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      09-28-2012, 01:50 AM   #1
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Alpine vs mineral white

Hi guys, just about to order my first M3, should I go for Alpine or Mineral white. My brother has Alpine but I have never seen mw in the flesh. What is the difference. Cheers
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      09-28-2012, 01:58 AM   #2
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Hi guys, just about to order my first M3, should I go for Alpine or Mineral white. My brother has Alpine but I have never seen mw in the flesh. What is the difference. Cheers
Do a search... Plenty of threats with good details and pics for both.
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      09-28-2012, 05:23 AM   #3
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Do a search... Plenty of threats with good details and pics for both.
I r scared.
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      09-28-2012, 07:09 AM   #4
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go mineral. looks really hot under the sun. it has pearl in the paint.
sweeet.
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      09-28-2012, 07:27 AM   #5
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^^^ I have the mineral white and absolutely LOVE it
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      09-28-2012, 07:33 AM   #6
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Can't stand mineral white...makes the car looks like a Lexus...or a 2004 Cadillac Deville.

Alpine white is much more aggressive
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      09-28-2012, 07:36 AM   #7
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Would have gone with mineral if it were an option when I bought mine
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      09-28-2012, 07:53 AM   #8
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OP you have to go with Mineral..

its really nice in person.
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I went with AW in fear that if I got MW, touching it up would be a hassle.
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      09-28-2012, 08:28 AM   #10
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      09-28-2012, 08:39 AM   #11
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      09-28-2012, 08:48 AM   #12
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Please, no more Alpine White!!!!

BTW Mineral White looks amazing!
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      09-28-2012, 08:54 AM   #13
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talk is cheap, here are pics

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=421323
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...7&postcount=74
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      09-28-2012, 08:57 AM   #14
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And here are comparison pics: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=454122

Having seen both in person, I would say Alpine definitely looks sportier just because it's "louder", but it's also more monotone. It kind of looks like White-Out, and also like pretty much every other boring white Accord-style car out there. Mineral definitely has more depth and looks like a more expensive paint job (it is, by $550! ) but it definitely prioritizes the classy, luxury side of the M3 rather than the raw, aggressive side. I wouldn't say it goes so far as to make it look like a Lexus as an above poster mentioned, but I can see where that comment comes from. Now, if you were to go MW with a Fox Red interior....
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      09-28-2012, 09:56 AM   #15
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I went with AW in fear that if I got MW, touching it up would be a hassle.
This is very true. My dad has an E92 335is in MW (agreed it's a great colour in the sun) that has a small scratch in the rear bumper. When we tried to touch it up it didn't look good at all.
On the other hand AW is very easy to touch up.

You decide.
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Neither! Too many white m3s.
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Both looks good But I got MW lol
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Can't stand mineral white...makes the car looks like a Lexus...or a 2004 Cadillac Deville.

Alpine white is much more aggressive
+1. Mineral white = luxury, Alpine white = sport.
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      09-29-2012, 12:37 AM   #20
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Thanks for all your replies. MW is winning right now but still not 100%. Meeting dealer on Monday to place order and I will let you know.
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      09-29-2012, 12:55 AM   #21
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GO MW if you want a pearl look which IMO looks better.

AW if you want pure white
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      09-29-2012, 01:02 AM   #22
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