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Old 04-28-2012, 04:31 AM
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Mineral White Metallic

Hi, I've been posting for a little bit now but realized I never posted pics of my car so I thought I would do it and start a thread on the mineral white metallic. I don't see a lot of this color on the road, tend to see a lot more of the alpine white. In the bright sun it looks a lot like the alpine white but when there are shadows or lower light it looks almost light silver.

I chose to get a biege interior for that open airy feel to the interior. I realize I'm in the minority but I chose the Luxury edition over the sport edition, I felt like the sport seats in the 3ers were too constraining on my sides and I didn't want that all the time. The same seats in the 5ers are a lot more comftorable.

I'm kind of an accidental owner. This is my 2nd BMW technically. I moved to Germany a year and a half ago and bought a 1997 528i, was just looking for basic transportation and I had never really considered a BMW or looked to buy one. I ended up loving that car so much that I decided to get a new one. The 97 rode so quietly and smoothly, in many ways a lot quieter and smoother than the 12 328i but the 328i more than makes up the difference in performance and feel. When I was buying I had a choice between an 11 335i that was in stock or ordering a new 328i, after test driving the 328i it was a no brainer for me, the extra room in the vehicle and the interior design won me over, the driving feel of the E90 and the F30 were similar enough for me, which is to say they were both excellent.

I love driving this car and in the last two weeks have put 1500 miles on it. My wife is poking a good deal of fun at me and my "affair" with the BMW.
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:09 AM
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:52 AM
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:54 AM
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Yep, that seals it. I'm getting the mineral white when I'm allowed to order!
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:46 AM
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i like the beige interior. i got black and you can see every speck of dirt.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:40 AM
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Is that a "modern" line? I really like the chrome accent on the rear bumper. That's not included on the sport model, right?
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:12 AM
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Is that a "modern" line? I really like the chrome accent on the rear bumper. That's not included on the sport model, right?
no, sport is black. that is luxury.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:48 AM
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Gorgeous gorgeous car. Very classy. With that Mineral White on the Luxury line I have to say it looks like a baby 7er.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:16 PM
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I really like the looks of that car. I'm impressed by the posted comment about the accent on the bumper, but even more impressed that they could tell the line by what material the accent is made of.
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Looks nice! I've had four Alpine White cars, but have never tried the Mineral White Metallic.

This is my last white car.



The next one will be Alpine White again.
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Hmm, mineral white, very very nice. A little more "depth" than the alpine white, it looks like.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:19 AM
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Thanks for the comments. bcl0328 is correct it is the luxury line, the accent gives it away as well as the rims. Each line has it's own distinct rims. GVFlyer, I love that convertable, that is really really nice. How is the road noise in it? My wife wants a convertable.
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Thanks for the comments. bcl0328 is correct it is the luxury line, the accent gives it away as well as the rims. Each line has it's own distinct rims. GVFlyer, I love that convertable, that is really really nice. How is the road noise in it? My wife wants a convertable.
The car itself is quiet. On multi-lane freeways/interstates you hear tire/engine noise from surrounding vehicles. Under such conditions, driving with the windows up and the optional wind screen (below) installed greatly reduces road noise.

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Old 04-30-2012, 09:23 AM
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Good selection. I also ordered 328i mt sport line, mineral white metallic, coral red interior. Production started on 28th April.

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Old 04-30-2012, 01:12 PM
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Just pick up my car today with the same color but with dakota brown leather. I will post some pix when i have the chance. BTW one thing i noticed it came with SPORT + mode. Looseit 2....Did it came yours?

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Just pick up my car today with the same color but with dakota brown leather. I will post some pix when i have the chance. BTW one thing i noticed it came with SPORT + mode. Looseit 2....Did it came yours?

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This is the second time I've read this. I thought this was Sportline only, no?
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:13 PM
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Just pick up my car today with the same color but with dakota brown leather. I will post some pix when i have the chance. BTW one thing i noticed it came with SPORT + mode. Looseit 2....Did it came yours?

RJ
No, I think the Sport + only comes with the Sport Line. Curious how the Sport + changes the performance though. When I put mine into Sport mode it really enhances the performance, makes the whole car come alive, is Sport + noticably more agile and responive?
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:27 PM
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yes i have it on my luxury line..even my CA said it was his first time seeing it too. maybe because i have 335?
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yes i have it on my luxury line..even my CA said it was his first time seeing it too. maybe because i have 335?
Yep, I think it's because you have the 335i, hence you have the Sport + mode even though you have the Luxury Line!
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OK..got little time on my hand to upload..enjoy
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:09 AM
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Looks nice! I've had four Alpine White cars, but have never tried the Mineral White Metallic.

This is my last white car.

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