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N834ST 09-07-2006 07:16 PM

Le Mans Blue M3
 
Hey everyone, I picked up my M3 last weekend. It's Le Mans Blue, and has a sticker on the left front shock tower that says "BMW Individual".

I was wondering if there are any other M3's this colour in the US, or is mine the only one?

http://www.4sierratango.com/images/SANY0001_small.JPG

BmW745On19's 09-07-2006 07:19 PM

Thats a very special car you have there, not many people pay the extra $2k to get paint to sample colors like that. I highly doubt there is another one just like that, but there might be.

Moderato 09-07-2006 08:15 PM

Nice! :thumbup:

Estoril 09-07-2006 08:41 PM

Its a damn nice color - but I'm aware of others.

Shades 09-07-2006 09:37 PM

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These are the only other Lemans Blue M3 Coupe pics i have seen.There were some pics i also saw of a cab.These pics were posted on bimmerfest back in 2004.Nice color,enjoy.

Cowboy Bebop 09-08-2006 12:15 AM

there are in deed others, I have seen/know of at least two others.

still nice color, but there are more Individual cars out there than some people think.

N834ST 09-09-2006 04:14 PM

It is a gorgeous colour! I love it. Every time I walk away from the car, I have to turn and look back at it!

I wonder how many 'Individual' cars there are out there?!

DJ_INHALE 09-10-2006 05:35 PM

Le mans would be my fist color choice. Get it with that kiwi color leather. I saw one on madrussian.net.

normcaldwell 09-10-2006 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N834ST (Post 1904779)
I was wondering if there are any other M3's this colour in the US, or is mine the only one?

Whether it is or not; LeMans is one of the best blues ever.:thumbup:

LMC 09-10-2006 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by E46M3maybe (Post 1909496)
Whether it is or not; LeMans is one of the best blues ever.:thumbup:

Yep. Beautiful! :thumbup:

xiliy 09-11-2006 07:12 PM

Very Nice !
I saw a video on Edmunds.com about new 2006 M3, they said that LeMans Blue was reserved for competition package only, is that what you have?

Cliff 09-11-2006 07:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xiliy (Post 1911490)
Very Nice !
I saw a video on Edmunds.com about new 2006 M3, they said that LeMans Blue was reserved for competition package only, is that what you have?

You're confusing LeMans blue with Interlagos blue, the current blue on the M color palette. They're similar, but I think LeMans is a bit darker with more hints of purple to it.

Cowboy Bebop 09-12-2006 01:20 AM

LeMans was not an M3 color in the first place.
It was an exclusive M5 color at introduction.

ase2dais 09-12-2006 06:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N834ST (Post 1904779)
Hey everyone, I picked up my M3 last weekend. It's Le Mans Blue, and has a sticker on the left front shock tower that says "BMW Individual".

I was wondering if there are any other M3's this colour in the US, or is mine the only one?

http://www.4sierratango.com/images/SANY0001_small.JPG

WOW! Simply WOW!
:thumbup:

plien69 09-12-2006 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cliff3 (Post 1911504)
You're confusing LeMans blue with Interlagos blue, the current blue on the M color palette. They're similar, but I think LeMans is a bit darker with more hints of purple to it.

To my eye, Interlagos Blue is darker with more hints of purple.

Estoril 09-12-2006 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cliff3 (Post 1911504)
You're confusing LeMans blue with Interlagos blue, the current blue on the M color palette. They're similar, but I think LeMans is a bit darker with more hints of purple to it.


I think you meant to say "Interlagos Blue is a bit darker with more hints of purple to it.".

LeMans Blue has no noticeable purple to it to my eye - whereas Interlagos is REALLY purple.

Cliff 09-12-2006 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Estoril (Post 1912843)
I think you meant to say "Interlagos Blue is a bit darker with more hints of purple to it.".

LeMans Blue has no noticeable purple to it to my eye - whereas Interlagos is REALLY purple.

I think you're both blind as bats, but it's not a big deal and I'll let it go. :rofl:

xiliy 09-12-2006 05:32 PM

sometimes i catch myself thinking that i would like to have my car in every color that it comes in. :p

N834ST 09-16-2006 06:05 PM

Thanks for the nice comments guys!

No competition package though.

There's no purple in it that I can see either, so I guess I'll join the blind as bats crew too!!:D

SteveT 09-16-2006 07:34 PM

Whatever, LeMans Blue is a very nice color and the M3 looks great.

csciguy8 09-16-2006 09:38 PM

I really liked Interlagos Blue when I saw it in the showroom but never could remember the "Interlagos" part of the name. I ended up just calling it "blurple" because of the purple hint I saw in the blue hue. More of a bling name though, don't think we'll ever see "blurple" on the list of standard colors.

Bruce 09-17-2006 08:15 PM

Interlagos = F1 track in Brazil...host of the Brazilian GP.

Estoril 09-18-2006 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N834ST (Post 1919444)
Thanks for the nice comments guys!

No competition package though.

There's no purple in it that I can see either, so I guess I'll join the blind as bats crew too!!:D


You aren't blind. There isn't any purple in LeMans Blue. Good color - enjoy it.

mkIRM3Vert 09-21-2006 07:16 AM

N834ST, that is a smokin hot car you got there. I've only seen one other Individual M3 and it was Estroil Blue (I think) and in Cleveland.

Where are you in Detroit? Reason I ask is you don't see too many M cars around here. I've only seen 3 E46 M3s myself.

N834ST 09-21-2006 06:58 PM

Hey mkIRM3Vert, yep, I'm in Dearborn. You're right, there aren't that many around. I've seen a few, but only know one person with one in Ann Arbor - Perry, and that was from track days when I used to run a Scooby WRX.


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