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View Poll Results: What Colour?? (All would be on a black interior)
Saphire Black 4 5.97%
Le Mans Blue 17 25.37%
Monte Carlo Blue 29 43.28%
Silverstone 14 20.90%
Azurite Black 3 4.48%
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      11-21-2012, 07:18 AM   #1
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Hi everyone, need some color help.....

Hey Guys,

Been lurking here for ages but finally created an account.

Ive just placed an order on a '13 ZCP e92 M3 for a feb build.

At the moment I'm tossing up between Monte Carlo Blue, Le Mans Blue and Sapphire Black. I know colour is totally personal but I'm pretty stuck so i thought I'de ask for opinions.

Also does anyone have pics of MCB without the carbon roof? I prefer the moon roof but not sure if it needs the roof contrast.

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      11-21-2012, 08:00 AM   #2
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Monte Carlo is never a bad choice. Pricy, but relatively exclusive too.

Not to confuse you further but, if you are willing to pay for Individual paint anyway, have you looked at some of the othe newer blue colors such as San Marino, Estoril II, or Santorini. These all look terrific as well.
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      11-21-2012, 08:54 AM   #3
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San Marino gets my vote...

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      11-21-2012, 09:06 AM   #4
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Hate to say it, and it doesn't really help, but... all good choices.

Obviously I am biased towards Le Mans but I have seen the other choices in person and they look very nice as well.
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      11-21-2012, 09:31 AM   #5
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Monte Carlo is definitely a LOT brighter than Le Mans; there's a PCD thread with pics of an MCB E92 parked outside right next to an LMB E90. San Marino is basically Interlagos in hue but with the saturation cranked way, way up so it looks almost electric. Still has that "blurple" quality though.

Not to make your decision even more difficult, but for black, have you considered Azurite? Seems to be a favorite here and it has a blue undertone, which might appeal to you since you seem to like blue. Or if I were doing it again, I'd seriously consider Tanzanite Blue, which is sort of a midnight blue with this beautiful inky lighter blue undertone and turquoise flecks. There are pics of a 640i Convertible at the Geneva Auto Show as well as a 640d Gran Coupe if you search 6Post (EDIT: Thread links in a post below.) Not to say I don't like my Le Mans because I definitely do, but Tanzanite looks downright regal. It's elegant but subtly flashy in a way that makes clear that the car is something special.
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Do a quick poll. Might help make a decision efficiently via forum. I vote MCB if you like the flash and exclusivity. Blue just does wonders to the M, and elevates it closer to an exotic look.
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      11-21-2012, 10:52 AM   #7
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The black looks nice, but the blue's are just stunning imo. I'd like to own a blue car one day, if i ever get over white. lol
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MCB is a gorgeous color that I don't see that much.
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Thanks guys, might add a poll tonight. There are so many blue and blacks in BMW paint .

The individual is pricey but most options are now standard on the M3's here in aus so it helps with the price (although its still stupid compared to the US).

Mum actually has a Jerez Black e90 ZCP so trying to stay away from that colour combo, although it is really nice.

I find santorini and laguna seca a bit light for my tastes and marino really pops but is a little "burple". My first car was a focus ST170 in "burple" and i would prefer a true blue this time.

Has anyone seen midnight blue? is it similar to Jerez?
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^ Midnight Blue is closer to Carbon Black than Jerez because Jerez has a purple undertone, whereas Carbon has a blue undertone and an overall blue/black tinge -- but obviously Midnight Blue is bluer than Carbon Black.

But if you're ponying up for Individual, I'd take Tanzanite over Midnight every day and twice on Sunday. Similar tones, but Tanzanite looks far more exotic, which is probably why it's a semi-Individual option (called Individual, but a factory order option) on the 6 Series, at least in the US.
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Thanks guys, might add a poll tonight. There are so many blue and blacks in BMW paint .

The individual is pricey but most options are now standard on the M3's here in aus so it helps with the price (although its still stupid compared to the US).

Mum actually has a Jerez Black e90 ZCP so trying to stay away from that colour combo, although it is really nice.

I find santorini and laguna seca a bit light for my tastes and marino really pops but is a little "burple". My first car was a focus ST170 in "burple" and i would prefer a true blue this time.

Has anyone seen midnight blue? is it similar to Jerez?
You've got one cool mum bro, driving a Jerez E90 M3 ZCP Now if you tell us the car is a standard 6MT, that would be even cooler

There's also Azurite Black that is close to Jerez but it isn't. Midnight I think is also a bit close Jerez, but a tad lighter.
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You've got one cool mum bro, driving a Jerez E90 M3 ZCP Now if you tell us the car is a standard 6MT, that would be even cooler

There's also Azurite Black that is close to Jerez but it isn't. Midnight I think is also a bit close Jerez, but a tad lighter.
Hahaha.....she can be cool. Her's has a platinum interior and is DCT. Mine is spec'd 6MT though. She went into the dealership to get the new 535i and walked out with the M3 after a test drive .

Does anyone have a pic of Tanzanite on an M3? cant seem to find one. At this stage im leaning towards MCB for something a little different but im sure ill change 500 times before I have to confirm.

Now for the CF vs MR problem.........
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here you go mate.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=270318
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I seen Dr.Chucks on this forum Le Mans Blue i believe in person and that color really had me after I seen it, coming from a MR owner.
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MCB is very nice
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You won't find Tanzanite on an M3 -- all the more reason to get it yourself! The color hasn't existed long and pics of it on ANY car are tough because dealers can't order semi-Individual colors for floor models, only Priority 1 cars (built to a paying customer's spec), I believe. Just take a look at the 640d Gran Coupe and 650i Convertible at the Geneva Auto Show and use your imagination.

Tanzanite at Geneva: http://www.6post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=495046

Tanzanite in the sun: http://www.6post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=723828
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I have jet black and love it!!
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I have a Santorini Blue E92 on order. I was torn between that and MCB.
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this is the nicest blue!
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thanks for the help everyone. I have 3-4 days left to confirm.

I've added a poll, at this stage im leaning towards MCB with moonroof and silver comp pack rims.........

Does everyone struggle with colour or am I just special??
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