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      09-28-2012, 02:50 AM   #1
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Alpine vs mineral white

Hi guys, just about to order my first M3, should I go for Alpine or Mineral white. My brother has Alpine but I have never seen mw in the flesh. What is the difference. Cheers
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      09-28-2012, 02:58 AM   #2
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Hi guys, just about to order my first M3, should I go for Alpine or Mineral white. My brother has Alpine but I have never seen mw in the flesh. What is the difference. Cheers
Do a search... Plenty of threats with good details and pics for both.
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      09-28-2012, 06:23 AM   #3
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Do a search... Plenty of threats with good details and pics for both.
I r scared.
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      09-28-2012, 08:09 AM   #4
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go mineral. looks really hot under the sun. it has pearl in the paint.
sweeet.
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      09-28-2012, 08:27 AM   #5
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^^^ I have the mineral white and absolutely LOVE it
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      09-28-2012, 08:33 AM   #6
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Can't stand mineral white...makes the car looks like a Lexus...or a 2004 Cadillac Deville.

Alpine white is much more aggressive
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      09-28-2012, 08:36 AM   #7
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Would have gone with mineral if it were an option when I bought mine
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      09-28-2012, 08:53 AM   #8
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OP you have to go with Mineral..

its really nice in person.
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I went with AW in fear that if I got MW, touching it up would be a hassle.
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      09-28-2012, 09:28 AM   #10
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Vote is for AW
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      09-28-2012, 09:39 AM   #11
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      09-28-2012, 09:48 AM   #12
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Please, no more Alpine White!!!!

BTW Mineral White looks amazing!
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      09-28-2012, 09:54 AM   #13
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talk is cheap, here are pics

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=421323
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...7&postcount=74
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      09-28-2012, 09:57 AM   #14
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And here are comparison pics: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=454122

Having seen both in person, I would say Alpine definitely looks sportier just because it's "louder", but it's also more monotone. It kind of looks like White-Out, and also like pretty much every other boring white Accord-style car out there. Mineral definitely has more depth and looks like a more expensive paint job (it is, by $550! ) but it definitely prioritizes the classy, luxury side of the M3 rather than the raw, aggressive side. I wouldn't say it goes so far as to make it look like a Lexus as an above poster mentioned, but I can see where that comment comes from. Now, if you were to go MW with a Fox Red interior....
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      09-28-2012, 10:56 AM   #15
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I went with AW in fear that if I got MW, touching it up would be a hassle.
This is very true. My dad has an E92 335is in MW (agreed it's a great colour in the sun) that has a small scratch in the rear bumper. When we tried to touch it up it didn't look good at all.
On the other hand AW is very easy to touch up.

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      09-28-2012, 11:20 AM   #16
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Neither! Too many white m3s.
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      09-28-2012, 08:08 PM   #18
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Both looks good But I got MW lol
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      09-28-2012, 08:09 PM   #19
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Can't stand mineral white...makes the car looks like a Lexus...or a 2004 Cadillac Deville.

Alpine white is much more aggressive
+1. Mineral white = luxury, Alpine white = sport.
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      09-29-2012, 01:37 AM   #20
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Thanks for all your replies. MW is winning right now but still not 100%. Meeting dealer on Monday to place order and I will let you know.
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      09-29-2012, 01:55 AM   #21
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GO MW if you want a pearl look which IMO looks better.

AW if you want pure white
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      09-29-2012, 02:02 AM   #22
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