc
08-29-2002, 03:49 PM
Originally posted by atyclb


no--that's not even my car!

That's from an Australian BMW club of some sort. Mine only has the 18's too :( .

But, here's a picture of me (I'm in red): ;)

http://members.roadfly.com/atyclb2/intheheart3.jpg

:flipoff: LOL