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Mr. Sparkle
08-18-2003, 12:18 PM
My favorite is carbon metallic black. Also wouldn't mind an M5 to go along with it.

http://config.bmwusa.com/configurator/images/vehicleImages/large/XAB30BMC171A0/side/0351_416_profile.jpg

Alex Baumann
08-18-2003, 12:21 PM
Barney Metallic. But I'm a little biased. :angel:

Mr. Sparkle
08-18-2003, 12:22 PM
My 2nd favorite is Toledo Blue. :D

GregE_325
08-18-2003, 12:26 PM
Depends on the model, since some colors look better on a 3 than a 5, for example.

3 - Silver Gray

5 - Sterling Gray

Z4 - Toledo Blue

7 - Invisible

JetBlack330i
08-18-2003, 12:29 PM
BMW colors are :yawn: Same for their selection (in USA).
If the cars were not so cool, I'd be put off by them.

PhilH
08-18-2003, 12:29 PM
Avus Blue has always been a big favorite of mine.

Sterling Gray looks great on an M5.

Mr. Sparkle
08-18-2003, 12:29 PM
Depends on the model, since some colors look better on a 3 than a 5, for example.

3 - Silver Gray

5 - Sterling Gray

Z4 - Toledo Blue

7 - Invisible

Invisible must be a custom option.

I don't have silver gray on my 3, but I do have steel gray. And toledo blue on my Z4.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=14874

bbkat
08-18-2003, 12:31 PM
7 - Invisible

:rofl:


Steel Gray exterior


LSB interior (although not w/SG ext)

suzer
08-18-2003, 12:36 PM
Titanium Silver for an X5 (biased)
Looks good, hides dirt and water spot great.

Jet Black for a 330

Imola Red for an M3

Steel Gray for a Z4

The Roadstergal
08-18-2003, 12:58 PM
Again, depends on the car. I'm very partial to Siena red, though. That's what I'm painting the 3, when it gets done. I do like white, but on small cars; I'd love to have a white Z1. Sterling grey on the Z coupes, steel a close second. That Ruby Red is just *drool* on a bigger car like a new 3.

Hmmm, I wonder if they could get Ruby at the shop for the repaint? :D

Mr. The Edge
08-18-2003, 01:00 PM
Hmmm, I wonder if they could get Ruby at the shop for the repaint? :D

why not :dunno:

in_d_haus
08-18-2003, 01:02 PM
Cosmos Fockin Black :D :thumbup:

The Roadstergal
08-18-2003, 01:03 PM
why not :dunno:

Just had that thought after reading Alex's post. Though I hesitate to take on a color I haven't seen in person. Siena and Merlot, and I'm assuming Ruby, too, as a metallic red, are very changeable in different lights.

GregE_325
08-18-2003, 02:04 PM
Invisible must be a custom option.

I don't have silver gray on my 3, but I do have steel gray. And toledo blue on my Z4.


Steel gray was my favorite 3er color until silver gray came out this year. I like the slightly more "metallic" look that silver gray has.
I think that Toledo Blue would look good on a 3er coupe, though.


And I must admit, a 745Li in black looks pretty decent. But only dark colors work for that car. The trunk doesn't stand out quite as much that way.

tgravo2
08-18-2003, 02:09 PM
Carbon Black is sweet, that Ruby II red that alex showed us though is just something to drool over :D

ronrich
08-18-2003, 02:12 PM
Gray Green :eeps:

nate
08-18-2003, 02:16 PM
LeMans Blue

Tanning machine
08-18-2003, 02:46 PM
Sterling gray and carbon black are both mighty nice.

Fuzzypuppy
08-18-2003, 03:31 PM
(1) The chrome silver metallic they put on the M3 prototype shown at the Frankfurt Auto Show. WooooOOooooooo :yikes:

(2) Estoril Blue

(3) Titanium Silver

(4) Fern Green

(5) Orient Blue

Some people don't like the greens :dunno: To each his own... I've always liked the hunter-type greens.

WILLIA///M
08-18-2003, 04:23 PM
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Mr. Sparkle
08-18-2003, 04:39 PM
Mine is ...link (http://www.shawnplunkett.com/sounds/(Holy%20Grail)%20Favorite%20Color.wav)

What is the airspeed of an unladen swallow?

flashinthepan
08-18-2003, 04:40 PM
Metallic Black

it Rocks !!!


see below for proof ....

:guitar: :banana: :guitar: :banana:

:clap: :clap: :clap:

exBMWannabe
08-18-2003, 04:52 PM
Le Mans blue....no question :yummy:

GimpyMcFarlan
08-18-2003, 06:15 PM
#1 - Toledo Blue
#2 - Imola Red

Justindo
08-18-2003, 06:29 PM
It depends:

3-Series Coupe: Titanium Silver

M3: Imola Red

Current 5-Series: Sterling Gray

M5: Le Mans Blue

8-Series: Bright Red

7-Series, New 5-Series, Z4: no colour can help these

Mathew
08-18-2003, 06:33 PM
Estoril, Toledo, LeMans, and Avus blues

Sterling and Silver Grays

Techno Violet

doeboy
08-18-2003, 07:10 PM
What is the airspeed of an unladen swallow?

Is it an African or European swallow? :D

My two favorites:
Orient Blue
Imola Red

Ruby II is really nice as well...

Kaz
08-18-2003, 07:57 PM
Cinnabar Red (E24, E30)
Imola Red (Z3, E46)
Dakar Yellow (E36)

Ironically, BMW's other reds are sooo nasty.

Bobby 325i
08-18-2003, 08:15 PM
Topaz Blue and Estoril a close second. I also fell in love with that Ruby Red M3 before:yikes:. I have always liked CalypsoRot on the E36 models too:).

gek330i
08-18-2003, 08:49 PM
<ul>
<li>Orient Blue</li>
<li>Toledo Blue</li>
<li>Midnight Blue</li>
<li>LeMans Blue</li>
<li>Mauritius Blue</li>
<li>Mystic Blue</li>
<li>Carbon Black</li>
</ul>
:D :D :D

hmr
08-18-2003, 08:57 PM
Urban green. :yikes: Wait, you said faaavorite color! Carbon black from first hand experience. Arizona Sun's pretty sweet in pictures. So is mora, chiaretto (sp?) red...

gek330i
08-18-2003, 09:01 PM
Cinnabar Red (E24, E30)
Imola Red (Z3, E46)
Dakar Yellow (E36)

Ironically, BMW's other reds are sooo nasty.

You are so right, look at this picture of Bright Red II (Traffic Cone Red) and Siena Red, :thumbup: ,

http://www.zroadster.net/tim/colors/z415-red-sien-mark.jpg

drmwvr
08-18-2003, 09:17 PM
Titanium Silver (Clean) :D

The Roadstergal
08-18-2003, 10:20 PM
Urban green. :yikes:

I like Urban on a Z4. Looks like ass with a beige top, but I'd take an Urban/black/black and put SSR comps on it. It wouldn't be sexy like a black twin turbo RX-7, but it would be badass in a very appealing way. :D

ed325i
08-18-2003, 10:26 PM
Orient Blue, but my next car will be either silver or grey. No more dark colour cars for me! Too much work to keep looking clean!

Ed

Clarke
08-19-2003, 03:38 AM
Topaz(obviously),Estoril,Oxford,Imola,Steel.The Ruby could be the tie breaker though.

TGD
08-19-2003, 05:44 AM
It really depends on the car, but I like colors that are unusual such as
Grey Green, Silverstone Blue and Laguna Seca Blue. Or Oxford Green with Beige interior. Or one of the dark red hues like Siena or the Chiaretto on a high-power car. It is nice to stand out from the crowd (in Greece almost 1 out of 3 cars is silver).

As for Urban Green I hate it. I think the best color for Z4 is the Maleviden Blue with matching interior -oh, sorry you can't get that in the US 8-)

The 7 is best suited with dark colors like Titanium Grey.

Black is just impractical. It gets too hot, it gets dirty easily and the smallest scratch shows.

hmr
08-19-2003, 06:44 AM
I like Urban on a Z4. Looks like ass with a beige top, but I'd take an Urban/black/black and put SSR comps on it. It wouldn't be sexy like a black twin turbo RX-7, but it would be badass in a very appealing way. :D

Certainly. However, I think the owner would have to be very secure with him/herself. Or stylish. Or gay (not that there's anything wrong with that). Or badass. :dunno: More power to urban green Z4 owners!

BobC
08-19-2003, 07:46 AM
I vote for Calypso Red... God I miss that car...

http://www.iserv.net/~rcolburn/my-car-3.jpg

Mr. Sparkle
08-19-2003, 08:50 AM
<ul>
<li>Orient Blue</li>
<li>Toledo Blue</li>
<li>Midnight Blue</li>
<li>LeMans Blue</li>
<li>Mauritius Blue</li>
<li>Mystic Blue</li>
<li>Carbon Black</li>
</ul>
:D :D :D

Carbon black does have a hint of blue. :rofl:

Mr. The Edge
08-19-2003, 08:53 AM
Rumour has it that Estoril is being discontinued.

Any info on that, Alex?

Andre Yew
08-19-2003, 11:15 AM
Le Mans Blue
Techno Violet with Modena Natur interior

--Andre

Dan Martin
08-19-2003, 07:21 PM
Carbon Black all the way!

mwette
08-19-2003, 08:35 PM
I vote for Calypso Red... God I miss that car...

Boy, that looks nice.

The Roadstergal
08-19-2003, 08:51 PM
I vote for Calypso Red... God I miss that car...

A good friend of mine has a Calypso 525i with beige interior. Pretty car. :thumbup: A workhorse. :eeps:

car_for_mom
08-20-2003, 05:43 AM
any color the M3 comes in... :p

Orient Blue (with Natural Brown interior)
Laguna Seca Blue (with black)
Topaz Blue, er, Mystic Blue (ditto)

hockeynut
08-20-2003, 09:59 AM
mystic blue
orient blue
topaz blue

I guess I've got a case of the blues today...

LeucX3
08-20-2003, 10:14 AM
Siena Red
Gray-Green

Motown328
08-20-2003, 10:17 AM
Steel grey!

adrian's bmw
08-20-2003, 10:38 AM
Canyon Red
Carbon Black
Jet Black
Stratus
Impala Brown

And of course, I love many of the colors offered by BMW Individual. :D

325xi-SteelGray
08-20-2003, 11:13 AM
Carbon black - oooo baby!

I loved mysteel gray and love my current Titanium Silver! I think I like them all, all of the colors! :)

vgorcar
08-20-2003, 12:14 PM
Some kind of blue color, depending on the car.

Patrick
08-22-2003, 06:55 AM
After seeing an Olive Metallic E60 (530d) at my dealership today, I have to give that my vote.

I did have my camera with me, and I did not take any pictures. :eeps:

-

Lonni24
08-22-2003, 07:12 AM
Metalic grey and dark red for the E-30

I saw one nice E-60 but i dont know the name of the color, something like yellow, like sand, or what.

And an M-30 E-46 was dark green was also nice :thumbup:

Fisch330ciTB
08-23-2003, 01:25 AM
Techno Violet is what I would special order a new car in.

next if off the lot.
-Topaz Blue
-Lemans Blue
-Sterling Gray

impulse buy
-whatever the darkest wettest black is.
-Imola red.

Speed00
12-28-2004, 07:44 PM
I would say the Imola Red is one of the nicest (non-metalic) reds I have seen.

Riuster
12-28-2004, 07:58 PM
My favorite is carbon metallic black. Also wouldn't mind an M5 to go along with it.

http://config.bmwusa.com/configurator/images/vehicleImages/large/XAB30BMC171A0/side/0351_416_profile.jpg

MEEEE TOOOOOO CB, CB, CB!!!

damills
12-28-2004, 08:02 PM
My favorite is carbon metallic black. Also wouldn't mind an M5 to go along with it.

http://config.bmwusa.com/configurator/images/vehicleImages/large/XAB30BMC171A0/side/0351_416_profile.jpg
Silver Gray
Imola Red
Sterling Gray
Steel Gray
Titatium Silver
Alpine White

All with black interior, except Alpine White (had it on an 00 323cia), great color combo, but have to be very careful with the interior

LMC
12-28-2004, 08:46 PM
Estoril Blue
Le Mans Blue
Sterling Gray
Aspen Silver (although I've only seen it a couple of times)

jrp
12-28-2004, 10:18 PM
My Top 5:

Imola Red
Hell Rot
Estoril Blue
Carbon Black
Techno Violet

...and for some reason, Topaz X5's always catch my eye.

Jever
12-28-2004, 11:45 PM
Ruby Red II. When I'm able to spring for an ordered car it'll be that or nothing. I've never been a huge fan of a red car until I saw that color posted here.

Bruce128iC
12-29-2004, 01:07 AM
Silver

CarlosC
12-29-2004, 08:23 AM
I think that Toledo Blue would look good on a 3er coupe, though.
I agree! :D

hugh1850
12-29-2004, 08:26 AM
Carbon Black

Blax
12-29-2004, 09:18 AM
In these times of salted roads....alpine white.

CarlM
12-29-2004, 10:57 AM
Baston Green of course

Pueo
12-29-2004, 07:51 PM
Imola Red (too bad it's not available on the z4)
Sterling Grey
Titanium Silver
Topaz Blue (discontinued?)

IndyMike
12-29-2004, 08:03 PM
Personally, it's impossible for me to select a color without an associating interior to couple and complement it. Therefore my faves are as follows:

6th Place: Imola\Natural Brown
5th Place: Steel Gray\Tanin
4th Place: Orient Blue\Natural Brown
3rd Place: Techno violet\Modena
2nd Place: Carbon black\Cinnamon

and the winner in my book is...........

Ruby red II\Caramel or Nat brown

Expressx
12-29-2004, 08:29 PM
Titanium Silver :)

Jever
12-29-2004, 09:34 PM
Personally, it's impossible for me to select a color without an associating interior to couple and complement it. Therefore my faves are as follows:



and the winner in my book is...........

Ruby red II\Caramel or Nat brown I like nat brown or sand w/ that. Maybe even that white color interior, whatever the hell it's called.

hockeynut
12-30-2004, 10:26 AM
Mystic blue of course!

Alex Baumann
12-30-2004, 10:37 AM
My new favorite is Ruby Black Metallic.

norihaga
12-30-2004, 11:46 AM
My new favorite is Ruby Black Metallic.

Ah, thread resurrection ... it's like, deep, man :brent:

1) Laguna Seca Blue - the best blue, EVA. (discontinued)
2) Topaz Blue - the second-best (cough) blue, EVA (discontinued...)


(...I think I'm beginnning to see a pattern here. :bawling: )

woody underwood
12-30-2004, 01:54 PM
Diamont Schwartz (SIC?)...when it was dirty it looked just like it did when it was clean!

Sean
12-30-2004, 01:59 PM
The new gray and Le Mans Blue. :thumbup:

flashinthepan
12-30-2004, 03:05 PM
SILVER GREY :p

IndyMike
12-30-2004, 07:20 PM
My new favorite is Ruby Black Metallic.What? Not another Ruby in the mix? What's next; Ruby Begonia?; or Jack Ruby?

:D

Any pics of it on the metal to show us, Alex?

The Roadstergal
12-30-2004, 10:14 PM
What? Not another Ruby in the mix? What's next; Ruby Begonia?; or Jack Ruby?

Ruby Tuesday.

Ron@modbargains
12-31-2004, 12:38 AM
Le Mans Blue for the M5

Alex Baumann
12-31-2004, 08:39 AM
What? Not another Ruby in the mix? What's next; Ruby Begonia?; or Jack Ruby?

:D

Any pics of it on the metal to show us, Alex?


Can't help, I like weird colors :D The only picture known to me is from the Individual Configurator, available for the 6 Series

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=35664

This is the color that I definitely need to see as soon as possible.

IndyMike
12-31-2004, 09:20 AM
Can't help, I like weird colors :D The only picture known to me is from the Individual Configurator, available for the 6 Series

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=35664

This is the color that I definitely need to see as soon as possible.
Whoa! :wow:

I'm diggin' it, although I would probably call it Wild Cherry :D. Put your best spies on it and please report back what you find.

And maybe PShop it onto an M3, too? :eeps:

Alex Baumann
12-31-2004, 12:11 PM
And maybe PShop it onto an M3, too? :eeps:

Do you want to share something with us ? :eeps:

ZHPerfect
01-01-2005, 11:11 PM
I think only one other person mentioned 'the new gray'.... aka Sparkling Graphite Metallic--my current fav. I must admit though, I have eyes for that Interlagos Blue :thumbup:

vern
01-02-2005, 07:48 AM
Steel Gray/Black
Titanium Gray/Black
vern

waapples
01-03-2005, 11:01 AM
Titanium Silver all the way!!! :thumbup:

Salvator
01-03-2005, 11:28 AM
I'm very partial to Siena red, though. :banana: :supdude: :clap: Siena Red I or II? :confused:

mystic sport
01-03-2005, 01:36 PM
Estoril Blue
Avus Blue
Mystic Blue
Titanium Silver

Jever
01-04-2005, 12:09 AM
Whoa! :wow:

I'm diggin' it, although I would probably call it Wild Cherry :D. Put your best spies on it and please report back what you find.

And maybe PShop it onto an M3, too? :eeps:From that pic that's very close to what my Talon looked like. :thumbup:

Bernie Lomax
01-06-2005, 07:55 AM
Estoril Blue

jgrgnt
01-06-2005, 02:04 PM
Topaz Blue.

shaun132
01-11-2005, 12:10 PM
1 - Flamenco Red
2 - Laguna Seca Blue
3 - Orient Blue

my3rdbimmer
01-12-2005, 10:18 AM
Titanium Silver the only cool silver car..

liuk3
01-12-2005, 10:41 AM
titanium silver. i have black and it's a ****** to keep clean.