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      08-30-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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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.
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      08-30-2012, 03:13 PM   #2
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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!
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      08-30-2012, 03:31 PM   #3
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Well I'd have to say Estoril blue !

I already have two yellow cars!
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      08-30-2012, 03:48 PM   #4
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Definitely Valencia Orange. I see a lot of cars (other brands) coming in that colour now, so it is getting popular.
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      08-30-2012, 06:40 PM   #5
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      08-30-2012, 11:17 PM   #6
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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)
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      08-31-2012, 01:07 AM   #7
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Midnight blue on SE or urban version looks good, but must be combined with at least 17" wheels in light color (white or silver).
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      08-31-2012, 02:27 AM   #8
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Estoril Blue will match the M Brakes
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      08-31-2012, 02:43 AM   #9
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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!

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Estoril Blue will match the M Brakes
The M brakes are a different shade of blue, it's not an exact match
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      08-31-2012, 03:07 AM   #10
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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.
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      09-02-2012, 06:23 AM   #11
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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 .
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      09-02-2012, 06:25 PM   #12
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EB over VO. Orange works better in sunnier climes.
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      09-03-2012, 03:19 AM   #13
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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.
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      09-03-2012, 03:49 AM   #14
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Valencia Orange makes it easier to find the car in parking lots...
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      09-03-2012, 07:04 AM   #15
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if the VO had 19" M Performance double spoke (406) on it, then it have stood out
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Silver works for me. Like the way the shadow alloys contrast it.
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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.
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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.
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Mineral Grey ftw ! :-)
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