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Old 04-08-2011, 07:10 AM
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What color?

So I'm looking at this M5, it's very clean inside and out. It's a 2001 and it says "silverstone" on the labeling but it's just so blue-y. Could it be blue water metallic? Possibly painted as such?




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Old 04-09-2011, 09:20 AM
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Odd as it seems, I think that's the name of the color: "Silverstone Metallic." I believe "Ice Blue Metallic" was offered by BMW in later model years on a number of models; may even just be the same color with a new (more descriptive) name...

If the 2001 M5 is anything like my X3, it's got the paint color name inscribed on one of the strut towers. Lift the hood and see if you can read it there (although you may have to do some rough translating from German...).
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:42 AM
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the tag says Silverstone, but i guess my question is,
"Is silverstone supposed to look so blue?"
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Can't tell really but it looks like my ti grey

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Old 04-13-2011, 06:57 AM
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the tag says Silverstone, but i guess my question is,
"Is silverstone supposed to look so blue?"
Apparently. Check out the link I supplied in my previous posting (click on the words "Sliverstone Metallic") and you can view the 2001 paint chits.
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No, Silverstone looks silver. The light blue you're asking about is Blue Water Metallic.

Here's a link with all colors with pics: http://www.bmwclubuae.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1692
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:03 AM
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Silverstone is slightly blue, not quite as blue as Blue Watter, but more blue than TiAg! To me that picture looks like Silverstone, but photos can be very deceiving.

Simple solution is to look inside the engine bay, on the right side (from the front) is the color code sticker, it will say what color it is.
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What is a TiAg M5????? Ive always heard that name but have never gotten an exact explanation
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What is a TiAg M5????? Ive always heard that name but have never gotten an exact explanation
I suspect it's merely a clever abbreviation of the color's name (Titanium Silver) using the Periodic table symbols for those elements (Ti = Titanium; Ag = Silver).
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Wow, thanks. I would have never guessed that in a million years
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