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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:37 PM
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Carbon Black vs. Jet Black 1 series

Hey all, my first post here, but long time lurker.

I'm about to ED a 128i w/ M Sports Package, but I'm seriously torn on which color to get.

Mainly debating between Carbon Black and Jet Black. I've seen plenty of JB around the area, and when it's clean/new I love that glossy, shiny, "wet" look that it's got. I did see a Carbon Black 6 at the dealer, but the lighting was lousy so I don't feel like i have a true appreciation of the color to truly make an opinion of it.

Can you guys help me out, and possibly post up some of the best, most stunning pictures of each color you can find/make? Pictures of 1 series would be preferred, thanks!

PS - I guess the runners up in color would be Alpine White or Le Mans Blue, if that adds any insight...
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:08 PM
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:23 AM
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Hey all, my first post here, but long time lurker.

I'm about to ED a 128i w/ M Sports Package, but I'm seriously torn on which color to get.

Mainly debating between Carbon Black and Jet Black. I've seen plenty of JB around the area, and when it's clean/new I love that glossy, shiny, "wet" look that it's got. I did see a Carbon Black 6 at the dealer, but the lighting was lousy so I don't feel like i have a true appreciation of the color to truly make an opinion of it.

Can you guys help me out, and possibly post up some of the best, most stunning pictures of each color you can find/make? Pictures of 1 series would be preferred, thanks!

PS - I guess the runners up in color would be Alpine White or Le Mans Blue, if that adds any insight...
Had a Jet Black Z4 and it always looked dirty. Just order a 1 Cabrio in Carbon and hope I don't have the same "dirty" issue.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:24 AM
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I personally really like Carbon Black. In certain light, it has a bit of a bluish tint. Most BMWs look really good in LeMans Blue, and that color is exclusive to M Sports. AW is great also.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:59 PM
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Thanks for the input guys, keep it coming!

tsoc88: congrats on the ED order! I'm scheduled for 7/20/13 so a bit after you. It's currently configured as Carbon Black as well.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:50 AM
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I would take the Carbon Black over the Jet Black.

However, I prefer my LeMans Blue over both those.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:12 PM
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You're the only one making the car payment, get the one you like! Both are very nice colors, the Carbon Black has a bluish cast to it and of course, costs more. If you go with Jet Black you save enough $$ to pay for heated seats or even the stereo upgrade. My car is Jet Black, 2012 w/M pkg





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Old 04-11-2013, 09:07 PM
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drcollie: Nice vert! The pictures definitely exemplify that wet, glossy look I've seen so much (and adore) on Jet Black. I'm not too worried about options (mines a stripper except for ZMP), so a $500 for nice paint isn't a big deal.
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Can you guys help me out, and possibly post up some of the best, most stunning pictures of each color you can find/make? Pictures of 1 series would be preferred, thanks!

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