Originally Posted by lucid
Yeah, especially the third pic reveals some pinkish-orangish tint. Definitely could have been a brighter/deeper red. I am assuming this "Melbourne Red" (why is Melbourne assocaited with red anyways?) is not the regular red one can get the other 3-series cars in?
I have seen the MR look anywhere from terrible (an old post here right after the brochure pics in red were leaked and the car was compared visually to the E46 and E46 looked better to most) to great. It seems to be a metallic red and is nowhere close to a Ferrari or Porsche Red. I think it is unfortunate, as these reds are fantastic, but I think it was also a very decisive decision taken by BMW to do something a bit unique and a bit more understated. Can't wait to see it IRL.