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      02-19-2011, 07:27 PM   #1
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The First Monte Carlo Blue M3 in the U.S.

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.






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      02-19-2011, 07:31 PM   #2
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      02-19-2011, 07:31 PM   #3
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First off i just want to say Thank you Eric for your business we all at Steve Thomas BMW really appreciate it.

2nd the pictures do not do this color justice the color is insane in person!! def one of the sickest colors you can get!
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      02-19-2011, 07:49 PM   #7
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      02-19-2011, 07:52 PM   #8
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Congrats neighbor. Your car and color are beautiful. Let's get the two newborns together for an individual color meet and greet !

Can't wait to hear the new eisenmann sport exhaust , and see your mods.

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Nicely done, Eclipsis. I'd love to see that car in person someday.
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Looks great. So glad I also picked that that color too.

I know you will make the car shine and can't wait to see the mods you put on it.


I have pagid yellows, Apex wheels, and R comp's coming in preparation for this years track season ( once the snow melts - 8 more inches this weekend, yech).
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Car looks absolutely beautiful, ive heard some people say that this is the closest you can ever get to getting the now discontinued Estoril Blue

Oh, sorry to pop your bubble, but there are already several MCB M3's in the US, a couple of which are on the forum its still one of the most gorgeous colors though
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Car looks absolutely beautiful, ive heard some people say that this is the closest you can ever get to getting the now discontinued Estoril Blue

Oh, sorry to pop your bubble, but there are already several MCB M3's in the US, a couple of which are on the forum its still one of the most gorgeous colors though
Incorrect. This is the first US spec MCB in the states
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Car looks absolutely beautiful, ive heard some people say that this is the closest you can ever get to getting the now discontinued Estoril Blue

Oh, sorry to pop your bubble, but there are already several MCB M3's in the US, a couple of which are on the forum its still one of the most gorgeous colors though
I picked it as I had an Estoril Blue BMW before and I really liked that color

I think they haven't offered this color directly in the US before. Canada has had it as a special edition so it could have been imported that way. I think Eclipsis was the first after BMW Individual NA changed their minds in Oct.
there is a E93 coming to someone in Co. in april too that I know of ( 1 a month .. big production run).
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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?
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Looks great. So glad I also picked that that color too.

I know you will make the car shine and can't wait to see the mods you put on it.


I have pagid yellows, Apex wheels, and R comp's coming in preparation for this years track season ( once the snow melts - 8 more inches this weekend, yech).
You'll freak out when you see it all set up at the PC. They'll have it under lighting that'll make MCB pop.

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Car looks absolutely beautiful, ive heard some people say that this is the closest you can ever get to getting the now discontinued Estoril Blue

Oh, sorry to pop your bubble, but there are already several MCB M3's in the US, a couple of which are on the forum its still one of the most gorgeous colors though
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.

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Nicely done, Eclipsis. I'd love to see that car in person someday.
If you're ever in LA, send me a PM.

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Congrats neighbor. Your car and color are beautiful. Let's get the two newborns together for an individual color meet and greet !

Can't wait to hear the new eisenmann sport exhaust , and see your mods.

MCB FTW !
You've gotta come see it! As soon as I detail mine we've gotta do a shoot, I just bought a Canon 17-40mm just for thjs shoot!

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First off i just want to say Thank you Eric for your business we all at Steve Thomas BMW really appreciate it.

2nd the pictures do not do this color justice the color is insane in person!! def one of the sickest colors you can get!
Thanks again for everything Jimmy.

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