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      09-16-2007, 01:04 PM   #1
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Opinion on the Melbourne red?

Can anyone who has seen the melbourne red in person, give their opinion? it would really help me decide between the red and jerez black. I would have gone with jerez if it didnt have so much of purple in it.


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      09-16-2007, 01:28 PM   #2
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Melbourne has a wide range of shades, from blood red, to almost burgundy to looking a tad reddish-orange. That's what makes it so cool, imo, because it changes so much. Plus, you can see the CF roof stand out.
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Is it metallic?

I have always loved the look of red E30 and E36 M3's but never really liked it on the E46 M. I am not sure if I like it on the E92 M3 yet.

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Can anyone who has seen the melbourne red in person, give their opinion? it would really help me decide between the red and jerez black. I would have gone with jerez if it didnt have so much of purple in it.

The red absolutely looks GOOD in real life, no doubt about it whatsoever. When the initial cars were photographed at the test in Spain they came over as dirty red but that is not how it is. Also, from a looks point of view these cars were all (IMO) let down by the black 18s.

There was a cover on the UK's Car Magazine last month that showed a much brighter red, this is more what it is like, plus with the CF roof, various black exterior trim and high gloss shadow line the contrast is fantastic. If you want a bright colour then it's got to be the red or the white really.

As for Jerez Black, the colour that I will be getting my car in during mid October (ish), I have NEVER seen purple in it providing it was in real life or in a high resolution photo. With the help of others, my conclusion is that when poor quality photos are taken or under dull artificial light purple may come out.

Otherwise, I am glad to say that to me, Jerez Black comes over as a very, very, very dark blue. And, it really works well with the CF roof IMO.

Just edited my post to add the attached PDF, it just about compares Jerez Black with Melbourne Red in the back ground under bright light conditions. I hope that this helps you.
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It looks a lot better in real life than it does in most of the pictures I've seen. Have you actually seen Jerez in real life? The purpley-blue shade only really shows through under certain lights. It's a great colour...
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The red absolutely looks GOOD in real life, no doubt about it whatsoever. When the initial cars were photographed at the test in Spain they came over as dirty red but that is not how it is. Also, from a looks point of view these cars were all (IMO) let down by the black 18s.

There was a cover on the UK's Car Magazine last month that showed a much brighter red, this is more what it is like, plus with the CF roof, various black exterior trim and high gloss shadow line the contrast is fantastic. If you want a bright colour then it's got to be the red or the white really.

As for Jerez Black, the colour that I will be getting my car in during mid October (ish), I have NEVER seen purple in it providing it was in real life or in a high resolution photo. With the help of others, my conclusion is that when poor quality photos are taken or under dull artificial light purple may come out.

Otherwise, I am glad to say that to me, Jerez Black comes over as a very, very, very dark blue. And, it really works well with the CF roof IMO.

Just edited my post to add the attached PDF, it just about compares Jerez Black with Melbourne Red in the back ground under bright light conditions. I hope that this helps you.
hey jerezblue, thanks a lot for explaining it. the red in the picture you posted is absolutely stunning. though we cant see the entire car, the shade is awesome. The picture that were taken during the tests looked completely different.
As the lighting is dull for about 3/4 th of the year here in Indiana, I think going for the red will be ideal for me. and the red shows a lot of details of the car which the black doesn't. the black looks amazing as well, but I think the red may suit me better.
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It looks a lot better in real life than it does in most of the pictures I've seen. Have you actually seen Jerez in real life? The purpley-blue shade only really shows through under certain lights. It's a great colour...

i actually havent seen any color outside, which confuses me even more. I think you have a jerez, right? I saw the pics of your car and read your review as well. your car looks stunning and your review is incredible. its better than any other review I have ever read about the e92 m3. coming to the color, At what types of lightings do you see the purple shade actually? and another issue is the details of the car. which color do you see the details better? thanks a lot.
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Is it metallic?

I have always loved the look of red E30 and E36 M3's but never really liked it on the E46 M. I am not sure if I like it on the E92 M3 yet.

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The melbourne red in the e92 is metallic.
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I have only seen a BMW sample of Melbourne Red but it struck me as being much much much brighter than the red in the photos from Spain.
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