BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General BMW News and Cars Discussion
 
European Auto Source
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-13-2011, 10:05 PM   #67
okevino
MR x.
 
Drives: E93 335is DCT
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Vancouver

Posts: 165
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
okevino is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      07-14-2011, 09:55 AM   #68
F82_SID
Brigadier General
 
F82_SID's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011.5 MR/BB E92 M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Denver, CO. USA

Posts: 3,052
iTrader: (2)

It is Phoenix gold. I actually love that color on the E46 M3. I think it is much better than the Easter bunny yellow that BMW calls Dakar.

If I was going to buy a E46 M then that is the color I would want! That has always been the color I wanted since the first time I saw an M3.
__________________
2011/E92/M3/MR/BB/ZCV/ZP2/EDC/2MT
F82_SID is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-14-2011, 10:12 AM   #69
mzem
Private
 
mzem's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 135, '05 Boxster S
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Minneapolis area

Posts: 50
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
How do you find out what colors are available through BMW individual? Do you have to go to the dealership?
I would start with the dealer. My uncle had a few of these options added to his old E39 540. He worked through his SA on this. From what he told me and what I remember, it was a bit of a lengthy process.
__________________
'09 135i, Jet Black, Savanna Beige, Sport Pkg, Premium Pkg, Heated Seats.
mzem is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-17-2011, 07:47 PM   #70
spanner1751
Lieutenant
 
spanner1751's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 328i M sport sedan
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Hawaii

Posts: 461
iTrader: (0)

Any shade of brown/green, also not a fan of the "frozen" matte colors.
spanner1751 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-18-2011, 11:13 AM   #71
infinitekid2002
Creepin while ya sleepin
 
infinitekid2002's Avatar
 
Drives: Like a Bat out of Hell
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: City of Angels

Posts: 3,379
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2008 135i  [3.71]
Quote:
Originally Posted by spanner1751 View Post
Any shade of brown/green, also not a fan of the "frozen" matte colors.
I only like frozen colors when they are bright and colorful...not like black, grey or white..yawn
__________________
infinitekid2002 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-19-2011, 12:11 AM   #72
spanner1751
Lieutenant
 
spanner1751's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 328i M sport sedan
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Hawaii

Posts: 461
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by infinitekid2002 View Post
I only like frozen colors when they are bright and colorful...not like black, grey or white..yawn
So, all the factory frozen colors I have seen have been boring. I wonder how a frozen LMB would look?
spanner1751 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-19-2011, 10:47 AM   #73
blue dragon
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: E46 M3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Canuckistan

Posts: 386
iTrader: (0)

Phoenix yellow rocks! It was the colour the BMW introduced the E46 in.
Here's my old car. No other bimmer model got that colour.



__________________
blue dragon is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-19-2011, 11:13 AM   #74
Red Bread
Brigadier General
 
Drives: My wife's car
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,202
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by blue dragon View Post
No other bimmer model got that colour.
'Splain:

Red Bread is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-19-2011, 11:14 AM   #75
infinitekid2002
Creepin while ya sleepin
 
infinitekid2002's Avatar
 
Drives: Like a Bat out of Hell
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: City of Angels

Posts: 3,379
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2008 135i  [3.71]
Quote:
Originally Posted by spanner1751 View Post
So, all the factory frozen colors I have seen have been boring. I wonder how a frozen LMB would look?
It'd probably look pretty cool; ive seen some frozen blue's and they look good.
__________________
infinitekid2002 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-19-2011, 11:38 AM   #76
blue dragon
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: E46 M3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Canuckistan

Posts: 386
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Bread View Post
'Splain:

That was an individual colour, custom ordered.
__________________
blue dragon is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-19-2011, 11:53 AM   #77
Red Bread
Brigadier General
 
Drives: My wife's car
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,202
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by blue dragon View Post
That was an individual colour, custom ordered.
Wrong answer. S54 M Coupes (E36/8's, and M Roadsters E36/7's) were offered in Phoenix Yellow and Laguna Seca Blue for 2001 and 2002, same as E46 M3's. They even had Pheonix Yellow and Laguna Seca Blue as optional interior colors, unlike M3's.

I spent a good deal of time looking for an LSB M Coupe with black interior. If I recall, there were about 16 built, and a similar number of PY Coupes with all black interior. The majority of both had the grey and black interior and some had their respective exterior color on the inside too. I even recall there was at least one LSB coupe with Estoril Blue and black interior, which was a better match to LSB, at least in pictures.

Since the E36/8 cars were built in South Carolina, Individual and paint to match were never offered. There are pictures of Z4's and E9x's in PY, but those were Individual cars.


Last edited by Red Bread; 07-19-2011 at 12:01 PM.
Red Bread is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-19-2011, 01:53 PM   #78
blue dragon
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: E46 M3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Canuckistan

Posts: 386
iTrader: (0)

Well I learned something today I always thought it was a special order on the shoe
__________________
blue dragon is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-19-2011, 01:57 PM   #79
Red Bread
Brigadier General
 
Drives: My wife's car
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,202
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by blue dragon View Post
Well I learned something today I always thought it was a special order on the shoe
Effectively every S54 M Coupe was a special order. There were only 612 (+/- a few) sold world wide.
Red Bread is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-19-2011, 05:36 PM   #80
herragge
Private
 
Drives: 2006 Interlagos Z4 M Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Vancouver/Boston

Posts: 67
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Bread View Post
Effectively every S54 M Coupe was a special order. There were only 612 (+/- a few) sold world wide.
Indeed, the S54 variant was quite rare. Didn't know it came in Phoenix yellow and LSB though, that is quite outrageous for an already outrageous looking shoe.

I think the worst color is Bronzit.
herragge is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-19-2011, 05:38 PM   #81
infinitekid2002
Creepin while ya sleepin
 
infinitekid2002's Avatar
 
Drives: Like a Bat out of Hell
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: City of Angels

Posts: 3,379
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2008 135i  [3.71]
marrakesh brown
Attached Images
 
__________________
infinitekid2002 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:11 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST