BMW 1-Series Forum (F20) 135i - 1Addicts.com > Second Generation 1 Series Forum > 2012 BMW 1-Series Sporthatch (F20) Discussion > Best colour
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-30-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
dreamweaver
Private
United Kingdom
4
Rep
83
Posts

 
Drives: BMW F20 Msport
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lancashire

iTrader: (0)

Best colour

About to place an order for 1 msport, torn between the Estoril blue or Velencia orange.

Did think of white as it's free, but the dirt shows real bad on white. What is the best colour you think looks good.
Appreciate 0
      08-30-2012, 03:13 PM   #2
F30AM
Brigadier General
F30AM's Avatar
United Kingdom
72
Rep
4,238
Posts

 
Drives: F30 330d M Sport sDrive
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: London, UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by dreamweaver View Post
About to place an order for 1 msport, torn between the Estoril blue or Velencia orange.

Did think of white as it's free, but the dirt shows real bad on white. What is the best colour you think looks good.
Estoril Blue without a doubt.
You'll have a hell of a task re-selling an orange car!
Appreciate 0
      08-30-2012, 03:31 PM   #3
Patrick BMW
Second Lieutenant
Patrick BMW's Avatar
United Kingdom
4
Rep
210
Posts

 
Drives: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Cobham, England

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 125i  [4.50]
Well I'd have to say Estoril blue !

I already have two yellow cars!
__________________
Patrick
125i M Sport
Appreciate 0
      08-30-2012, 03:48 PM   #4
ovekvam
Colonel
Norway
30
Rep
2,195
Posts

 
Drives: F20 116i M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bryne, Norway

iTrader: (0)

Definitely Valencia Orange. I see a lot of cars (other brands) coming in that colour now, so it is getting popular.
Appreciate 0
      08-30-2012, 06:40 PM   #5
bimmerjph
Lieutenant Colonel
bimmerjph's Avatar
United_States
29
Rep
1,978
Posts

 
Drives: 2002 BMW 325i
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tennessee

iTrader: (0)

VO
Appreciate 0
      08-30-2012, 11:17 PM   #6
AusF20
Captain
AusF20's Avatar
Australia
17
Rep
797
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 125i M sport
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Brisbane

iTrader: (0)

M cars have had used Estoril blue as a standard for many years, where VO is popular at present.

If you want to play it safe buy white.

It depends on how long you intend to keep the car.


The Estoril blue will still be popular in the future because it is the M colour.

Look at a M Badge and you will see EB as one of the colours (no VO on it)
Appreciate 0
      08-31-2012, 01:07 AM   #7
Honziss
Private
2
Rep
93
Posts

 
Drives: F20 116d + E81 116i
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Czech Republic

iTrader: (0)

Midnight blue on SE or urban version looks good, but must be combined with at least 17" wheels in light color (white or silver).
Appreciate 0
      08-31-2012, 02:27 AM   #8
vladberca
Brigadier General
vladberca's Avatar
Romania
40
Rep
3,798
Posts

 
Drives: '09 jetta tsi 6mt
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Craiova

iTrader: (0)

Estoril Blue will match the M Brakes
Appreciate 0
      08-31-2012, 02:43 AM   #9
will-w
'Captain Slow'
United Kingdom
2
Rep
164
Posts

 
Drives: F20 118d M Sport
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Kent, UK

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I chose Estoril as it caught my eye in the dealership, I was drawn to it the second I spotted it and said to my partner, Emma, I must have it in that colour!

Quote:
Originally Posted by vladberca View Post
Estoril Blue will match the M Brakes
The M brakes are a different shade of blue, it's not an exact match
Appreciate 0
      08-31-2012, 03:07 AM   #10
ovekvam
Colonel
Norway
30
Rep
2,195
Posts

 
Drives: F20 116i M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bryne, Norway

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by vladberca View Post
Estoril Blue will match the M Brakes
The Valencia Orange fits even better with the blue brake calipers (and the blue seems in the interior), being complementary colors.

Estoril Blue used to be my favourite BMW colour, until I saw the 1M in Valencia Orange.
Appreciate 0
      09-02-2012, 06:23 AM   #11
Aroboy
New Member
0
Rep
16
Posts

 
Drives: F20 118D
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Australia

iTrader: (0)

Midnight Blue, mine looks great in the sports line. Resell will be easy too. One thing is make sure you get the Corona rings or you will regret it they finish the car just right. Worth every cent .
Appreciate 0
      09-02-2012, 06:25 PM   #12
eezzee
First Lieutenant
3
Rep
330
Posts

 
Drives: F20
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

EB over VO. Orange works better in sunnier climes.
Appreciate 0
      09-03-2012, 03:19 AM   #13
crisby
Enlisted Member
crisby's Avatar
Germany
1
Rep
31
Posts

 
Drives: F20 118d M Sport
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Berlin, Germany

iTrader: (0)

I like the Estoril Blue from first day and I think it was a good choice in combination with the M sport package.

Valencia Orange is nice colour as well, but I have fear it's "too much" in everyday life. But it's clearly a nice and fresh colour!

My choice to Estoil Blue would be Saphir Black at first.
__________________
True exclusivity cannot be measured.
Appreciate 0
      09-03-2012, 03:49 AM   #14
ovekvam
Colonel
Norway
30
Rep
2,195
Posts

 
Drives: F20 116i M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bryne, Norway

iTrader: (0)

Valencia Orange makes it easier to find the car in parking lots...
Name:  oransje.jpg
Views: 2132
Size:  250.4 KB
Appreciate 0
      09-03-2012, 07:04 AM   #15
AusF20
Captain
AusF20's Avatar
Australia
17
Rep
797
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 125i M sport
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Brisbane

iTrader: (0)

if the VO had 19" M Performance double spoke (406) on it, then it have stood out
Appreciate 0
      05-02-2013, 07:26 AM   #16
creepy coupe
Major General
creepy coupe's Avatar
98
Rep
8,173
Posts

 
Drives: M235i
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: UK

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2009 335i  [0.00]
Silver works for me. Like the way the shadow alloys contrast it.
Appreciate 0
      05-02-2013, 07:45 AM   #17
beejemwee
New Member
0
Rep
7
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 118dA
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Belgium

iTrader: (0)

Whatever color you choose, go for a light color, you will see less scratches

I have a black one, and I am dispapointed in paint quality of the F20. Come not even close to the paint quality of a E46 I've owned.
Appreciate 0
      05-02-2013, 08:08 AM   #18
creepy coupe
Major General
creepy coupe's Avatar
98
Rep
8,173
Posts

 
Drives: M235i
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: UK

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2009 335i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by beejemwee View Post
Whatever color you choose, go for a light color, you will see less scratches

I have a black one, and I am dispapointed in paint quality of the F20. Come not even close to the paint quality of a E46 I've owned.
I've own 4 E92's and the water based paints were dire on all of them. LBM was a nightmare at showing swirl marks.
Appreciate 0
      05-02-2013, 09:04 AM   #19
GregSen
Enlisted Member
GregSen's Avatar
Belgium
2
Rep
39
Posts

 
Drives: 120d
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Brussels

iTrader: (0)

Mineral Grey ftw ! :-)
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:57 PM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST