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tim330i 07-20-2012 04:43 PM

Official F30 3 Series Liquid Blue Photo Thread
 

The Official Bimmerfest F30 3 Series Imperial Blue Photo Thread


BMW F30 3 series Liquid Blue
F30 BMW 3 series in Liquid Blue
Liquid Blue F30 BMW 3 series
F30 Liquid Blue 3 series

Photo credit BMW

Post your Liquid Blue F30 pictures!

bmw_or_audi 11-30-2012 04:05 PM

Not a very popular color, it seems.

johnofcross 11-30-2012 04:35 PM

Doesn't this color only come with ActiveHybrid 3?

bmw_or_audi 11-30-2012 04:43 PM

It looks like it is available on all lines except for M-sport.

SergioK 11-30-2012 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bmw_or_audi (Post 7223905)
Not a very popular color, it seems.

Which is why I ordered this color.

bmw_or_audi 11-30-2012 06:21 PM

There was a similar color for the E90, but not quite the same. Or is it the same with just a different name?

mr_clueless 11-30-2012 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by bmw_or_audi (Post 7224092)
There was a similar color for the E90, but not quite the same. Or is it the same with just a different name?

Different color. E92/93 always had Liquid Blue. E90 had Blue Water Metallic which is slightly lighter.

LB http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonph...gn/7930393934/
BW http://www.marioroman.de/cars/fahrbe...-facelift.html

Michael Schott 11-30-2012 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mr_clueless (Post 7224170)
Different color. E92/93 always had Liquid Blue. E90 had Blue Water Metallic which is slightly lighter.

LB http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonph...gn/7930393934/
BW http://www.marioroman.de/cars/fahrbe...-facelift.html

The E90 photo makes it look more silver than it really is. I own a 2011 E90 in Blue Water. It's a great color. I haven't seen a LB F30 yet.

evergreen2000 11-30-2012 09:06 PM

I saw one in person, car was a little soft looking.

bmw_or_audi 11-30-2012 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mr_clueless (Post 7224170)
Different color. E92/93 always had Liquid Blue. E90 had Blue Water Metallic which is slightly lighter.

LB http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonph...gn/7930393934/
BW http://www.marioroman.de/cars/fahrbe...-facelift.html

In the flickr picture, it looks quite lavenderish, but these blues seem very hard to get right in pictures (that goes for Estoril Blue as well).

mr_clueless 12-01-2012 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bmw_or_audi (Post 7224357)
In the flickr picture, it looks quite lavenderish, but these blues seem very hard to get right in pictures (that goes for Estoril Blue as well).

Indeed...they are hard to "get right" even in real life because the appearance changes depending on the lighting...I guess that is the characteristic of that color.

Mark K 12-01-2012 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mr_clueless (Post 7225042)
Indeed...they are hard to "get right" even in real life because the appearance changes depending on the lighting...I guess that is the characteristic of that color.

Yes it does. In direct sunlight when looking at the surface at 90 degrees and at dusk/artificial light it looks silver. It looks its best at full daylight in the shade, like in the signature picture below in the front of the Welt.

As far as I'm concerned, I picked it because it perfectly shows every crease in the sheetmetal all the time at any angle. And I just happen to love those E92 creases :)

Quinn Lasser 12-01-2012 07:14 PM

It's a unique color you don't see very often. In fact, I'm not sure I've seen it.

rgk330i 12-01-2012 08:28 PM

I saw one on the dealer's lot, but have never seen one on the road. It was (to my eye, anyway) a little lighter and a little bluer (that is, less silver) than Mark K's photo. I had expected to like it based on previous BMW light blues, but I thought it was just "okay". But then, color is the ultimate subjective topic.

SergioK 01-16-2013 12:23 PM

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Here are a couple shots of my car. The blue really makes the OEM calipers stand out.

Oh, and big THANK YOU to Greg @ Pacific

chasfh 01-16-2013 12:50 PM

I wanted to see it, along with a few other colors, on the lot before ordering my car, but the dealers closest to me had hardly anything beyond alpine white, jet black and silver. I did see one dark blue, but I didn't want something that dark.

I ended up getting alpine white because I don't think you can go really wrong with that, but I wish I could have seen more colors live before having to make a decision.

SergioK 01-16-2013 01:01 PM

Yep, that echos my experience as well. Seems dealers know the safe bets are white, black and silver so that's all they order.

HELLR0T 08-28-2013 03:24 PM

I was set on Red until I saw a Liquid Blue in person at the dealership. I just ordered a LB Sport Line.

Pictures never really do the color justice.

Best reference I've found online are the active hybrid marketing vids.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEUe8Bqbwzo

HELLR0T 09-07-2013 12:11 PM

Official F30 3 Series Liquid Blue Photo Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SergioK (Post 7318030)
Here are a couple shots of my car. The blue really makes the OEM calipers stand out.

Oh, and big THANK YOU to Greg @ Pacific

Did you take off the line designation on the side or were you able to order it without?


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