Just picked up my 2013 335i Mineral White with Dakota Everest Grey interior this morning! Going to snap some photos tomorrow and add to the thread.
I have yet to see a MW pictured on a website where you can glean any difference from AW.
How easy will it be for a certified BMW dealer body shop to match mineral white for a two month old f30?
Lots of companies have similar colors to "mineral white". They all use different names, but all our some form of metalicized white or off white.
If they're qualified, they should be able to match it perfectly.
Don't know why you need body work, but if someone hit you, I've noticed that dealerships are now using paint gages that tell them the thickness of the paint. As such, they can tell if body/paint work has been done to your car if you trade it. The last couple of times I've traded my cars (Acura TL and BMW 330i), the dealerships brought it up, given both had very minor paint work done to them.
Did they "ding" me on my trades? They tried. But, if the paint/body work were more substantial I'd bet they would have come in with a low ball offer.
Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it.
Yes, I was hit. Good to know the paint match can be real good. Probably helps that the car is not too old too. I have the car at a BMW dealer's body shop in the Chicago area, so no worries about authentic BMW paint, parts, etc.
I think you'll be fine. Now, if it was a shop that was not used to working on European iron, I might be concerned. But, you've got it at a dealer. Most of those guys that do body work for high end dealers are qualified to have their own shops from what I've observed.
Which dealer in Chicago? Don't know if I'll pull the trigger on one, but my E92 is coming up on 3 years old. Thinking of getting an F30. BMW is supposed to be dumping a bunch of cars that were meant for Europe here in the U.S. Looking for a deal. I actually have been talking to Westmont (Laurel?) BMW. Any thoughts about them?