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      01-03-2008, 02:58 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Why couldn't BMW have used this Red!

It's called Barbera Red. I just saw a picture set of a e92 3-series posted up and the color is great! I think a M3 in this color would be mind-bogglingly awesome. Here is a quick pic but if you want to see more (as you should) go to this thread for it.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100153
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      01-03-2008, 03:28 AM   #2
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Nice color. Not really red though. Burgundy I'd say. Anyway as far as red goes they should simply should have offered a nice, bright, non-metallic "sports car red". But I guess most series M3s have not come with such a typical red so perhaps I should not expect one now.
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      01-03-2008, 04:12 AM   #3
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Your right, it is a burgundy. I just ment if they were going to use a color to fill the 'red' spot, that would of been a great one.
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I have seen this colour on an M6 and it looks terrible. Flat lifeless and would have done nothing for an M3
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      01-03-2008, 07:51 AM   #5
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Anyway as far as red goes they should simply should have offered a nice, bright, non-metallic "sports car red".
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      01-03-2008, 08:04 AM   #6
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My brother-in-law has this color on his 2008 335 convertible. It's definitely a deep burgundy, not really a red. The dealer told me it is one of the worst selling colors for the 3 series.
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I have seen this colour on an M6 and it looks terrible. Flat lifeless and would have done nothing for an M3
That is Indianapolis Red - the signature color for the M6.

But you're right, it always seems dirty with a coating of dust on it.
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Maybe I just wash my cars more often than you guys, but I loved my M6 in Indy Red. It always looked shiny and it was amazing on a sunny day. I'll post some pics when I get home...
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Maybe I just wash my cars more often than you guys, but I loved my M6 in Indy Red. It always looked shiny and it was amazing on a sunny day. I'll post some pics when I get home...
I can't wait. I have to disagree with everyone above as well as I've seen a lowered Indy Red M5 and it looked great in every sense of the word. All the nay sayers must live in a grayer area as its mostly always sunny here.

Are you all really sitting there telling me that the picture in the OP is bad? Honestly?
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That color is fugly. It'd be easy if that was offered because it'd be a no brainer NOT to get it.
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      01-03-2008, 03:40 PM   #11
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Eww, it looks like a really dark maroon color. I think this color suits big body BMWs like the 7 series better.
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      01-03-2008, 06:13 PM   #12
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Have a look at these pictures of my M6 in Indy Red -

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=61242

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=61242

How can anyone say that's ugly!? It's a great colour...
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A neighbor of mine has a new 2007 335 in this color and although the picture above looks ok, in person it looks awful !!!
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Sorry, but that color belongs on rental cars only. If you go to Avis or Hertz and look at their lot you'll see a lot of this maroon color. Bleh.
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Wow, no love for Filthy... I like the color myself, very deep vibrant and metallic as well as unique. That being said I would not buy it myself. Although some "rentals" may have a similar shade it is not the same color.
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I like the look. Very deep.

I second, on not personally ordering it. It would definately turn my head though.
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its is obviously a shade of red
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I would have thought seriously about ordering that colour for my M3, but Jeremy Clarkson's description of it ("..the colour of a vets forearm") would have finally dissuaded me.
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I would have thought seriously about ordering that colour for my M3, but Jeremy Clarkson's description of it ("..the colour of a vets forearm") would have finally dissuaded me.
That made me laugh on the inside. I can definitely see him saying that.
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Filthy... an M5, M6, and then a M3. Such a privileged life.

You lush!
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Have a look at these pictures of my M6 in Indy Red -

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=61242

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=61242

How can anyone say that's ugly!? It's a great colour...
I think it looks *OK* at best, in person, under very sunny and bright conditions (like your photos).

Otherwise it is just dull to me. Maybe I need to age more before I appreciate it.
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Hang on a minute, I'm only 33! Don't make it sound like an old person's colour...
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