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Old 08-28-2007, 09:40 PM
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Does anyone know how many m3's or m-coupes were produced in pheonix yellow and how do you get this info.
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:36 PM
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Does anyone know how many m3's or m-coupes were produced in pheonix yellow and how do you get this info.
BMW does not release this information. However, I am told by a very reliable source that there were 21 Phoenix Yellow E36/8 M-coupes built for North America. And 4 of those went to Canada. So I like to think that I have one of only 17 Phoenix Yellow M-coupes in the US.

That's less than one per state! Think about it

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Old 08-29-2007, 10:20 PM
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With that stat.
You my as well call it an exotic car.
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Old 08-31-2007, 07:50 PM
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I have an '04 M3 Imola Red convertible with grey leather interior. I highly recommend the grey interior as it 1)looks awesome and 2)stays cool (top down). The Imola red is a nice deep color that looks almost burgundy in some light.

I have only been pulled over by a policeman once in almost a year owning the car. It was just for expired tags (which were in the glove box). I put them on and then he (generously) offered to run a traffic break to help me merge with traffic. I said, "thank you officer, but I didn't buy a car with 333 HP to need help merging". He smiled and tried to keep up with me as I rapidly accelerated to merge with traffic. I was careful to back off at 68 miles an hour. He proceeded to pass me and just kept going. That was on the 73 freeway in O.C.
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:49 AM
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Both are factors.

Insurance records and anecdotes from cops show pretty clearly that certain colors get pulled over more often.

One of those colors is red.

Accident rates for silver cars is very high.
one needs to be a bit careful about car colors, police attention and accidents. Silver cars are involved in lots of accidents, but many are on the receiving end, i.e., they got hit. And part of the reason they were hit is that they are difficult to see, particularly in the early AM when they can blend right into the pavement.

Brighter color cars are easier to see (school buses are yellow for a reason) and are potentially more prone to being pulled over. But that same visibility is a HUGE advantage in low light situations when being seen is really important. There are lots of drivers out there who no longer have 18 year old eyes (I am one of them). It is so much easier to see yellow cars that I wonder why people would drive any other color. I have owned one black car in my life (for three years) and was almost hit more times in that car than in all other cars combined over my 45 years or so of driving. I became a much more defensive driver because of that car and vowed never to own another car unless it is yellow, bright red or bright blue.

IR is not as good as PY, but better than black.
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:50 PM
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Old 09-26-2007, 06:48 PM
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I have a Carbon Black M3. I love the color. When I set out on my M3 expedition I wanted a Red/Red car. Found one but fell in love with the Carbon Blk/Black. PY is a really good looking color as well, never found one.

I've been eyeing a new white M5. White has really been getting me lately.
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:40 AM
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What do you think about Cinnamon interior...What do you think about Imora Red on Cinnamon?
I like the Cinnamon interior, but only with Jet Black - that's just me. I've seen Imola/Imola cars, and that is a hot combination (especially the cabrio). I've three Porsches in Guards Red, so I'm sort of burnt out on red cars myself, but I think BMW's Imola Red is a great-looking shade.
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