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      07-19-2007, 12:08 PM   #1
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Color Options? Sparkling Graphite?

Will sparkling graphite or another silver close to the concept be available. I am looking for something darker than Spay Grey but lighter than Jerez Black.

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      07-19-2007, 01:05 PM   #2
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http://www.bmw.com/com/en/index_highend.html

Find the M3 and you can have a look at all available colors.
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Will sparkling graphite or another silver close to the concept be available. I am looking for something darker than Spay Grey but lighter than Jerez Black.

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Yes, I believe SG will be available. It's the closest to Steel Gray, my current color. I love it.
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Will sparkling graphite or another silver close to the concept be available. I am looking for something darker than Spay Grey but lighter than Jerez Black.

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Sparkling Graphite is darker but............ it really isn't close to the concept.

Your best bet is to get Space Grey and then get Gunmetal finish done on the OEM CSL rims........

That would look hot...
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Sparkling Graphite is darker but............ it really isn't close to the concept.

Your best bet is to get Space Grey and then get Gunmetal finish done on the OEM CSL rims........

That would look hot...
Or the Satin BBS RS-GT's. That lip is sexy and they're lightweight. A bit costly though.
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Space Gray

I think Space Gray will be as close to the concepts Chrome Shadow as possible. I also think it is much closer than Sparkling Graphite, which is quite dark. I am planning on Space Grey myself, both becuase I like the look of CS but also just because I think it is a beautiful, medium silver with a nice metallic component and it also understated.
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      07-19-2007, 07:03 PM   #7
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Yeah I cant decide between space grey and sparkling graphite. I might to sparkling graphite because I like the darker look.

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Yeah I cant decide between space grey and sparkling graphite. I might to sparkling graphite because I like the darker look.

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But the RS4 doesn't come in Sparkling Graphite!



Ooops, I'm sorry, I thought I was on an Audi forum.

Couldn't tell from some of the recent posts I've seen...............
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      07-19-2007, 09:07 PM   #9
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Jason,

I am in the same boat you are in, except my two colors are Jet Black and Sparkling Graphite. Having a white car already, I would like to get something a bit darker. The interior colors though have me even confused...fox red, black, bamboo, or that new silverstone color? I plan on having this car for a long time...must longer than my previous car and I want to pick something that I won't get tired of...
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what is jerez black? fancy talk for jet black?

go with sparkling graphite. the space grey is bleh. ive seen it in real life and if u like the lighter color, i would go with tiag. space grey is a little too dull to me, and my gf apparently.
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Man i cannot decide. I love the chromium look on the concept. Anyone know why its not in production. Space grey is cool, but I think in person it is quite dull. Sparkling graphite I have to see in person. White is cool too, but I would prefer the pearl white like the ones found on Lexus.

They should bring back silver gray!
Take Silverstone.....................
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what is jerez black? fancy talk for jet black?

go with sparkling graphite. the space grey is bleh. ive seen it in real life and if u like the lighter color, i would go with tiag. space grey is a little too dull to me, and my gf apparently.
Jerez black is black with a blue shine over it, is a metallic color

Jet black is plain black and non metallic...........................
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Imo, the colour choices are really uninspired. They don't even offer a good red.
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Imo, the colour choices are really uninspired. They don't even offer a good red.
Ditto that! I want a bright red non-metallic - guess I will wait and see if something changes within the regular BMW colors and maybe I can specify one for additional cost. The current Crimson Red is still too dark for me. Bring back Electric Red!

I will be attempting to order mine in 'Bright Red' as used on the Z4, for an up charge of course. Hopefully this will be a possibility.

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is there a site that lists all the individual colours?
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Jerez black is black with a blue shine over it, is a metallic color

Jet black is plain black and non metallic...........................
gotcha! thanks for the info. so its kinda liek black sapphire but with a blue hue instead of grey.
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My wife considered sparkling graphite for her E60 when we ordered it. It looks great in the order guide and in photos, but to be certain SG was the right color to go with, we found a dealer with a SG car on the lot, and in certain light is has a definite purple/pink hue. If that's your thing, great, but in case you did not know. . .

FWIW, my wife ordered saphire black instead.
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is there a site that lists all the individual colours?
http://www.bmw.com/com/en/index_highend.html

You guys pay more over there, but get to buy the individual colors. The azurite black is absolutely killer, so is the blue onyx--I've seen pictures or real cars!
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Alpine white -- the only way to go! With all other colors (except the ugly red maybe) the carbon roof doesn't stand out. If the cf roof doesn't save a significant amount of weight, it should at least look cool
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Alpine white -- the only way to go! With all other colors (except the ugly red maybe) the carbon roof doesn't stand out. If the cf roof doesn't save a significant amount of weight, it should at least look cool

Not true; With Silverstone the contrast off the roof is also outstanding....................I can tell, I saw it myself...................
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Not true; With Silverstone the contrast off the roof is also outstanding....................I can tell, I saw it myself...................
What other colors did you see in person!?
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What other colors did you see in person!?
I saw in Garching may 23 th;

-Space Gray
-Black ( not Jerez)
-Silverstone2 ( saw it with the Fox red leather.................just stunning IRL )
-Alpine White ( in this car I had a seat behind the weel, I felt the clutch and shift knob, also could start the engine and hear it`s engine at idle speed, and at high revs....................)
-Sparkling Graphite

I didn`t see the Melbourne Red and Interlagos Blue
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