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      03-30-2011, 03:36 PM   #1
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Colour Hierarchy (Individual Edition)

Thread inspired by Color Hierarchy, by Seattle S65B40. Which is the original one with normal M3 colors and can be found here: Color Hierarchy

I pulled these colours from the Sticky Individual Colours thread in the photo gallery. Please let me know if I'm missing any.

These are my rankings for an E92. But to be honest they all look great and my top 11 are almost at a tie.
Pardon my spelling of color or colour in this thread. Im Canadian

1. Monte Carlo Blue
2. Hellrot
3. Azurite Black
4. Black Sapphire Metallic
5. Midnight Blue
6. Carbon Black
7. Laguna Seca Blue
8. Dakar Yellow
9. Imola Red
10. Fire Orange
11. Frozen Black
12. Frozen Grey
13. Technoviolet
14. Titanium Silver
15. Phoenix Yellow
16. Power Green
17. Ruby Black
18. Atlantis Metallic
19. Moonstone
20. Marrakesh Brown
21. Barbera Red


These are other colours that I found could have been available for E9X M3 at various times and various places. I did not rank them because it would take forever and most of them I havent even seen or heard of before. Post with list of colours and colour codes can be found here: Individual Colours

Aventurine Silver
Blue Onyx
Diopside Black
Havanna
Mineral Silver
Sedona Red
Stratus Grey
Deep Sea Blue
Aegean Blue
Avus Blue
Chiaretto Red
Brass
Michigan Blue
Mora
Mystic Blue
Olivin
Orient Blue
Oxford Green
Petrol Mica
Ruby Red
Santorini Blue
Sterling Grey
Sydney Blue
Toledo Blue
Velvet Blue
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Monte Carlo Blue
Dakar Yellow II
Technoviolet (heard conflicting reports of its availability)
Atlantis Blue
Carbon Black
Byzanz
Imola Red
Moonstone
Laguna Seca Blue
Mojave Brown
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Monte Carlo Blue
Dakar Yellow II
Technoviolet (heard conflicting reports of its availability)
Atlantis Blue
Carbon Black
Byzanz
Imola Red
Moonstone
Laguna Seca Blue
Mojave Brown
Looks like a missed a few.......oops.
I knew there were 2 reds!

And what is Byzanz, never heard of it.
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I posted a link in the other thread of an Indianapolis E92. Though, in reading that old thread again, some think it is actually Barbera (I don't).

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Thread inspired by Color Hierarchy, by Seattle S65B40. Which is the original one with normal M3 colors and can be found here: Color Hierarchy

I pulled these colours from the Sticky Individual Colours thread in the photo gallery. Please let me know if I'm missing any.

These are my rankings for an E92. But to be honest they all look great and my top 10 are almost at a tie.
Pardon my spelling of color or colour in this thread. Im Canadian

1. Monte Carlo Blue
2. Hellrot
3. Azurite Black
4. Black Sapphire Metallic
5. Midnight Blue
6. Laguna Seca Blue
7. Dakar Yellow
8. Fire Orange
9. Frozen Black
10. Frozen Grey
11. Titanium Silver
12. Phoenix Yellow
13. Power Green
14. Ruby Black
15. Atlantis Metallic
16. Moonstone
17. Marrakesh Brown
18. Barbera Red
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Im aware its an E92 Forum but you can order some of the older colors now (dakar yellow was an E36 M3 color originally) so I show my old car pic for representation purposes
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Really hard to judge without seeing them all in person!
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You forgot Ruby Red as well.
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Nice. Now this is a lot of colors to rank, but here's my ranking...

Azurite Black
Carbon Black
Midnight Blue
Moonstone
Ruby Black
Laguna Seca Blue
Dakar Yellow
Monte Carlo Blue
Fire Orange
Hellrot
Frozen Black
Frozen Grey
Technoviolet
Phoenix Yellow
Imola Red
Power Green
Atlantis Metallic
Marrakesh Brown
Barbera Red
Black Sapphire Metallic
Titanium Silver

I'm a little biased towards the bluish blacks because I loved Carbon Black so much on my E46. It's really hard to assess so many different colors but thanks for putting this thread together. Now let's see some more Individual pics!!
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You forgot Ruby Red as well.
Oops, there are so many! will add. thanks!
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Nice. Now this is a lot of colors to rank, but here's my ranking...

Azurite Black
Carbon Black
Midnight Blue
Moonstone
Ruby Black
Laguna Seca Blue
Dakar Yellow
Monte Carlo Blue
Fire Orange
Hellrot
Frozen Black
Frozen Grey
Technoviolet
Phoenix Yellow
Imola Red
Power Green
Atlantis Metallic
Marrakesh Brown
Barbera Red
Black Sapphire Metallic
Titanium Silver

I'm a little biased towards the bluish blacks because I loved Carbon Black so much on my E46. It's really hard to assess so many different colors but thanks for putting this thread together. Now let's see some more Individual pics!!
I was just about to comment on why your azurite black and black sapphire metallic was so far apart in your rankings. and good list
I guess if you want pics you can check out that individual color sticky.
If youre looking for pics of the rare ones then lets hope people find this thread and post them here.
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Oops, there are so many! will add. thanks!

I was just about to comment on my your azurite black and black sapphire metallic was so far apart in your rankings. and good list
I guess if you want pics you can check out that individual color sticky.
If youre looking for pics of the rare ones then lets hope people find this thread and post them here.
Yeah - i have always hated Black Sapphire. Not sure why, but it's such a common color on E60 M5s and it doesn't even look that good. boring. would rather have JB than BS.
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I posted a link in the other thread of an Indianapolis E92. Though, in reading that old thread again, some think it is actually Barbera (I don't).
It is barbera red.
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It is barbera red.
Ok. How did you know?
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looks like you have them all by looking at the list in OP. ITs amazing when you write them all down how many colors there really is
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looks like the majority of the colors in the 2nd list could not be found on a E9X M3 example
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Ok. How did you know?
Sorry, mkoesel, I just saw your response.

Initially I thought you were referring to THIS car, which the owner himself acknowledges as being a Barbera Red. That is the car that I was referring to when I said "it is barbera red."


After doing a little more research though, I realized you were referring to the car in THIS thread (or at least I hope so). As to this car, I can't definitively say whether it is or is not barbera red. My guess is that it is.


Here's a picture comparison of the two cars:


First Car - Known to be Barbara Red




Second Car- NOT Known whether Barbera Red or Indianapolis Red





REFERENCE CAR - This Car is known to be Indianapolis Red.





Given that the second pic shares the same shades of purple and fuschia that are also found in the first pic (Barbara Red), and given that those shades aren't found in the third picture (Indianapolis Red)... I think the car is much more likely to be Barbera Red than it is Indianapolis Red. While I don't think anyone (with the exception of the owner) can definitively rule IN Barbera Red for a fact. I'm confident in ruling out Indianapolis Red.


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You mean 1997 sedan.
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Given that the second pic shares the same shades of purple and fuschia that are also found in the first pic (Barbara Red), and given that those shades aren't found in the third picture (Indianapolis Red)... I think the car is much more likely to be Barbera Red than it is Indianapolis Red. While I don't think anyone (with the exception of the owner) can definitively rule IN Barbera Red for a fact. I'm confident in ruling out Indianapolis Red.


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Thanks for the thorough response, esquire. Good discussion. Oh, and yes, I was talking about the older E92, not the new E90 with the owner verifying the color (and the story behind it).

I agree with your analysis of the color. Studying it more now I am more convinced it is indeed Barbera than I originally had been. Still, it would be nice to know for sure. This topic has spilled into a separate thread now, BTW. I think someone is considering trying to order Indianapolis, and wants to see it on an M3. Either way, not sure if BMW will allow it or not. Its sound like "no" according to folks who seem to be in the know. If so, that's too bad as I like the color more than Barbera.
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Thanks for the thorough response, esquire. Good discussion. Oh, and yes, I was talking about the older E92, not the new E90 with the owner verifying the color (and the story behind it).

I agree with your analysis of the color. Studying it more now I am more convinced it is indeed Barbera than I originally had been. Still, it would be nice to know for sure. This topic has spilled into a separate thread now, BTW. I think someone is considering trying to order Indianapolis, and wants to see it on an M3. Either way, not sure if BMW will allow it or not. Its sound like "no" according to folks who seem to be in the know. If so, that's too bad as I like the color more than Barbera.
In my discussions with BMW Individual, they gave me a pretty wide ranging list of color's that I would be able to pick from. Indianapolis Red was not one of them. To be fair though, neither was Barbara Red. Between the two colors, I agree with you, I think Indianapolis Red suits the M3 better. Personaly, I'm a fan of Hellrot though.
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Second Car- NOT Known whether Barbera Red or Indianapolis Red

Definitely that's Barbera Red. I'm looking at pics I took of an Indianapolis Red E92 M3 I saw at a local Cars and Coffee Meet a few weeks ago on my iPhone and it looks way different compared to the Barbera Red. I'm sure I'm in the minority here but of all the reds I still like Melbourne the best... not sure why, but that color really appeals to me.

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Thanks for the thorough response, esquire. Good discussion. Oh, and yes, I was talking about the older E92, not the new E90 with the owner verifying the color (and the story behind it).

I agree with your analysis of the color. Studying it more now I am more convinced it is indeed Barbera than I originally had been. Still, it would be nice to know for sure. This topic has spilled into a separate thread now, BTW. I think someone is considering trying to order Indianapolis, and wants to see it on an M3. Either way, not sure if BMW will allow it or not. Its sound like "no" according to folks who seem to be in the know. If so, that's too bad as I like the color more than Barbera.
If you'd like, PM me your cell number and I'd be happy to text you the pics of the Indianapolis E92 M3 I took from my iPhone a few weeks ago.
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