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      02-19-2011, 09:39 PM   #23
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Very Nice - Congrats!
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      02-19-2011, 09:55 PM   #24
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Love it! Can't wait to see it post-detail.
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      02-19-2011, 10:04 PM   #25
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so niceeee
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      02-19-2011, 10:11 PM   #26
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Looks great, congrats!
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      02-19-2011, 10:42 PM   #27
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After a four month wait, the first Monte Carlo Blue M3 in the U.S. is finally here.

This is my 3rd M3: a 2005 Silver Gray E46 Coupe (6MT), a 2008 Space Gray E92 (6MT), and now this. Even though I just got out of the 08 M3, I feel like I'm in an entirely new experience. DCT for the first time might explain that. Many thanks go to Jim (GOLFFRR) and Ryan Amico of Steve Thomas BMW. Both were incredibly helpful in making this car happen. I was as surprised as many people here were that they got me approved for MCB, a color that had been denied to every U.S. customer in the past.

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A bunch of people here have PM'ed me asking what the car looks like, so I took a few photos of the car in less than optimal conditions (dirtied and on a cloudy day). Halfway decent photos are coming after I detail the car this week. MCB takes on more appearances in different light sources than any other color I can think of. Dark under the clouds, but light and vibrant under the sun. My last M3 was Space Gray, and you could expect it to look the same no matter the lighting.





OMFG!!! That M and the color is outrageously fucking sick! Congrats bro!
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      02-20-2011, 12:02 AM   #28
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Beautiful man. Simply beautiful. I do have one thought though, it seems to me that MCB and LMB are quite similar no? Better put, can be similar in certain lighting conditions. Below is a link to AMJ's LMB:



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Flipping from this pic to Eclipsis's MCB and vice versa make me think they are somewhat similar. However, I do think that the main difference is that MCB is definitely a lighter blue. I guess the only way to tell for real is to get a LMB and MCB side-by-side. Luckily we will have very soon when Arter and I do our PCD on 3/18!!

Regardless, the MCB is hawt!!!!
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      02-20-2011, 12:09 AM   #29
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When I ordered my car it was going to be MCD/Rust Brown. I decided that I had to have Fox Red which would not mesh well with MCD. Not too mention the double premium of a inner/outer IND.

Monte Carlo is today's Estoril !!!
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      02-20-2011, 12:18 AM   #30
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Looks so good!
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      02-20-2011, 12:42 AM   #31
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This is the 1st MCB M3 on U.S. soil according to BMW. There are several other MCB cars on order, but this is the first into the country.
Correct. There are several MCB M3 Editions and an MCB ZCP in Canada already, but this is the first one in the US.

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      02-20-2011, 01:28 AM   #32
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You know what? The orange reflector looks very good with that color...really the car does not need any mod. This thing looks screams m3 not need to look twice to make sure that's it's not a regular 335I congrats
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      02-20-2011, 02:23 AM   #33
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Gorgeous color!!
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      02-20-2011, 02:28 AM   #34
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      02-20-2011, 04:40 AM   #35
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      02-20-2011, 10:09 AM   #36
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Hmmmmm, I don't know? I guess it's O.K....................lol!!!
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      02-20-2011, 10:42 AM   #37
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      02-20-2011, 10:45 AM   #38
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Looks great E! Can't wait to see the modded pics.
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Great choice. That color is perfect.
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      02-20-2011, 11:52 AM   #41
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is this really the first US montecarlo blue M3??

wow
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'Grats - very nice M3.
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Looks great E! Can't wait to see the modded pics.
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congrats! looks good Eric
Many thanks Ken. Haven't seen you on here in a while!

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You know what? The orange reflector looks very good with that color...really the car does not need any mod. This thing looks screams m3 not need to look twice to make sure that's it's not a regular 335I congrats
The Euro bumper will take care of the reflectors this week.

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I live in LA Let me know if you and Esquire decide to meet up -- I'll join up.
I think I had a senior moment when I looked at your location and thought you weren't in LA. You're welcome to come by anytime and take a look.

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Beautiful man. Simply beautiful. I do have one thought though, it seems to me that MCB and LMB are quite similar no? Better put, can be similar in certain lighting conditions. Below is a link to AMJ's LMB:

Flipping from this pic to Eclipsis's MCB and vice versa make me think they are somewhat similar. However, I do think that the main difference is that MCB is definitely a lighter blue. I guess the only way to tell for real is to get a LMB and MCB side-by-side. Luckily we will have very soon when Arter and I do our PCD on 3/18!!

Regardless, the MCB is hawt!!!!
LMB in person looks nothing like MCB. I see what you're saying, but I'd chalk up the similarity to the lighting of my pictures. When I get the car shot under sunlight, you'll see the difference.

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Amazing Color! How does it compare to Estoril in different lighting? Estoril is by far the best color ever created by BMW IMO. I actually am going back and forth with Ryan from Steve Thomas BMW about getting into a new M3. How much extra does this color run you and can I readily get this option as well?
I've detailed Estoril before, and Estoril is a bit lighter than MCB. They're very very close though overall. You can get this option through dealers that know what they're doing (like Steve Thomas) and it'll cost you $5,000.
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