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      04-13-2008, 08:55 AM   #23
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that PS was done by Alpine325ci in the early days of this board Alpine was the one doing all she PS and really getting everyone into the new M3 when there was no hard info only spy pics, his PS jobs here even landed him a job I haven't seen him on the board anymore but do a search and you'll find a thread with lots and lots of colors including PY

Fran give credit to those who deserve it...
Thanks Monsta, I found a thread with his work and all I can say is DAMN.....Alpine325ci is really talented. I think his PShops with M5 wheels and stock mirrors looks a little better than the real thing. If they will really offer individual colors then it's Artic Metalic or Platnum Bronze courtesy of Alpine325ci.
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      04-13-2008, 09:10 AM   #24
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Maybe we can do a group buy, lol.

the hummer dealer over here wanted a discountinued color on the hummer and the factory said if you can get XX number of vehicles we will do it. guess its cheaper to do a bunch of them instead of one, duh.,
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if you read my previous post you will see I state that "Laguna Seca Blue" is not available for the E92 M3 including as a custom "Individual"color .
BMW execs tried and tested previous colors for the E92 M3 and discontinued certain colors that did not fit with the sleeker body style of the E92. Laguna Seca Blue was one of them. While there is demand in North America for this color there is no demand in Europe or Asia to warrant a reintroduction.

Whilst you ask that can you order a "special color" what happens in Germany is that your order is flagged up indicating it is not a country specific model.
Your countries distributor is notified who in turn notifies your dealer that the order cannot be commenced as it is not specification for that country.

Specially built "Individual" packaged models such as the Neiman Marcus M6 will still continue to be available but handbuilt special customer models will not be available for North America.
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      04-13-2008, 05:36 PM   #26
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Im really sorry for not naming the creator of the Photoshoped M3. I didnt even think of that... But great job who ever did it. Im really going to go through with this Im willing to spend some $ to get that combo. I have always been i love with laguna seca blue. Having a car like that really stands out and thats what im looking for individuality... which i have none owning a white 335i
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If it causes too much trouble i will just buy it any color and then ordering the paint and have it painted here... thats how determined i am of having it in this color.
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Scott, Then, why did Larry Koch say you would be able to, but the price would not be "friendly" ?
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im just saying that because a lot of guys here are saying it couldn't be done...
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If it causes too much trouble i will just buy it any color and then ordering the paint and have it painted here... thats how determined i am of having it in this color.
Earl Schieb? Then it would be twice as ugly.
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      04-13-2008, 06:12 PM   #31
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wow white interior would be hard to keep up with.
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if you read my previous post you will see I state that "Laguna Seca Blue" is not available for the E92 M3 including as a custom "Individual"color .
BMW execs tried and tested previous colors for the E92 M3 and discontinued certain colors that did not fit with the sleeker body style of the E92. Laguna Seca Blue was one of them. While there is demand in North America for this color there is no demand in Europe or Asia to warrant a reintroduction.

Whilst you ask that can you order a "special color" what happens in Germany is that your order is flagged up indicating it is not a country specific model.
Your countries distributor is notified who in turn notifies your dealer that the order cannot be commenced as it is not specification for that country.

Specially built "Individual" packaged models such as the Neiman Marcus M6 will still continue to be available but handbuilt special customer models will not be available for North America.
Scott, by the way you wrote your post, I assume you work for BMW or otherwise have inside knowledge of the company. Your comments conflict with the statement made by Larry Koch, the BMW NA M brand manager who I just talked to regarding this subject on April 10th. He said, after talking to folks at BMW AG, that LS Blue could be ordered through a "priority one" order. He seemed confident in his answer in fact he stated he had already calculated the manufacturers cost of such an order.

If you do work for BMW, perhaps you could contact Larry so that we can get the answer on this for those that are interested in doing this type of order.

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How much $$$ for the priority one order??? I want that color too.
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      05-11-2008, 11:55 AM   #34
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don't bother.......... I wen't through a 1 month quest to get lsb & at the end, all I got was a no
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      05-11-2008, 12:14 PM   #35
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Still no step-by-step guide for how to get a custom color, be it LSB or any other.

I honestly think that the first step in such a guide would be:

Step 1: Know exactly the right people at BMW USA, and be prepared to bribe them.
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      05-11-2008, 12:22 PM   #36
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In some other post they said that the company that made LSB paint went out of business. But since that company owned the name "Laguna Seca Blue", BMW could never offer this color again. They probably could mix up a batch to look just like this but could not offer it with the same name.

If the OP does succeed in getting this then please do us all a favor and post here what you did to get it.
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      05-11-2008, 02:53 PM   #37
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Whooooo! That's what I'm talking about. For a $70k car, you should be able to get whatever color you want. I think that all of the colors offered now are dull.
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      05-11-2008, 06:28 PM   #38
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My wife owns an Laguna Seca Blue M3, but it`s an E46 (2005). When i ordered my E90 M3, i asked the dealer if i could`t order the E90 M3 in Seca Blue and i was told it was possible. So why can`t you guys from the states order a custom color?.

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You can have anything you want for the right price...
you cannot have a USA ordered e92 M3 with a factory installed custom paint color.
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you cannot have a USA ordered e92 M3 with a factory installed custom paint color.
As note above, Larry Kock of BMW NA claims that you can. However I agree that you are correct to the extent that no one has yet successfully placed such an order, no can anyone produce instructions on how to do so.

As I hint above, I think maybe its just that no one has yet offered up enough money to the right person.
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I know I'm repeating myself but, in the USA, you can't get that color. I spoke with dozens of people with bmw NA over quite some time. It's just not possible at this time.

YOU CAN GET LSB IN THE US IF.......
you purchase the car in Canada but, you'll pay more for the car & options, get a 2 yr warranty, pay additional for the individual package, double taxed & pay an additional fee to make it ok with the US DOT.
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I know I'm repeating myself but, in the USA, you can't get that color. I spoke with dozens of people with bmw NA over quite some time. It's just not possible at this time.

YOU CAN GET LSB IN THE US IF.......
you purchase the car in Canada but, you'll pay more for the car & options, get a 2 yr warranty, pay additional for the individual package, double taxed & pay an additional fee to make it ok with the US DOT.
I'll believe it when I see it. Somebody please get one, in US or not, so we can get a definitive answer!
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man...this is not LSB, this picture is of Atlantic Blue, isn't it?
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