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      10-08-2010, 10:58 PM   #1
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Mineral white with zcp or alpine zcp?

Which contrast with the competition wheels would look best in your opinions.. Mineral white or alpine?

And if you have pics of these, please post..thnx
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      10-09-2010, 06:47 AM   #2
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MW because theres too many AW
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      10-09-2010, 08:30 PM   #3
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i can't stand pearl personally so AW FTW
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      10-10-2010, 01:49 AM   #4
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mw. never been fan of aw in real life.
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      10-10-2010, 01:27 PM   #5
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so far 2 for MW(including me) and 2for AW
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      10-10-2010, 02:35 PM   #6
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Mineral White looks luxurious while Alpine White looks sporty. I'd keep that in mind as they both look good with ZCP wheels. AW also looks more pure while MW has a slight off-white color.
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      10-10-2010, 05:26 PM   #8
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I am trying to decide between these 2 colors as well. Can anyone post pictures of AW / MW side by side?
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MW because theres too many AW
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My vote is for MW!
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      10-13-2010, 10:18 AM   #10
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AW...MW is for the 7-series.

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Mineral White looks luxurious while Alpine White looks sporty. I'd keep that in mind as they both look good with ZCP wheels. AW also looks more pure while MW has a slight off-white color.
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AW...MW is for the 7-series.
wrong, their are atleast 3 e92 owner's on m3post with mw.
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      10-13-2010, 06:21 PM   #12
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wrong, their are atleast 3 e92 owner's on m3post with mw.
I think he meant MW looks better on a 7 series because it looks more luxurious than sporty.
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      10-13-2010, 06:52 PM   #13
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i just bought a MW. So, from afar, they look the same. only when up close can you really tell the difference. Reason for going with MW, too many AW.
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Alpine for me , i think it shows the lines of the car better
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      12-11-2010, 03:24 AM   #15
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I've seen both and from what I can tell, Mineral white sort of neuters the sporty looks of the M3 as a matter of fact when MW first became an option for the 7 series if you wanted the sports package you had to get it in AW, it simply was impossible to get sports package in MW. A lot of people who are fans of the color have never seen them side by side and are thinking it's close to the brilliant white, but MW is a darker dingy white .. I have sern both and I chose AW when placing my order.

Ask yourself this.. Are you more into the car for its Luxury or Sporty looks? For me it's about the aggressive sporty lines and curves of the M3 and for me going with Mineral White would have neutered it's sportyness into a dingy Lexus IS like sporty car.

Like many of you here I soooooo wish BMW made Brilliant White a standard option, but TRUST me you are GREATLY MISTAKEN if you think Mineral white is a close alternative... iT IS NOT

Also there's a reason why most sports cars are NOT painted with metallic paint.. (Ferrari, Lambo, etc.) because it's harder to control and accentuate the lighting angles when metallic elements are added.

Can you see BMW making the 1M in grayish mineral white? No = total fail

Sure at the end it all boils down to personal taste, but I'm almost sure Anyone here who studies art and colors will tell you that putting carbon fiber, mat or gloss black components on grayish pearl like luxury paint is a total fail.. (ask John Sibal)..


The mineral white is not an M paint..

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We just delivered 2 MW M3 and a aw M3 yesterday to forum members and seeing the mw n person really won me over, It looks great in person
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      12-11-2010, 10:17 AM   #17
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      12-11-2010, 10:28 AM   #18
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its hard to see but MW LMB AW all ZCP this pic was taken a while ago before i got a better camera phone sorry
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      12-11-2010, 10:30 AM   #19
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My exact point can even be seen in the pictures above.. For some reason the AW looks bigger and more muscular and the MW looks smaller ..
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      12-11-2010, 10:39 AM   #20
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^^you can really see the difference in person just bad camera phone pic i prob shouldn't have even posted it! lol We have a couple more MW coming in on the next boat in a couple weeks, ill take some better pics
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Everyone and their mother has Alpine White. I was dead set on ordering it, but I just can't, because EVERYONE has it. Especially in SoCal
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      12-11-2010, 11:04 AM   #22
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A good thing is just that .. a good thing. Ferrari owners don't say there's just too many Red or Yellow Ferrari out there so lets custom order a metallic..

The only other worthy White M3 is the Brilliant.. I wish BMW went with Brilliant instead of Mineral, as it is very grayish and dulls the sportiness of the car. If you have an AW and want to have the MW look, just don't wash the car and keep it dusty.
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