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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 07-08-2012, 10:05 PM
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Or she knows what she likes and will hate it.
Jokes aside you are right. She's crazy about this car as much as me. She knows pretty much all the possible combos available.

Flipped the coin: silver it is.
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how about orion silver metallic with Coral red ...it's sorta between silver and white I think .
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Haha in this situation youll be like darn i shoulda got the other color later on
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:33 AM
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I owned a black car once and now believe everyone should own a black car once in their life so they can suffer as I did trying to keep it clean.
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I owned a black car once and now believe everyone should own a black car once in their life so they can suffer as I did trying to keep it clean.
I've met that requirement. For that exact reason. Never again!!!
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how about orion silver metallic with Coral red ...it's sorta between silver and white I think .
Good idea and color combo.
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I've met that requirement. For that exact reason. Never again!!!
To each his own.
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What really makes a car look dirty to me are the rims, which tend to get dirty much faster than the rest of the car. Therefore, the body color is secondary for me.

Having said that, I do own a Jet Black 335i and love it. In fact, I wish the M Sport was available in JB since I love always having a clean car. I also don't want to pay $550 for metallic paint, which is what I'll end up doing if I go for the M Sport.

On a side note, it takes me about 25 minutes to wash my car - including equipment setup and clean-up - since I use a no-rinse solution which I apply in the garage. It's quicker and better for the paint than actually taking it to the car wash.
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Being honest I had a choice between all and i clearly chose alpine white it just looked sooo pretty!
Totaly with you one this one. I love Alpine White I have it also on the X5. When I wash it polish is awesome man. And to top it of no extra charge. Hell I would have paid for it over any other color.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:22 PM
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I have a Silver X3 and a Black Sapphire F30 I pref err the Black Sapphire. This is my 2nd Black Sapphire BMW and IMO its not as hard as some make it out to be to keep clean. As a matter of fact the Black Sapphire is the easy est of all the blacks to keep clean so I've been told. Good luck in what ever you chose. If I didn't get Black
I would have gotten Mineral Gray.
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I agree with Vern,....Black is not as hard as some say to keep clean. IMO - best looking color for the F30. If not black, then MG would be choice #2 for me. But bottom line, you need to pick what you like,...its your $$$.
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For me silver is meh, I've had multiple Alpine white cars and two black ones - Jerez black and Sapphire black. I really like Sapphire black - here it is on my 335is. FWIW, the car hadn't been washed in several days when these photos were taken.



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Old 07-17-2012, 07:05 AM
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Go with Mineral Grey. It will show the lines of the F30.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:54 AM
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Would black with white strips down the body make sense has anyone made one simlar yet?
I am doing alpine white with the black m performance stripe down. I think it adds a whole different feel to the standard white.
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Go right down the middle and get Mineral Grey.

The best of both worlds.

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A very biased +1 on the Mineral Gray recommendation...its a very beautiful color and highlights the F30's lines very well compared to the darker color palette. I have always been a Black/black kind of guy but am glad I went a different direction this time around.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:13 AM
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A very biased +1 on the Mineral Gray recommendation...its a very beautiful color and highlights the F30's lines very well compared to the darker color palette. I have always been a Black/black kind of guy but am glad I went a different direction this time around.
Nice! What color interior do you have? I've been trying to see a realworld Mineral Grey/Saddle combo while I wait for my boat in Germany but looks like I'm the only one.

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We stayed with Glacier Silver. The previous BMW was a dark color (Deep Sea Blue), so we're trying some lighter this time.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:32 AM
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I had a '77 320i in anthracite gray and it did not show dust/dirt compared to my current '03 325i in orient blue - this car shows dust just sitting in the garage after a couple of days. Our X5 is an alpine white and I hardly have to wash it! So choosing the color of our new 328i was simple - alpine white. Black is beautiful, again when clean as others have said - I had a black MBZ 190E and it looked good only on the day it was washed; only way I would get black again is if I had a butler that would wash the car daily! Best compromise would be a gray color if white was not an option.
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mineral Gray is actually nice but....

here is what I am talking about BJ....



or better this, look at those twin bazookas in the back. It kind of says to Mr. and Mrs Camry this guy could actually afford his car....LOL

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I've met that requirement. For that exact reason. Never again!!!
Same here..and wife threatened to divorce me. I lived in the garage during those 3 years. Black Supra--drove me NUTS...
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mineral Gray is actually nice but....

here is what I am talking about BJ....



or better this, look at those twin bazookas in the back. It kind of says to Mr. and Mrs Camry this guy could actually afford his car....LOL

That is what I ordered. Adding gloss black perfomance grill, black moustaches and working w/ body shop to get white mirror caps.


Was undecided on de-badging but saw an AW 5 series yesterday and the de-badging looked great. Car is on the Tysla. Expected in Baltimore 7/27.

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is the dealer going to install your grill Emtrey? Please post pictures when you do it because I may be interested.
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is the dealer going to install your grill Emtrey? Please post pictures when you do it because I may be interested.
Yes. Dealer will install it. I will post pics as soon as the car is in my possession. There are pictures around if you do a search and can't wait. My car won't be in my hands till early-mid August.

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Yes. Dealer will install it. I will post pics as soon as the car is in my possession. There are pictures around if you do a search and can't wait. My car won't be in my hands till early-mid August.
that is ok mine will not be in until October the way things are going...
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Nice! What color interior do you have? I've been trying to see a realworld Mineral Grey/Saddle combo while I wait for my boat in Germany but looks like I'm the only one.

BJ
I have the Coral Red Leather interior...Saddle is not available on the Sportline in the US...Its a killer combination!
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I have the Coral Red Leather interior...Saddle is not available on the Sportline in the US...Its a killer combination!




Thanks. Looking forward to it.

Love your sig photo. Post more if you've got 'em.

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