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      10-31-2012, 05:06 PM   #155
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in one word, rarity. What makes a "limited edition" well, limited?? BMW didn't claim any performance improvement so it's not really like they are cheating the customer.

The LTW had precisely zero pedigree, wasn't really even faster than the regular car. And the S54 Z3M and 1M have the same null pedigree, yet fetch nice premiums. My Limited Edition Miata fetches 50-100% more than a regular car of similar vintage, all because of a unique color combination and trim bits.

There really is just one connecting thread between all these cars...


You can chose to ignore it or not. But IMO its there.
you're ignoring the other half of my equation on the LTW and the 1M - performance. yes, not a huge racing pedigree, but better performance in limited quantities increases the desirability of these cars (i'm pretty sure the LTW is faster around a track than a normal E36 M3).

your one word "rarity" isn't enough to make a collectible, sorry. if that was all that mattered, Pontiac Azteks would be collector's items. there's got to be something else that sparks the lust of a collector, enough to make him pay through the nose for a car and spark bidding wars.

i understand your argument - you're saying that the frozen color is the other piece of the puzzle and that will make the car more desirable later on. i disagree - i believe this frozen/matte stuff is a fad and the car community will eventually move on. time will tell who's right.
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      11-01-2012, 03:52 AM   #156
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The Mayans predicted one day all ///M cars will only be available in a frozen color and Abraham Lincoln predicted special editions would be shiny, and only available on the Internet.
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      11-01-2012, 11:23 AM   #157
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The only good frozen color in my opinion is black.
I agree; it actually looks really good at night!
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      11-01-2012, 01:02 PM   #158
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Really? I accept your opinion, but I wholeheartedly disagree with you. The way that shadows and lowlights play off mine is gorgeous. In fact, I prefer it to the color in direct sunlight.
PrimoM3,
Please don't take offense. Colors are like wine, they are all good in the eye of the beholder. And that is all that really matters in the end.

You live in CA, I am in NYC where dirt and overcast skies are predominant. I have seen my share of dirty mate colors. Plus I got to see the new "shiny mate" on cars that made it through regular car washes and poor paint maintenance. LOL.

Good luck with your whip.
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      11-01-2012, 03:15 PM   #159
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No offense taken - it's all subjective. I just think you need to see Frozen Brilliant White in person before you make that statment about all frozen matte colors. This one has a lot of depth and sparkle for a satin finish.
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      11-01-2012, 04:36 PM   #160
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Primo, wait until you have to keep your frozen brilliant white clean
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      02-02-2013, 05:39 AM   #161
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Hey guys ,i just bought a 2013 M3 frozen black edition and going to pick it up next week from boston and drive back to virginia ...if anybody who had frozen edition cars before if you could please contact me since it s going to be my first frozen color car i need some advise and any help will be very appreciated (: thanks !!!

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      02-02-2013, 07:14 AM   #162
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Hey guys ,i just bought a 2013 M3 frozen black edition and going to pick it up next week from boston and drive back to virginia ...if anybody who had frozen edition cars before if you could please contact me since it s going to be my first frozen color car i need some advise and any help will be very appreciated (: thanks !!!
There are a few people on this thread indicating they have frozen edition cars, recommend you message them directly. Seems like you're new, so you'll need to post three times before your messaging capabilities are unlocked by the admin.

Congrats! Frozen Black is a nice color!
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I feel the frozen colors are the sexiest finishes available. It is so awesome that BMW NA allows you to special order them!
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      02-02-2013, 10:37 PM   #164
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I dont believe...another edition...
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      02-04-2013, 10:01 PM   #165
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There are a few people on this thread indicating they have frozen edition cars, recommend you message them directly. Seems like you're new, so you'll need to post three times before your messaging capabilities are unlocked by the admin.

Congrats! Frozen Black is a nice color!

thank you !
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      02-16-2013, 10:02 AM   #166
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For those wondering what Frozen Red looks like...here ya go...the base color is not Melbourne Red like some of you may have thought...but base is actually Sakhir Orange!!!








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      02-17-2013, 10:52 AM   #167
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Genro757 - I noticed the car had Akrapovic CF exhaust tips. I have never seen that mod installed by a dealer before in the States.
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      02-17-2013, 11:11 AM   #168
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Genro757 - I noticed the car had Akrapovic CF exhaust tips. I have never seen that mod installed by a dealer before in the States.
Just noticed that too - good find.
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      02-17-2013, 01:45 PM   #169
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Genro757 - I noticed the car had Akrapovic CF exhaust tips. I have never seen that mod installed by a dealer before in the States.
more dealers are becoming mod friendly. i remember back in the day a dealer in arizona would slap on vorsteiner parts alot. now mckenna is the ultimate dealer for aftermarket parts
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      02-17-2013, 07:20 PM   #170
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Genro757 - I noticed the car had Akrapovic CF exhaust tips. I have never seen that mod installed by a dealer before in the States.
That's cuz this dealer isn't in the US
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      02-17-2013, 09:25 PM   #171
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I figured as much. Still, I would think that a BMW dealer - even a European one, would upgrade the stock exhaust to the BMW performance exhaust rather than a 3rd party aftermarket supplier.
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I figured as much. Still, I would think that a BMW dealer - even a European one, would upgrade the stock exhaust to the BMW performance exhaust rather than a 3rd party aftermarket supplier.
They could have probably done that at my request..my current E92 M3 has the full AA setup...but when they mentioned they wanted to put the Akra exhaust on there..I was all for it..this dealership is an Akra vendor and it's sister company is also an AC Scnitzer vendor.
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Thanks Genro757. That Frozen Red looks gorgeous. . I wish a dealer in the US offer Akrapovic as an install option.
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Thanks Genro757. That Frozen Red looks gorgeous. . I wish a dealer in the US offer Akrapovic as an install option.
+1 on that color.
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      02-18-2013, 03:03 PM   #175
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+1 on that color.
Thanks but pictures actually dont do any justice to this color...you gotta see it in person!
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My favorite dealer just got these in. I would love to see in person, but the pictures look amazing!
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