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      05-05-2010, 01:39 AM   #1
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Jerez Black... it's black

So, it was a busy sunny Sunday afternoon of cars getting hand car washed. I was outside waiting for mine to be called out... "Uhh, the dark blue BMW is ready...?!"

Inside I was screaming... " It's a black metallic beeyatch! But just has a hue of that blue u speak of cuz it's dead smack in the light!'
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      05-05-2010, 07:33 AM   #2
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lol.. my wife also thinks that my car is not really black, but a dark blue m3.

i dont really care though... i love the color. a bitch to take care of though.
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      05-05-2010, 09:54 AM   #3
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Have the same argument with my girlfriend. I can confirm though that there is a lot more blue than black that goes into the mix for the paint.
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      05-05-2010, 09:57 AM   #4
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in low light conditions its black, in sunny conditions or under fluorescent lights (like in a parking garage) it looks midnight blue...
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      05-05-2010, 10:18 AM   #5
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I'd be happy with blue or midnight blue!! I had one person say that they loved my purple car. fail.
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      05-05-2010, 10:25 AM   #6
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There is purple in Jerez. More purple than blue in my opinion.....
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      05-05-2010, 10:32 AM   #7
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I'd be happy with blue or midnight blue!! I had one person say that they loved my purple car. fail.
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      05-05-2010, 10:44 AM   #8
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I dont think its that purple, maybe a somewhere between blue/purple... but definitely not as purple as techno violet, which IMO was such a cool colour:

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      05-05-2010, 10:46 AM   #9
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My previous M3 was carbon black, but most of the time it was blue, thats why i went with jet black with e93
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      05-05-2010, 11:59 AM   #10
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Midnight blue to me....
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      05-05-2010, 12:00 PM   #11
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Jet Black... it's black
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      05-05-2010, 12:23 PM   #12
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It's not black!I have lived with mine for 2 years and it is not Black and even my wife calls it a dark blue!
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      05-05-2010, 12:26 PM   #13
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Mrs. feels it's Blue, which I can't say I 100% disagree with. It seems a stretch to say it is truly black. If it has to be in low light to be black, well, wouldn't every other color be black also if the light is low enough?

The worst part? I got black cloth interior, so now Mrs. ribs me because black and blue don't go together.
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      05-05-2010, 01:22 PM   #14
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We have a black sapphire 335 and my Jerez E90. The Jerez is no more blue than black sapphire is gray. Just depends on lighting.
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I just picked up mine on Sat, and there is quite a bit of dark blue tinge to it, however in our hearts we do know it is black. We should all stick together on this one.
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      05-05-2010, 02:22 PM   #16
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Coming from Interlagos Blue, I am used to the color change comments people make. Blue, purple, black, whatever it is, it's fucking awesome!
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      05-05-2010, 03:48 PM   #17
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Mrs. feels it's Blue, which I can't say I 100% disagree with. It seems a stretch to say it is truly black. If it has to be in low light to be black, well, wouldn't every other color be black also if the light is low enough?

The worst part? I got black cloth interior, so now Mrs. ribs me because black and blue don't go together.
Next time she ribs you about that, remind her of what the US Naval Officer's service dress uniform consists of, Navy Suit, black shoes.
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      05-05-2010, 04:48 PM   #18
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LMAO because the color is actually NOT black. It really isnt black. Just because its called black (because theres no standard name for that color) doesnt make it black. Jerez Black is just the name of the color. The color black does not look blue in sunlight, its still black.

I love Jerez Black, I think its a fantastic color. But dont get your panties in a bunch cuz someone calls your dark blue under sunlight car dark blue
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      05-05-2010, 06:28 PM   #19
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The name comes from the F1 track in Spain of the same name. The town of Jerez was named for sherry which originated there. The color does look a bit like a deep red wine. I happen to like the way it looks blue in some lights. I think BMW just thought Jerez Black sounded better than Jerez Blue. That and the fact they offer it in two other blues.
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      05-05-2010, 09:13 PM   #20
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i think the reason its "Jerez Black" is the base pigment is in fact black....there is a blue metallic flake in the paint that tints the paint blue...

honda has/had (not sure if it still exists) a colour called nighthawk black which was the same, but with less blue flake in the paint, so it was more of a pure black than jerez.
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