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      02-19-2013, 09:39 AM   #1
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Confused about wheel color 219M

The photos I see online (Google Image Search) of the 219M wheel all show a dark gray color. I really like this wheel with Silverstone (like MTaqi's car). However, I looked at a Mineral White M3 at my local dealer the other day and the wheel looks like a much brighter silver; more like my 135i M-Sport wheels. If I order an M3 right now, which wheels come on the car, the dark or the light?

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The 219M wheels I like

The 219M wheels on the car at the dealer

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Looks like imgur is over capacity. I added a Flickr link.
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My guess is that it's just lighting for the pics. They are likely the same exact wheel.
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I've seen both in person. There's a space grey M3 in town that has the dark ones. I was taken back by how light the ones on the M3 at the dealership were. The lighting in my photo is pretty poor. That's taken on the shadow side of the car with a bright background.

I'm wondering if the dark wheels are an older version.
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Damn, it looks like they brightened them up. Shit.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=387977
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Well there ya go!
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Damn, it looks like they brightened them up. Shit.

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The darker color is the older version. BMW switched to the light silver color a few years ago. To make things more confusing, my 2013 actually came with 260M in silver. Most people don't notice the difference between the 260M and 219M.
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The darker color is the older version. BMW switched to the light silver color a few years ago. To make things more confusing, my 2013 actually came with 260M in silver. Most people don't notice the difference between the 260M and 219M.
yeap what he said. i think the darker suited the car better.
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The darker color is the older version. BMW switched to the light silver color a few years ago. To make things more confusing, my 2013 actually came with 260M in silver. Most people don't notice the difference between the 260M and 219M.
i do, and I prefer 260M wheels to 219Ms.

But, the graphite color is much better on all M3 colors than the current silver finish
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The darker color is the older version. BMW switched to the light silver color a few years ago. To make things more confusing, my 2013 actually came with 260M in silver. Most people don't notice the difference between the 260M and 219M.
oh snap, just noticed you're offering your 260Ms for sale..
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