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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 02-05-2005, 12:03 PM
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Hello all,
New to the fest. In a few hours I will be picking up one of the last custom orders of the 325 line. Long live the E46!
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Old 02-05-2005, 12:39 PM
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Hello all,
New to the fest. In a few hours I will be picking up one of the last custom orders of the 325 line. Long live the E46!
Flash
Welcome, congrats and post pics!!!
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Old 02-05-2005, 02:00 PM
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Congratulations! I picked up my Sapphire Black 330i back in December -- it's a great color, of course when it's clean . I saw the color several times in the showroom but didn't get a chance to see it in bright sun until after I bought it. The metallic flakes look blue, green and violet in direct sun - very cool.
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Old 02-08-2005, 11:42 AM
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Here are the pics. I absolutely love the color. The metallic really dances in the sunlight. The car is also sneaky quick. That was a nice surprise. Couldn't be happier with my first BMW.


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Old 02-08-2005, 02:10 PM
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Congrats ! It looks great.
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Old 02-08-2005, 02:14 PM
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Conrats!!!!! and nice choice Flash. What color is the leather?
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Old 02-08-2005, 04:23 PM
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Conrats!!!!! and nice choice Flash. What color is the leather?
Looks like Sand to me
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Old 02-08-2005, 07:52 PM
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Yep Sand. Thank God I have the heated seats. East coast winter mornings can be unkind.
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Old 02-08-2005, 07:54 PM
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Conrats!!!!! and nice choice Flash. What color is the leather?
Um, looks like Sand leatherette to me!
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Old 02-08-2005, 09:18 PM
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Beautiful! Reminds me of my 325ci, same color combo and options except nav. Take good care of her and remember the breakin period.
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:30 AM
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Congrats Flash!

Great looking ride and you got my favorite wheels!
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:59 AM
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Um, looks like Sand leatherette to me!
Good eye!

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Old 02-09-2005, 05:45 AM
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Looks great - have fun!!

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Old 02-09-2005, 08:31 AM
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Here are the pics. I absolutely love the color. The metallic really dances in the sunlight. The car is also sneaky quick. That was a nice surprise. Couldn't be happier with my first BMW.


I just picked up my new factory ordered 325i last Thursday. Good luck with your 325i. I absolutely love mine. I'll post pics ASAP.
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Old 02-09-2005, 08:46 AM
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Congratulations, Flash2Pass! New Bimmer in the house! Absolutely beautiful; one of the nicest combinations I've seen!

Do you find that there are certain conditions of lighting where your car appears more black than blue? (and ain't nothing wrong with that [sheer mischief compels me to make a unpolitically correct remark about "Black Is Beautiful", it being Black History Month ] (and lest anyone wax wroth, I are one (a black woman))

I'm thinking my next Bimmer (probably a 330i, in about 4 years; the Oldest Tax Deduction will be 21 then, and I'll probably let him have Karl Bimmer, which will be 7 years old, with approximately 190,000 miles (304,000 kilometers, Herr Moderator ) will be Orient Blue, with Natural Brown Leather
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Old 02-10-2005, 03:44 PM
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I would say that it always just looks black to me. It's just a more lively black. Maybe some else with a Black Sapphire Metallic can chime in as well.
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Old 02-10-2005, 04:29 PM
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Congratulations and welcome!

e46 325i with sport and 5-spd is a great setup. I still enjoy mine as much as when I bought it over 2 years ago.
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Old 02-10-2005, 07:43 PM
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Gotta love the sand color with ble.
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