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      04-18-2012, 02:20 PM   #1
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Chances for Imola Red on MY 2013 E92??

I was just wondering if anyone has heard anything about this. I know the UK got the special edition M3s that come in either Min White, San Blue, or Imola, but 2 out of 3 are already avaialble to us. MW being an option and SB by special $$$ order so they really are not all that special of colors anymore. Why not give us Imola..

I'd love it if BMW offered Imola on the last year of the E92. Actually it's the only thing that would make my buy new. I'm not sure spending 5K for Individual Imola (which I'm sure we can) is worth it..


Any rumors in relation to this?
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      04-18-2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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I doubt any new factory colors will be added for the final model year. As for special editions, maybe, but your best shot would probably be going through Individual. That might even be cheaper than a special edition, not to mention give you more flexibility with options (a lot of specials lock you into certain things, like DCT).
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I miss my Imola Red E46. That was one of the best M Colors ever IMO. It was just more deep and rich compared to the Melbourne and other reds available now.
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Get hellrot. Best red imo.
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MW being an option and SB by special $$$ order so they really are not all that special of colors anymore. Why not give us Imola..
How is Santorini Blue any more available as a special order (which means Individual any way you slice it, BTW) than Imola is?

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I'd love it if BMW offered Imola on the last year of the E92. Actually it's the only thing that would make my buy new. I'm not sure spending 5K for Individual Imola (which I'm sure we can) is worth it..
You're probably going to have to go Individual. There is a chance - a pretty decent one actually - for an interesting Individual package (like the E93 M3 has already) or a special edition car for the final E92 M3 model year. But even if it happens, it is unlikely to be the red, white, and blue theme like the UK cars you speak of.
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How is Santorini Blue any more available as a special order (which means Individual any way you slice it, BTW) than Imola is?
Not sure what you are tyring to say here. Was referencing the fact that both the blue and white are available to us in states in some form. Imola was NOT availalbe to anyone until recently. I'd just assume we can get Imola as an individual color now....at least I hope.

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Get hellrot. Best red imo.
Looked at Hellrot, but its just too bright IMO. From what I've seen its not very rich and lacks some luster. Basically it looks a bit plain to me...NICE..but plain.
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Looked at Hellrot, but its just too bright IMO. From what I've seen its not very rich and lacks some luster. Basically it looks a bit plain to me...NICE..but plain.
Agreed. It's just too "red". Imola is deep and rich. It's eye-catching without being too aggressive or obnoxious. Here's a picture of my old E46.

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Get hellrot. Best red imo.
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Agreed. It's just too "red". Imola is deep and rich. It's eye-catching without being too aggressive or obnoxious. Here's a picture of my old E46.

Nice

I think it depends on the picture as well. I need to see it in person, but I doubt that will happen. It looks nice in this pic..


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Yea looking at these the light def matters. Hellrot looks really nice in darker setting, but in the day time it the day light its seems to loose some polish.



Not to rag on the member who owns this one, but I'm not a fan of the orange look in the daylight.. I'd take it, but wouldnt be my first choice


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      04-18-2012, 05:28 PM   #12
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I wish there was some sort of deep maroon option for the M3.
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Yea looking at these the light def matters. Hellrot looks really nice in darker setting, but in the day time it the day light its seems to loose some polish.



Not to rag on the member who owns this one, but I'm not a fan of the orange look in the daylight.. I'd take it, but wouldnt be my first choice


I'm a fan of the orange. Imola has always been a favorite of mine.
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i had an imola Z4M...gorgeous color. melbourne is nice also, but i wish it wasn't metallic.
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Its funny how bright light really changes some colors. Imola looks good no matter what the lighting. I've found with my sparkling gray E90 it looks purplish or eggplant in bright sun. Jerez Black obviously changes as well which is why I still prefer the jet black color if I had to choose between the two.

In the end it's all personal taste. Go with what makes you happy.
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Not sure what you are tyring to say here.
I was replying to your statement:

"MW being an option and SB by special $$$ order so they really are not all that special of colors anymore. Why not give us Imola.."

I.e. I assume SB means Santorini Blue.

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Was referencing the fact that both the blue and white are available to us in states in some form.
I don't really see where you referred to the blue hue in general, but maybe I missed it.

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Imola was NOT availalbe to anyone until recently. I'd just assume we can get Imola as an individual color now....at least I hope.
I really have to believe you can. It is a standard color on the 6 Series GC now too.
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^^^ Just saw the GC Imola. That means people should be able to do Individual Imola now! I don't think it was offered before recently.

Man...now I'm gonna wanna order brand new My initial plan was to find a 2011.5
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IMO, Imola looks like Ferrari's red. Love it.
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Everybody who has previously tried to get Imola on an E9x was shot down, I thought because 1) it wasn't being offered elsewhere in the BMW color portfolio, and/or 2) they hadn't reformulated it to be water based (I think?). Now that it is being offered again as a production color the chances could be better. It is my favorite M color of all and would look great on an E92.
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Now that it is being offered again as a production color the chances could be better.
Yep. And even if not through a custom Individual order, then we will definitely see them soon. As the OP points out there is the special edition coming for the UK:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655822

So as soon as a forum member picks one of these up in Red, we should be getting pics here.
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I cant wait to see Imola on the E92 . If it looks as good as I think it will I just may have to go new and keep it for years.

Have a feeling an Imola, MT, 2013 E92 M3 ZCP coupe with CF roof will hold its value pretty well among M enthusiast
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