Originally Posted by sor
Brilliant White = pearl, Mineral White = metallic white. As the photos show, the metallic is far more subtle than the pearl, which is somewhat flamboyant. Almost every photo I've seen of Mineral White can't capture the metallic quality. Needless to say, there's quite a bit of confusion, I've seen photos of one labeled as the other. Dealers should have samples, at least for the 7 series, if someone thinks they're interested.
Thanks for the info, as I have a BW E90 M3 I was curious of the difference. I'll be on the lookout for a MW so I can compare side by side!