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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 07-29-2014, 12:37 PM
Karrint Karrint is offline
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Mineral white or Alpine white?

Ok. 2015 x3 Xline. Mineral white or Alpine white---which color do you think looks better on this car and why? Aaaaaand, go....
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:24 AM
H2oGreggy H2oGreggy is offline
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Hmmm..... I guess I would have to say Alpine White. A much cleaner look IMHO. I think I've seen one in that color recently.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:37 AM
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Alpine white is whiter, unless you like off white colors, go with the alpine white.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:48 AM
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Alpine white. Period
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:26 AM
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Just took delivery of a mineral white xline and it is amazing. Not sure how anyone can comment, when its a new color for 2015. Since I actually have one, I can tell you, it does not look off-white, AT ALL, just white with a sheen/shimmer, which is beautiful and I looooove it. Alpine white is old hat!

I just realized I already responded to you Karrint. I can't post pics b/c in pics it does look more off white, but not the least bit in person....
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:31 AM
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Not sure how anyone can comment, when its a new color for 2015. .
Mineral white have been available on the 3 series for years. If you look at a mineral while next to a alpine white, the alpine white is pure white compare to the mineral white.
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:36 AM
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Right, I meant as to the X3.

I'm not comparing them side by side either, but mine looks white. But, like any color choice, its personal preference.
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:51 AM
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I just want to add that mineral white is a metallic color while alpine white is non-metallic.
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:15 PM
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If Mineral White is the color I think is -- an off white-ish color that I commonly saw on E90s a few years ago then I like the color more than AW.

I like the slightly off white aspect of the color.
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:22 PM
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I don't think the E90 came in mineral white.
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:39 PM
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Yeah the mineral white has been around for a few years but is new to the x3 for 2015. I've seen it on cars other than the x3, but can't decide if I like it or if it just looks too pearly and Lexusy. I keep waffling. I'd love to see more pictures of the 2015 x3 comparing the mineral and alpine. Haven't been able to see them both in person on the x3 at my local dealer. I like clean and modern, so I think I'm leaning towards alpine. But maybe I'm just boring? Ugh.
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:32 PM
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My dealer had large foot square paint samples that i could put side by side when a new color was released on the E46 M3. I know it was several years ago, but I gotta think they still have access to them. Not as good as seeing on a vehicle, but you could compare the difference. I had enough info back then, based on those samples, to make a decision to go to the new color. Samples were very accurate.
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:14 PM
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Just picked up our first BMW on Monday...Alpine White. I do like the Alpine White, but the Mineral is nice too. Face it, white X3's look great!!
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:47 PM
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Mineral white or Alpine white?

Here are some pics of a mineral white Next to a alpine white I borrow from another website:













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Old 07-31-2014, 07:58 AM
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Hmmm. I think the mineral white has more depth, but the alpine white is cleaner looking.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:39 AM
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Here are some quick pics. I still think it looks slightly off in photos. So I held my stark white purses up for compare. I never had a doubt about ordering the mineral white. I was more concerned with not seeing the orange stitching on the mocha. But I love it. The orange is very subdued. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-31-2014, 11:42 AM
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Disclaimer - the above pics definitely make it look more yellowish than it really does as you can see from how the purse looks. It doesn't look yellow. White, with shimmer/depth. Really Karrint, you'd probably be happy with either. If you like a little shimmer/depth, go mineral. If you want stark white, like an institution wall, go alpine. You might give yourself a heart attack on just picking the color, lol. I thought I was bad....went from space gray to min white. Personally, if I had gotten Alpine, I would have gone msport, but I really wanted this color.

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Old 07-31-2014, 11:45 AM
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Xmen's pics are definitely more accurate on the color....
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:44 AM
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I like the mineral white in the side by side comparison.

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Old 08-03-2014, 12:11 PM
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Alpine white***55357;***56397;
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:21 PM
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If you want a more of a actual solid white look then go with Alpine.

If you more a "glitzy" white go with Mineral.

I don't think the mineral white is close to the Lexus look. To me different type of glitzy white if you know what I mean.

If it was me I'd go with the Alpine, but thats just me
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:38 PM
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Just got word that my car is set for delivery Wednesday or Thursday of next week. I'm both excited and nervous...hope I'm happy with my choices!
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