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      09-09-2007, 07:44 PM   #45
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      09-09-2007, 11:57 PM   #46
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the color combination looks phenomenal. though i'm looking forward to having an m-dct lever in mine when the day comes.

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      09-10-2007, 01:02 AM   #47
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Well spotted, Marwan! What gave it away...?

in the first M3 picture, the sky is purplish, which is something that plagued the N95's first firmware when it first came out, the new firmware that came out(2 new ones actually) improved that purple tint, fixed the color reproduction and JPEG artifacts...[;us a buncha other bugs and it even made the phone slightly faster

I have an N95, i was suffering from the same problem till i upgraded the firmware

again, congrats on the car man!


EDIT: is that Fox red? is it as red and beautiful as Imola Red leather from the E46 M3?
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      09-10-2007, 01:54 AM   #48
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EDIT: is that Fox red? is it as red and beautiful as Imola Red leather from the E46 M3?
It is fox red, but it won't look that much like Imola. It's a lot lighter and more orangy, the color of a fox, and hence the name.
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      09-10-2007, 04:20 AM   #49
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      09-10-2007, 07:10 AM   #50
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Why are you getting another M3?
Because I'm a brat and want one to my own spec. This car was one of the BMW launch cars, so it wasn't the actual car I ordered and I couldn't choose what went in it. As it turns out, it has almost everything I wanted anyway, but I think I'm just addicted to buying new cars, so I'd like one to my exact spec.

Over the next year or so I'll probably have a couple more - I'll get another new one when the DSG box comes out and then again when the convertible comes out. They tend to hold fairly strong residuals in the UK during the early life of the model, so I should be able to change cars without losing too much money, and as I buy a few M cars from my dealer each year, they tend to be very helpful when it comes to getting a build slot.


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Aren't adaptive headlights standard?
No, they were an option. Cost just under Ģ300 ($600) from what I remember...
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      09-10-2007, 07:15 AM   #51
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Do you have any experience with RS4 to compare it with the new M3?
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      09-10-2007, 08:26 AM   #52
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No, I'm afraid not, but I may see if I can arrange a test...
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      09-10-2007, 08:36 AM   #53
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      09-10-2007, 01:09 PM   #54
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      09-10-2007, 03:00 PM   #55
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      09-10-2007, 03:03 PM   #56
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Great car and congrats! How is it with M3´s and sunroof? Is that an option on the cf roof? I see that you don´t have it on yours. Have you specced it on the other one due in November?
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      09-10-2007, 03:52 PM   #57
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Great car and congrats! How is it with M3īs and sunroof? Is that an option on the cf roof? I see that you donīt have it on yours. Have you specced it on the other one due in November?
Regarding the sunroof... the standard configuration is a CFRP Roof w/o Sunroof. BMW is offering as a no charge option a steel roof with a Sunroof. Those are the only two possiblities as of yet.

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      09-10-2007, 03:56 PM   #58
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Hm, ok I see. Who would order a sunroof then?
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      09-10-2007, 05:45 PM   #59
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Hm, ok I see. Who would order a sunroof then?
Well, some have said they would. The CF roof definitely has a cool factor, but in the real world the weight and COG difference compared to steel w/ sunroof (+48 lbs) will not be noticeable on the street. I really enjoy my sunroof and open it a lot; even when it's not open it brightens up the car interior (important here in the often gray NW). Still, I'll probably go for the CF.
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      09-10-2007, 05:49 PM   #60
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I'm going for the sunroof also. I live in Houston and although it is always humid here, the sound of the engine comes through better with the windows down and the sunroof open.
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      09-10-2007, 06:37 PM   #61
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      09-10-2007, 09:43 PM   #62
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I think that picture's the most accurate I've seen of it. It is definitely not a bright red, more of a cinnamon. As I think somebody mentioned earlier, the name 'fox red' is pretty accurate, as it does resemble the shade of a fox...
So Filthy, which do you think is closer to real life? Your photo or BMW's configurator photo? BMW's photo looks more like the old E46 Cinnamon - and that's what I want! This Fox Red issue is causing much heart ache .



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      09-11-2007, 03:09 AM   #63
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So Filthy, which do you think is closer to real life? Your photo or BMW's configurator photo? BMW's photo looks more like the old E46 Cinnamon - and that's what I want! This Fox Red issue is causing much heart ache .
The photograph is not an accurate representation of Fox Red. The picture in the configurator is pretty accurate. I had Imola in my E46 M3, and Fox Red is even nicer.

In fact I've already decided that my E92 M3 will have Fox Red. Just need to decide on the exterior.
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      09-11-2007, 03:49 AM   #64
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Guessing between different pictures is futile. It obviously looks different in different lights, which means it will look any number of shades in reality.
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      09-11-2007, 06:36 AM   #66
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Absolutely right! My picture was taken in bright daylight, so the colour is a pretty accurate representation, whereas the BMW picture is clearly under artificial lighting and is quite shaded. I'd say both are pretty accurate in their own right, given their respective circumstances.

Unfortunately no picture is ever going to show exactly how it looks, REP1KRR. The only way you can be sure is to see it in real life. I hadn't seen it when I accepted the car, so it was a real leap of faith for me, bearing in mind that I was quite repulsed at the thought of red leather. However, I was very pleasantly surprised when I first saw it. There is so much black in the cabin and this really helps to tone down the colour of the red. It works really well together.

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