BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > M3 Photos/Video/Media Gallery
 
ESS Tuning
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-07-2014, 09:11 PM   #1
///Matthew
Major
///Matthew's Avatar
28
Rep
1,165
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 M3, 1999 M3
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NJ

iTrader: (3)

Yas Marina Bue Metallic F80 M3 vs Santorini Blue E92 M3

BIMMERPOST
     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
While at the Cars and Croissants event hosted by BMW of North America, I had the chance to take some comparison pictures of the F80 M3 in Yas Marina Blue vs my Santorini Blue E92 M3.

I'm still reserving judgement on the Yas Marina Blue, but the photos I've seen thus far haven't done it justice. After seeing the paint in person, it's starting to grow on me. I think the black wheels lend a bit more visual aggression to the car which the somewhat pale YMB really needs.

I have a ton of media to process from today's E30 M3 SIGFest event also held at BMW NA. I'm hoping to get started on those shots tomorrow...


Name:  yasmarinablue-santoriniblue1.jpg
Views: 13507
Size:  158.3 KB

Name:  yasmarinablue-santoriniblue2.jpg
Views: 13569
Size:  191.8 KB

Name:  yasmarinablue-santoriniblue3.jpg
Views: 13432
Size:  173.7 KB

Name:  yasmarinablue-santoriniblue4.jpg
Views: 13198
Size:  181.9 KB

Name:  yasmarinablue-santoriniblue5.jpg
Views: 13130
Size:  164.4 KB

Name:  yasmarinablue-santoriniblue6.jpg
Views: 13018
Size:  196.6 KB

Name:  yasmarinablue-santoriniblue7.jpg
Views: 12861
Size:  163.1 KB

Name:  yasmarinablue-santoriniblue8.jpg
Views: 12903
Size:  151.1 KB

Name:  yasmarinablue-santoriniblue9.jpg
Views: 13458
Size:  178.2 KB

Name:  yasmarinablue-santoriniblue10.jpg
Views: 13176
Size:  184.2 KB

Name:  yasmarinablue-santoriniblue11.jpg
Views: 12683
Size:  164.1 KB

Name:  yasmarinablue-santoriniblue12.jpg
Views: 12587
Size:  102.4 KB

Name:  yasmarinablue-santoriniblue13.jpg
Views: 12607
Size:  174.1 KB

Name:  yasmarinablue-santoriniblue14.jpg
Views: 12565
Size:  127.5 KB

Name:  yasmarinablue-santoriniblue15.jpg
Views: 12958
Size:  178.8 KB

Name:  yasmarinablue-santoriniblue16.jpg
Views: 12518
Size:  177.5 KB

Name:  yasmarinablue-santoriniblue17.jpg
Views: 12849
Size:  170.0 KB
__________________

2013 Santorini Blue M3
1999 Estoril Blue M3
mfatuation.com
Appreciate 0
      06-07-2014, 09:14 PM   #2
Powerbeast
Major General
Powerbeast's Avatar
United_States
144
Rep
7,228
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3 Dakar Yellow
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (4)

I saw this color in person on iND's M5 and I must say I was very impressed! Would I prefer it over Santorini? I can't pass judgment just yet.
Appreciate 0
      06-07-2014, 09:16 PM   #3
///Matthew
Major
///Matthew's Avatar
28
Rep
1,165
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 M3, 1999 M3
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NJ

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Powerbeast View Post
I saw this color in person on iND's M5 and I must say I was very impressed! Would I prefer it over Santorini? I can't pass judgment just yet.
My M4 will most likely be Santorini Blue or Signal Green... The YMB isn't nearly as bad as I thought though.
__________________

2013 Santorini Blue M3
1999 Estoril Blue M3
mfatuation.com
Appreciate 0
      06-07-2014, 09:22 PM   #4
Longboarder
Brigadier General
65
Rep
3,794
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 e92 M3
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Monarch Beach

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2013 WRX STi  [4.00]
2011 997.2 Turbo S  [4.71]
2013 e92 M3  [4.55]
2013 BMW X5  [0.00]
Wow that new M3 looks like crap next to your car.
__________________
Daily: 2013 e92 M3 DCT / ESS VT2 650 S/C / Akrapovic Evolution / StopTech BBK
Track/Airstrip: 2011 997.2 Turbo S PDK / 725 HP / BBi suspension build
Beater: 2013 X5 3.5sport
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT1...eoFBszPIK0gf9w
Appreciate 2
      06-07-2014, 09:48 PM   #5
Powerbeast
Major General
Powerbeast's Avatar
United_States
144
Rep
7,228
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3 Dakar Yellow
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ///Matthew
Quote:
Originally Posted by Powerbeast View Post
I saw this color in person on iND's M5 and I must say I was very impressed! Would I prefer it over Santorini? I can't pass judgment just yet.
My M4 will most likely be Santorini Blue or Signal Green... The YMB isn't nearly as bad as I thought though.
Guess what color I'm ordering?
Appreciate 0
      06-07-2014, 09:55 PM   #6
tlp
Colonel
tlp's Avatar
United_States
70
Rep
2,055
Posts

 
Drives: '11 e92 M3 SG/FR
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Huntington Beach, CA

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2011 BMW e92 M3  [4.55]
Santorini Blue blows Cornflower blue out of the water. Even the blue painted handicap logo on ground is a better shade of blue over YMB.
__________________
My Coding Journal
Current - '11 e92 M3 SG/FR ZCP|ZCV|ZP2|2MK|494|415|6NR|752
Appreciate 0
      06-07-2014, 11:07 PM   #7
TrevorM3
Major
14
Rep
1,479
Posts

 
Drives: S54
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Florida

iTrader: (0)

if i didn't know which car was newer, i couldn't even make a guess.


The styling has stalled in terms of "newness" on the new M imo.

The hood is the main thing, the bulge isn't even there.

The interior is sick though.
Appreciate 0
      06-07-2014, 11:31 PM   #8
1MOREMOD
2014 Track Days - 11|Ridge 1:52:24|Pacific 1:35:72
1MOREMOD's Avatar
United_States
172
Rep
12,929
Posts

 
Drives: Race car->
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: check your mirrors

iTrader: (5)

Too many abrupt edges. Looks choppy with no flow.
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2014, 12:17 AM   #9
THE-FN-MAN
Captain
11
Rep
864
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3 x2
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: the wood

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Longboarder
Wow that new M3 looks like crap next to your car.
+100000
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2014, 12:54 AM   #10
Ezio
Brigadier General
Ezio's Avatar
United_States
44
Rep
3,026
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: MI

iTrader: (0)

the E92 hood is better looking.I like how the front fenders on the E92 are angled backward. Where the F80 the fender vents are angled up. Also that hood line sucks, but everyone knows this already.

why is the new car so much bigger looking ? i don't understand
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2014, 02:37 AM   #11
KHP
M3 of the month(05/13)
KHP's Avatar
Canada
5
Rep
248
Posts

 
Drives: BW E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: BC

iTrader: (2)

Those all-black 19inch OEM wheels on F80 are much better than the 2 tone one...
__________________


Akrapovic | AC Schnitzer | Brembo | BMW Performance | Dinan | Exotics | Mode Carbon
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2014, 03:43 AM   #12
Game
Major General
Game's Avatar
United_States
82
Rep
5,136
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Lockport/Chicago, IL

iTrader: (15)

The E92 wins here hands down, but the F80 is still a great looking car. I think with some odds it'd be a closer race.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2014, 04:49 AM   #13
0-60Motorsports
Major
0-60Motorsports's Avatar
Bahrain
19
Rep
1,363
Posts

 
Drives: BMW M3 JB 04 Coupe
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kingdom of Bahrain

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to 0-60Motorsports Send a message via MSN to 0-60Motorsports Send a message via Yahoo to 0-60Motorsports
I like both but prefer the Santorini a little more than the YMB
__________________
Current Mods: GC Coilovers, Eibach Sways, PF RTABs, RE RCAs, INTRAVEE II + Alpine KCA-420i, Black Roundels, ///MFEST Badges, Depo's, Screen protector for OEM 16:9 display, VCSL Bumper + Race Lip + CF Boot + CF Rear Diffusor, DIETZ TV in Motion, SuperSprint V1 Headers + Catless S-pipes + Res Sec 2 + Race Exhaust, Z8 Starter Button, Lamin-X, OME CSL Steering, OEM CSL Interior, OEM CSL Intake, OEM CSL Roof, EVOLVE Alpha-N, BBS CH's, LIGHTWERKZ....
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2014, 06:04 AM   #14
BobS
Lieutenant Colonel
BobS's Avatar
22
Rep
1,725
Posts

 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Jersey City, NJ

iTrader: (0)

This thread allows me to come to the following conclusions:

-the e92 m styling is timeless and looks way better than the new gen m3/m4
- santorini blue is a way better color than yas marina (when directly next to each other).

The f80 styling doesn't flow at all compared to the e92. It has evo 10 like styling IMO
__________________

Evolve Supercharged E92 M3
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2014, 06:19 AM   #15
SOM3
Banned
19
Rep
1,114
Posts

 
Drives: SO F80
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Euro

iTrader: (0)

Santorini Blue all the way.
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2014, 08:00 AM   #16
BrewRifle
Captain
BrewRifle's Avatar
United_States
12
Rep
771
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 MCB E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Austin, Texas

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2011 BMW M3  [4.17]
I just can't get past the fugly front end of the F80. Santorini owns it in the color department as well.
__________________
2011 Monte Carlo Blue E92 M3 - ESS VT2-625
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2014, 09:35 AM   #17
slicer
Brigadier General
slicer's Avatar
61
Rep
3,935
Posts

 
Drives: '13 E92 M3
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (19)

I wasn't a fan of YMB until I saw it on IND's car in person. Its a gorgeous color.
__________________
ALL PARTS FOR SALE (click links and/or Send me a PM) -
KW Clubsport 3-way, Mode Carbon GTS Wing, BMW Pedals Billet Extended DCT Paddles, Advan TC3 (9.5/10.5), Planted E92 Floor Mounts, Schroth Quick Fit Pro Harnesses (Red - E82/E90/E92 Version)
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2014, 09:52 AM   #18
///Matthew
Major
///Matthew's Avatar
28
Rep
1,165
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 M3, 1999 M3
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NJ

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Powerbeast View Post
Guess what color I'm ordering?
Dakar?
__________________

2013 Santorini Blue M3
1999 Estoril Blue M3
mfatuation.com
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2014, 09:57 AM   #19
///Matthew
Major
///Matthew's Avatar
28
Rep
1,165
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 M3, 1999 M3
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NJ

iTrader: (3)

Thanks guys! I do not feel that the F8X has significantly dated the E9X chassis. I think that the F8X will be eventually be an addition to my E92 and not its replacement. It really is a beautiful car in person, but I still don't know about the Yas Marina Blue. I don't know that it's aggressive enough considering what the F8X is packing under the hood. YMB is certainly a polarizing launch color though! Reminds me of when the LSB E46s first came out.
__________________

2013 Santorini Blue M3
1999 Estoril Blue M3
mfatuation.com
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2014, 10:13 AM   #20
///M Power-Belgium
Brigadier General
///M Power-Belgium's Avatar
Belgium
66
Rep
3,926
Posts

 
Drives: ///M3-DCT- E92 Silverstone II
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Belgium

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ///Matthew View Post
Thanks guys! I do not feel that the F8X has significantly dated the E9X chassis. I think that the F8X will be eventually be an addition to my E92 and not its replacement. It really is a beautiful car in person, but I still don't know about the Yas Marina Blue. I don't know that it's aggressive enough considering what the F8X is packing under the hood. YMB is certainly a polarizing launch color though! Reminds me of when the LSB E46s first came out.
After looking these pics i'm going to be honest....and "realy honest"..... !!!
///Matthew... "your E92" looks 1,000 X better ! And that's 4sure !
The F80 looks handicapped next to your car !!! Damn what a fugly car compared to our E92 !
Amen !
__________________
BPM DEV-Tune & DCT software update & Servotronic & coding///Alpine HID Angeleyes///Oem.exhaust mod.

Last edited by ///M Power-Belgium; 06-08-2014 at 10:20 AM.
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2014, 10:27 AM   #21
MDIAU
First Lieutenant
MDIAU's Avatar
5
Rep
334
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 M3: e92,AW...
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: VA

iTrader: (11)

Your e92M looks SO MUCH better than the F80.
The F80 trunk and rear bumper is way too bulky and doesnt flow with the body!!!
The F80 front nose is too sharp reminds me inverted cliff LOL
guess time to move on to Pcar for me......
__________________
Cayenne "wifey"
M3 "mine"
Previous toys: 997.1 GT3, C63, e92M3, 350Z, ISF, IS350, B5 S4, R1/Ninja 636
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2014, 10:33 AM   #22
Irishace
ElevenPointFive
Irishace's Avatar
Canada
32
Rep
2,052
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (1)

E92 is so much better looking.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:54 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST