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      03-18-2008, 12:42 PM   #1
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Sparkling Graphite M3: The Most Rare Color?

Has anyone in the US taken delivery on a Sparkling Graphite E92 M3? Of all the members who have taken delivery, and all the members who have posted pictures of the cars at their local dealerships, I have yet to see a Sparkling Graphite. Anyone?
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      03-18-2008, 12:45 PM   #2
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what's with syrians and M3's man! apparently they got a good taste in cars

i havent seen one... that color doesnt excite me too much, looks like eggplant
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This should give you an idea:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125591

Personally I think it sucks. I have SG on a 330xi sedan and it is horribly non-descript. Wouldn't have bought it myself but the wife liked it - and compromise is an important factor in a long & happy marriage!
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what's with syrians and M3's man! apparently they got a good taste in cars

i havent seen one... that color doesnt excite me too much, looks like eggplant
bet your ass we do lol but yeah i havent seen many its a nice color but white, JZB and Int blue are the most popular around here.
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Yeah, I'm pretty new here, but I've noticed that too. Relative to within Syria, cars are much more affordable here in the United States. It's gone down, but the taxes on a new vehicle there were astronomical (my cousin told me $220-250k for the M6). So when there is the opportunity to buy here in the US, it's easier to justify.

Eggplant? I presume because of the slight purple hue at certain angles? I find that more noticeable in pictures than in real life though.
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stealership in Valencia has one... although it had the sunroof option as opposed to the CF. 18 in wheels as well... sorry for the crappy phone camera pic
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Awesome. Thanks for the picture. I just saw a Sparkling Graphite 335i pass by and thought it looked great. I am thinking either this color or Interlagos Blue.
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I'll be o ne of the few when my mil sales takes place sometimes this summer. Am looking at S.Graphite 1st choice OR space gray as a 2nd choice...everyone has space gray however it does look nice....but sort of light..and I do already have a silver coupe also. Hmm decisions...decisions! LOL
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I should be picking up my NON ZTP sparkling graphite on regular fox red M3 on 3/29. I do NOT see eggplant in this color in person.

Personally while I think the concept of a cabon fiber roof is cool it is a bit BLING for me and i think graphite color hides it best.

I will have pics and a write up on driving this car after it arrives,

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i have mine on order sparkling graphite baby! may 19 production date.....yupp its a rare color! i happy i got that over alpine white... i cant wait to go to a meet and see a parking lot of all white M3's and be one of the few with a diffrent color....
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I currently have a Steel Grey E46 and am debating the two SG's in E92. Sparkling Graphite and Space Grey. Decisions.
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Samifumi, if you are near the DFW area. There is a Sparkling Graphite e92 M3 at Classic BMW in Ft. Worth. Personally, I liked the color. I first saw it on the M3 on a rainy day and it looked sleek. However, I saw a sparkling graphite on a 335i in the bright sun and it looked purplish-brown.

I've been interested in Jerez since the beginning, but when I saw a Space Gray in person it completely turned me. I suggest trying to find a space gray at a dealership to see how you like it.
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I went with Sparkling Graphite, black Novillo, and Carbon inlay. It looks great with the 19" wheels and the back windows shaded. Very subdued. The Sparkling Graphite shows the bulges and sharp angles in the sheetmetal, and almost hides the CF roof altogether until you get up close. Everyone in Munich knows exactly what it is. The hood gives it away coming...the four pipes and the eight cylinder burble going.

Eggplant? You wearing colored sunglasses there Mantis?

Goto YouTube and search M3 RS4 AMG Top Gear. The car they test is Sparkling Graphite.


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I went with Sparkling Graphite, black Novillo, and Carbon inlay. It looks great with the 19" wheels and the back windows shaded. Very subdued. The Sparkling Graphite shows the bulges and sharp angles in the sheetmetal, and almost hides the CF roof altogether until you get up close. Everyone in Munich knows exactly what it is. The hood gives it away coming...the four pipes and the eight cylinder burble going.

Eggplant? You wearing colored sunglasses there Mantis?

Goto YouTube and search M3 RS4 AMG Top Gear. The car they test is Sparkling Graphite.
The M3 is space grey in that test,not Sparkling Graphite.
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Samifumi, if you are near the DFW area. There is a Sparkling Graphite e92 M3 at Classic BMW in Ft. Worth. Personally, I liked the color. I first saw it on the M3 on a rainy day and it looked sleek. However, I saw a sparkling graphite on a 335i in the bright sun and it looked purplish-brown.

I've been interested in Jerez since the beginning, but when I saw a Space Gray in person it completely turned me. I suggest trying to find a space gray at a dealership to see how you like it.
When did Classic move to Fort Worth? The way I remember it back in my DFW days (not long ago), SMU kids had the BMWs from Classic (Dallas) with the Texas flag on the back (I always loved that) and TCU kids had BMWs from Autobahn or Mortiz. John Roberts was mixed in here and there. Is Autobahn no more?

Thanks for the heads up. If I get up to DFW in the next few weeks, I'll swing by.

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My buddy has a 335 in Sparkling Graphite and it definitely has a pronounced purple hue in sunlight. When it's overcast, the color just looks flat...not much depth.
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My buddy has a 335 in Sparkling Graphite and it definitely has a pronounced purple hue in sunlight. When it's overcast, the color just looks flat...not much depth.
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I've had this color for 2 years now and this is true - no need for colored sunglasses to see this
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I went with Sparkling Graphite, black Novillo, and Carbon inlay. It looks great with the 19" wheels and the back windows shaded. Very subdued. The Sparkling Graphite shows the bulges and sharp angles in the sheetmetal, and almost hides the CF roof altogether until you get up close. Everyone in Munich knows exactly what it is. The hood gives it away coming...the four pipes and the eight cylinder burble going.

Eggplant? You wearing colored sunglasses there Mantis?

Goto YouTube and search M3 RS4 AMG Top Gear. The car they test is Sparkling Graphite.
Its Space Grey brotha
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Awesome. Thanks for the picture. I just saw a Sparkling Graphite 335i pass by and thought it looked great. I am thinking either this color or Interlagos Blue.
interlagos if you ask me
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SGraph is great for the new "M"......

It would be my 1st choice since BSM is not available.....
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As it happens, I saw a Sparkling Graphite today and it looked great. First time in that colour and have only seen JB and MR before. Waiting to see an AW. I love SR on the new 1er coupe, too.
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I have Spk Grph on my e90 325i, I'd try something new that only is available on M3s.
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