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      11-13-2010, 04:56 PM   #1
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Mineral White Metallic vs Alpine White thread

See also: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=431661
and http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...0&postcount=70

The sun was not cooperating, some of these photos are overcast and some are in direct sunlight. Anyone else have photos please add to thread!


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      11-13-2010, 05:12 PM   #2
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WOOT! Go Mineral White!
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      11-13-2010, 07:18 PM   #3
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Which one is which?

Personally I prefer the E93's colour. More glossy
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      11-13-2010, 07:37 PM   #4
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What year is the 335 ? I had the same wheels on a 2008 335ix. The paint on the M3 is more metalic. The mineral is more of a flat white. Both look good.
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      11-13-2010, 07:43 PM   #5
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Where did the front bumper refector covers come from ? You can tell the 335 never had them. Car looks better without them.
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Which one is which?
The M3 is mineral, the 335 is Alpine.

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Where did the front bumper refector covers come from ? You can tell the 335 never had them. Car looks better without them.
ind-distribution.com - 335 has the reflectors within the headlights themselves, kind of an eyeliner look. People delete those too, but I agree that the bumper looks better without reflectors ;-)
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      11-13-2010, 08:25 PM   #7
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amazing. quite a difference between the two. kind of makes the alpine white look plain.
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yea its a lot different in person, the more i see the mineral the more i am starting to prefer it over the alpine.
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wow, mineral for me. I love the metallic tint to mineral white. AW just looks pedestrian to me. Mineral looks like it's also a bit easier to make car appear clean.

But personally, I really dislike AW color itself. To me it's very pedistrian and looks too basic to me, no complexities in the color, same with Jet Black.
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Wow... both are gorgeous rides... I've always loved Alpine over anything but Mineral is looking goooooood....
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the mineral white has a "matte" look to me, while the AW looks more "chalk" white...honestly though, you can't really go wrong with either one (but I'm thinking that mineral will get more attention here because it's newer/rarer).
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I wish I could drive mine up there to then compare Brilliant White with Mineral White and Alpine White!



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I can definitely tell the difference. Mineral is beautiful. I love it!! Great choice.
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the mineral looks fantastic
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Mineral White for me. AW looks great don't get me wrong but white is so common these days so you need to have something more unique. Mineral White is exactly what I would want. It actually looks sort of pearlescent.
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Just stopped by the local dealer to check out mineral white in person. I thought it looked awesome in the pics on here but in person, I didn't really like it.
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Just stopped by the local dealer to check out mineral white in person. I thought it looked awesome in the pics on here but in person, I didn't really like it.
Maybe it's not the color then, maybe it's just my car that looks awesome!
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Definitely MW over AW
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I love the look of the Mineral white in these photos!! but as another stated. I wasnt too fond of it in person.
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Maybe it's not the color then, maybe it's just my car that looks awesome!
Your car does look awesome! I just didn't care for the silver tone it had. I saw it on a 7 series so maybe it would have looked better on an M3. Anyway, congrats on your car!
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