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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:46 PM
ChrisT.O.pher ChrisT.O.pher is offline
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Help me pick a colour for my X3 35i M-Sport

I thought I capable of making this decision on my own but the responses I've received to my questions to this point have been helpful so I thought I'd open this up to discussion.

What colour do you guys recommend for a new X3 35i M-Sport? I can't help but think that I'd be making a mistake by not going with the carbon black that's an option on the M-Sport package. We'll likely go with the oyster interior so that might narrow our options a bit.

What do your x3's look like? Photos?

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Old 02-10-2013, 05:54 PM
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:45 PM
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Carbon Black is a great choice as long as you're okay with the necessisty of added cleaning that comes with owning a black car. if you've owned a black car before and are good with this definitely go for it! Great color- looks black at certain angles and blue at other angles.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:54 PM
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My X3 M Sport is Vermilion Red with Oyster and it's really sharp. My 535i is Black Sapphire and my Z4 M Sport is Deep Sea Blue. The Black Sapphire is my least favorite, but that's just me.

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Old 02-11-2013, 04:00 AM
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OP, you'll find wide-ranging opinions on the question of exterior color. Look at the link as provided by noka. Narrow it down to 2-3 choices and visit a local dealer (or two) to see it in natural light. Some colors look really good in a controlled environment but less so in sunlight.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:03 AM
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If you want a little more precise feedback, I started a pair of survey threads a few months ago where I tried to filter out the colors people chose that were compromises between two people.

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Guy choices
http://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=775376

Gal Choices:
http://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=775510
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:00 PM
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OP, you'll find wide-ranging opinions on the question of exterior color. Look at the link as provided by noka. Narrow it down to 2-3 choices and visit a local dealer (or two) to see it in natural light. Some colors look really good in a controlled environment but less so in sunlight.
Great advice here. Go on a sunny day and buzz around the dealer's parking lot without a salesperson in your face. Natural light will allow you to see the true colors- show room lights distort color and you won't have a salesperson hovering over you.

Internet pictures and brochures just don't portray the true colors. There are 3 different blacks for the X3 and they are quite different. BMW came up with a brand new blue color for the X1 and it looks totally different in person- great color by the way. I'd like to see it on the 3 Series- as that might be my next BMW.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:16 PM
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All great advice. Thanks very much!
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:54 AM
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I'm partial to deep sea blue - but I think white looks amazing on the M-Sport too. Really makes the details of the M-Sport front and rear stand out.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:05 AM
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I'm partial to deep sea blue - but I think white looks amazing on the M-Sport too. Really makes the details of the M-Sport front and rear stand out.
I agree that Alpine White looks nice but I changed my order because I didn't like the looks of the black rivets in the white wheel wells. I think the design would look much better with white rivets on that one.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:07 AM
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You mean on the inside? I think most people won't notice - but they're plastic, pull em out and a little bit of paint will fix that right up.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:43 AM
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You mean on the inside? I think most people won't notice - but they're plastic, pull em out and a little bit of paint will fix that right up.
Yes, just on the inside. Too much contrast for me. I went with my original choice, Space Gray and I'm not disappointed.
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