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E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
4th generation E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible. The last of the naturally aspirated M3s, powered by a 4.0 liter V8 making 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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Old 01-27-2013, 04:18 PM
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My first M3 Paint Question

I was just admiring my new car, and I noticed that the underside of the hood and trunk are not painted the same color as the exterior. ( silverstone)

Is this correct? The car came with a clean Carfax.

Just not sure if this is any indication of any serious problem.

Just not all that familiar with the M.

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Old 01-27-2013, 04:20 PM
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I forget to mention thatthe undersides are white.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:11 PM
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That is strange... Everything that's painted on my car is the same color--white. Your trunk and hood should match the rest of the car. It appears they were replaced at some point with parts from a white M3. I can't tell for certain from your pic, but do you have a carbon roof? If only the trunk and hood were replaced, it's possible your car may have had hail damage in the past, but that's just a guess.

On the underside of the hood there should be a factory sticker indicating what color your car should be. Might want to verify the engine compartment is silver while you're in there...

Where did you buy the car?
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:19 PM
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Paint Question

Thanks for the reply

The sticker under the hood is there and describes the correct paint color.

Also the sub frame is white as well.

I will take it to another dealer for an inspection

This car is a CPO from Sterling BMW in Newport Beach, CA
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:44 PM
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That does not sound like any BMW I've ever seen?
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:55 PM
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Thanks

Thanks for the replies. I will take it to another dealer for their thoughts.

I'll post my findings, when I have more info.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:26 PM
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Your car is fine......that's the way it comes from the factory. The hood and the trunk are not painting on the underside. At least on SSII cars................Phil
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:47 PM
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That's good news!

Thanks for reply.

This is why I need this forum :-)
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:18 AM
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Thanks for the reply

The sticker under the hood is there and describes the correct paint color.

Also the sub frame is white as well.

I will take it to another dealer for an inspection

This car is a CPO from Sterling BMW in Newport Beach, CA
If this vehicle has been painted Sterling BMW would not make it a CPO.
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