BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

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


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E46 M3 Coupe and Convertible > General E46 M3 Talk
 
Racewerkz Engineering
View Poll Results: Which ULTIMATE M3 is the M3 for YOUR GARAGE???
E46 Estoril BLUE 27 32.93%
E92 Monte Carlo BLUE 55 67.07%
Voters: 82. You may not vote on this poll

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-25-2011, 07:08 PM   #45
gr8one88
tru blu
 
Drives: 2005 Individual M3 ESTYblau
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wheaton, Il

Posts: 215
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JJM335 View Post
They look very similar in photos. I have never been able to capture the blue/purple hues in JB.
i would love to see someone do the 2 blacks
gr8one88 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-25-2011, 07:16 PM   #46
gr8one88
tru blu
 
Drives: 2005 Individual M3 ESTYblau
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wheaton, Il

Posts: 215
iTrader: (0)

DOES ANYONE ELSE FIND THIS ODD...... as of now out of the 10 votes for the estoril blue e46 like 80% own e9x m3's?!?!?! but out of the 20 votes for the monte carlo blue e92 only 1 voter has an e46 m3!!!!!!!! hmmmmm i must say this is interesting indeed
gr8one88 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-25-2011, 09:49 PM   #47
BCA
Captain
 
Drives: 2014 550i
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Houston, TX

Posts: 775
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Navin323i View Post
OP... you mentioned early on in your thread "RIP Estoril Blue"... what was that in reference to? Do you no longer have your E46 M3 or has the color itself been discontinued?
To answer your question, if I recall correctly, Estoril has been permanently retired because the paint contains lead.

Luckily, MCB looks almost as good and it's absolutely my favorite BMW color at the moment. The new M5 has been spotted in MCB, so let's hope that it (as well as the next M3) have MCB available as a standard color.

BMW, ARE YOU LISTENING?
__________________
2014 550i M Sport | Glacier Silver/Black/Anthracite | Executive | Lighting | Luxury Seating | Black Grilles | 20" OEM Style 303 w/Bridgestone S-04

Past BMWs: 2013 E92 M3, 2012 F10 535i, 2011 E90 335i, 2009 E90 M3, 2008 E70 X5, 2006 E90 330i, 2004 E46 330i
BCA is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-26-2011, 11:25 AM   #48
Tasho
New Member
 
Drives: E46 M3, W210 E430
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chicago

Posts: 10
iTrader: (0)

Great color
Tasho is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-27-2011, 08:42 PM   #49
Estoril Blue
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2006 M3
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Maryland

Posts: 228
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BCA View Post
To answer your question, if I recall correctly, Estoril has been permanently retired because the paint contains lead.

Its not lead. Its the solvent that BMW has to use. It gives off too many pollutants. BMW has to paint cars within very strict German emissions laws.
Estoril Blue is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-27-2011, 09:10 PM   #50
BCA
Captain
 
Drives: 2014 550i
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Houston, TX

Posts: 775
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Estoril Blue View Post
Its not lead. Its the solvent that BMW has to use. It gives off too many pollutants. BMW has to paint cars within very strict German emissions laws.
Cool...I knew it was something related to emissions/pollutants. Thanks.
__________________
2014 550i M Sport | Glacier Silver/Black/Anthracite | Executive | Lighting | Luxury Seating | Black Grilles | 20" OEM Style 303 w/Bridgestone S-04

Past BMWs: 2013 E92 M3, 2012 F10 535i, 2011 E90 335i, 2009 E90 M3, 2008 E70 X5, 2006 E90 330i, 2004 E46 330i
BCA is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-28-2011, 03:40 PM   #51
gr8one88
tru blu
 
Drives: 2005 Individual M3 ESTYblau
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wheaton, Il

Posts: 215
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BCA View Post
Cool...I knew it was something related to emissions/pollutants. Thanks.
ya so this make estoril blue the most rare collectors color not only cuz it looks great and is a favorite but they will not make it ever again no matter what
gr8one88 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-28-2011, 11:03 PM   #52
Estoril Blue
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2006 M3
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Maryland

Posts: 228
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by gr8one88 View Post
ya so this make estoril blue the most rare collectors color not only cuz it looks great and is a favorite but they will not make it ever again no matter what

I'm not sure I would go that far. They may be able to reformulate the color with a compliant solvent.
Estoril Blue is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-29-2011, 07:26 PM   #53
gr8one88
tru blu
 
Drives: 2005 Individual M3 ESTYblau
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wheaton, Il

Posts: 215
iTrader: (0)







gr8one88 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-29-2011, 07:33 PM   #54
gr8one88
tru blu
 
Drives: 2005 Individual M3 ESTYblau
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wheaton, Il

Posts: 215
iTrader: (0)

the more pics im seeing of mcb im really seeing the difference looking at my estoril blue m3 everyday in the different light settings and estoril blue is just that much better. but im glad they made mcb and hope they will have it on the next gen m3 even tho its gonna be turbocharged(boo) looks like the m5 will have mcb in production colors...maybe ill get one of those turbo too but i pray to god the next m3 better be smaller and lighter cuz the m3 is basically as big as e39 m5's we dont need more power we need smaller lighter hear my plea M gmbh pleassssssse
gr8one88 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-29-2011, 08:04 PM   #55
brizzom
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: AZ

Posts: 206
iTrader: (0)

Are the options MCB vs estoril or e46 vs e92? If it's a thread about colors, then isn't the generation irrelevant?
brizzom is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-29-2011, 08:06 PM   #56
gr8one88
tru blu
 
Drives: 2005 Individual M3 ESTYblau
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wheaton, Il

Posts: 215
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by brizzom View Post
Are the options MCB vs estoril or e46 vs e92? If it's a thread about colors, then isn't the generation irrelevant?
its both you can tell alot about a person by what they vote for and by what car they own. but if it was just about color estoril would win 100% that wouldnt be fair. id rather see who would want an estoril blue e46 in their garage or an e92 mcb in their garage...thats my poll if that clears it up
gr8one88 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-29-2011, 08:09 PM   #57
ooowowizstev
Brigadier General
 
Drives: '08 E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Los Angeles, Irvine

Posts: 4,234
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2008 BMW E92 M3  [5.00]
Love the MCB!
__________________
'08 E92 ///M3 - AW/BLK/CF, M-DCT, 19's
H&R, Vorsteiner, Eisenmann, BMC, BBS More to come...
ooowowizstev is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-29-2011, 11:56 PM   #58
Estoril Blue
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2006 M3
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Maryland

Posts: 228
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by brizzom View Post
Are the options MCB vs estoril or e46 vs e92? If it's a thread about colors, then isn't the generation irrelevant?
Not all colors look good on all models. Estoril looks different on the E36 than it does on the E46 - simply due to panel shapes. BMW knows this and this is a partial reason why some colors are not offered when a new generation emerges - and why new shades are created that BMW finds more complementary to the car's shape.
Estoril Blue is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2011, 12:35 PM   #59
gr8one88
tru blu
 
Drives: 2005 Individual M3 ESTYblau
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wheaton, Il

Posts: 215
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by gr8one88 View Post
DOES ANYONE ELSE FIND THIS ODD...... as of now out of the 10 votes for the estoril blue e46 like 80% own e9x m3's?!?!?! but out of the 20 votes for the monte carlo blue e92 only 1 voter has an e46 m3!!!!!!!! hmmmmm i must say this is interesting indeed
this has proven to still be true lol only one of 26 or 29 votes whatever it is for the e92 mcb is an e46 m3 owner. all the votes for e9x mcb are either e9x owners or non m3 owners or non bmw owners. why is this its weird?! and y are like 3/4's of the votes for e46 estoril blue m3 e9x owners...? you would think the majority of m3 owners would want to upgrade but if it was me i wouldnt trade my individual e46 to buy a e9x i would wait to buy both so i can appreciate the differences
gr8one88 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2011, 01:01 PM   #60
Itgb
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2003 M3 Vert
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Diego

Posts: 198
iTrader: (1)

To me, the body style dictates the best color. For E36, Estoril is #1. For E46, Estoril does not compliment the design in the same way - I would have to go with Interlagos. And for E9X MCB is beautiful.




__________________
2003 BMW M3 Vert AW/CIN | 2010 Audi A4 Avant | 2006 Scion xB | Past: 2005 Volvo S60 2.5T, 1986 MB 190E 2.3-16
Itgb is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2011, 01:04 PM   #61
chris s
Major General
 
chris s's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 e92 M3
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New York

Posts: 5,371
iTrader: (8)

That's BS. I have a friend with an e46 M3 in estoril. It's one of the best looking e46 M3's I've ever seen! The difference between the two are subtle...how can you make a statement like that?
__________________

2012 MR e92 M3 DCT, fully loaded... ESS VT2-625, Brembo 380, BBS FI's, Akra/Challenge Sport, KW Sleeve kit, Full OEM CF Interior
2008 e92 M3 Coupe 6MT | AW/BLK Extended...SOLD!
chris s is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2011, 07:44 PM   #62
gr8one88
tru blu
 
Drives: 2005 Individual M3 ESTYblau
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wheaton, Il

Posts: 215
iTrader: (0)

Exclamation ha literally i thought i had heard it all kids never cease to amaze me

Quote:
Originally Posted by Itgb View Post
To me, the body style dictates the best color. For E36, Estoril is #1. For E46, Estoril does not compliment the design in the same way - I would have to go with Interlagos. And for E9X MCB is beautiful.




estoril looks waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better on e46 m3's compared to the e36. dont get me wrong estoril is the best color on the e36. but it also is the best color on the e46 and the best color bmw has ever made period! literally estoril blue e46 m3 are by far the sexiest m3's in all seriousness there is no comparison. i like e36's and i love estoril blue. but it is by far the best color for the e46 m3. if u have ever seen one you realize that its the the nicest color. it fits the e46 perfect. i have heard the flame surfacing body style crap before BUT only for different colors specifically on the e9x m3. but dear god almighty i have never heard anyone ever say anything bad about estoril on e46 that is literally the opposite of every compliment i have gotten every single day for years literally no joke. the owner of all the braman dealerships in south florida was admiring what a perfect color that is for the e46 and the GM says by far it is the most beautiful m3 he has seen at his dealership ever. this is the case with EVERYONE I HAVE EVER TALKED TO.... idk what to say to that bcuz im so dumbfounded. i agree certain colors look bad on certain bodys but damn dude u have to be blind to not recognize that estoril was like made for the e46. i have not heard anything that crazy in my life. you have no idea if you owned an estoril e46 m3 that was taken care of well you would get insane amounts of compliments on 2 things only.. 1) best color i ever seen!!! 2) best m3 ever made(e46) i love AW and interlagos is ok interlagos is like a 6.75 and estoril is a 10... but you have to be the only person that has eyes that has ever uttered such silly thing. i get compliments and looks everyday just on the color alone and people trying to buy it from me for like 30% over KBB weekly. idk what to tell you i guess your just a lost cause. estoril is the best color on the e46 m3 which is the best m3...obviously this is my opinion but it happens to be the opinion of tens thousands of people who have directly said this about estoril e46 m3's... you are entitled to your opinion but believe me you are the ONLY one who actually believes this. congrats
gr8one88 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2011, 07:45 PM   #63
gr8one88
tru blu
 
Drives: 2005 Individual M3 ESTYblau
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wheaton, Il

Posts: 215
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris s View Post
That's BS. I have a friend with an e46 M3 in estoril. It's one of the best looking e46 M3's I've ever seen! The difference between the two are subtle...how can you make a statement like that?
literally i have not seen an m3 or a color that i would want more than my estoril blue e46 m3
gr8one88 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-31-2011, 02:53 PM   #64
Itgb
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2003 M3 Vert
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Diego

Posts: 198
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by gr8one88 View Post
you are entitled to your opinion but believe me you are the ONLY one who actually believes this. congrats
YAY ME!

I'll admit that I've never seen an Estoril E46 M3 in person, but in pictures Estoril makes the E46 M3 look soft to me. Love the color on E36 body style, but not E46.
__________________
2003 BMW M3 Vert AW/CIN | 2010 Audi A4 Avant | 2006 Scion xB | Past: 2005 Volvo S60 2.5T, 1986 MB 190E 2.3-16
Itgb is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-31-2011, 07:24 PM   #65
gr8one88
tru blu
 
Drives: 2005 Individual M3 ESTYblau
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wheaton, Il

Posts: 215
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Itgb View Post
YAY ME!

I'll admit that I've never seen an Estoril E46 M3 in person, but in pictures Estoril makes the E46 M3 look soft to me. Love the color on E36 body style, but not E46.
thats cool its your opinion i just found it hilarious cuz its the opposite of everything i have ever heard
gr8one88 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-31-2011, 07:25 PM   #66
gr8one88
tru blu
 
Drives: 2005 Individual M3 ESTYblau
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wheaton, Il

Posts: 215
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Itgb View Post
To me, the body style dictates the best color. For E36, Estoril is #1. For E46, Estoril does not compliment the design in the same way - I would have to go with Interlagos. And for E9X MCB is beautiful.




you do have the perfect e36 m3 your wheels and ride height with the best color nice job
gr8one88 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
estoril mcb individual

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 04:47 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