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      03-30-2013, 06:23 AM   #1
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Estoril Blue vs. Alpine White

Hey Guys.

I'm planning on picking up a new 116i and i'm thinking about the color for quite a while.

As I'll go for the M-Package, i have to decide between Alpine White and Estoril Blue. For the moment i guess I'd go for Estoril, but the problem is that I never saw it in real, only on pictures.
I'm afraid that I won't like it in a few months.

How do you think? Any suggestions?

Thank you and greetings from cold Bavaria.
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      03-30-2013, 06:32 AM   #2
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As I'll go for the M-Package, i have to decide between Alpine White and Estoril Blue. For the moment i guess I'd go for Estoril, but the problem is that I never saw it in real, only on pictures.
I'm afraid that I won't like it in a few months.

How do you think? Any suggestions?
I vote for Valencia Orange!
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      03-30-2013, 06:36 AM   #3
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      03-30-2013, 06:38 AM   #4
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Oh yeah I saw VO on your's already and its really awesome to look at, but somehow I think it just doesn't grow on me on the F20.
I don't know why. IMO it looked better on the 1er M
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      03-30-2013, 07:09 AM   #5
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I love the Estoril Blue, it is awesome on the M Sport
I am bias of course.
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If you enjoy cleaning your car go for a white one. White has been in vogue for a while now, I see loads in London but it doesn't always look right. There's a new 3er round my way that is always filthy and has a bit of an austerity spec going on, the white paint just screams "I was the cheapest colour".

I don't see many EB Beemers at all here, but going by the forums it's by far the most popular colour on an M Sport which would put me off personally.

So neither. Happy to help!
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Thanks for your opinions at first!

She is absolutely stunning AusF20!! And because of pictures like yours, I think I'll go for EB. How long do you have her now?

@elstoof: You're right. Here at my place I see tons of white Beemers and most of them look terrible with dirt on them, like you said, but never saw one EB. Thats why I think it would be the right choice to go for it.
Which color would be your choice then?
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I've gone for Mineral Grey on my 125i and I quite like the relatively inconspicuous, and debadged look - most importantly it's one that both me and the wife liked. We're not spoiled on M Sport colourways, my last car was blue so EB was out. Silver looks like a rental car, black is black.. Would've had orange were it up to me alone but then I get a bit kinky for orange and it would have matched my Wilier carbon racing bike beautifully.
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It'll be like a wolf in sheepskin with the Mineral Grey and debadged. If you would've had VO you wouldn't have that inconspicuous I guess. And I'm sharing your opinion with silver and black, they're just boring.

My E46 is Bright-Red, so I want to go to something more like EB or AW.
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Ah, go for the blue. It's not as common in real life as the forums would suggest and it does look sweet.
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Yeah I will!

Many thanks for your help.

Are their any special must-have options to order?
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Xenon head lights for sure are a must have
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Xenon head lights for sure are a must have
Yeah that's what I was thinking!
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Yeah I will!

Many thanks for your help.

Are their any special must-have options to order?
My previous car was 118d blue so I went for the Alpine White.
For the option, auto-box is very nice.
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Hi.

Thank's for your suggestion. The auto-box is nothing for me, because we have an X3 with the auto, so i want one manual

Do you have the M-Package?
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Yes I do.
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Nice. Do you have some pictures?
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Hey Guys.

I'm planning on picking up a new 116i and i'm thinking about the color for quite a while.

As I'll go for the M-Package, i have to decide between Alpine White and Estoril Blue. For the moment i guess I'd go for Estoril, but the problem is that I never saw it in real, only on pictures.
I'm afraid that I won't like it in a few months.

How do you think? Any suggestions?

Thank you and greetings from cold Bavaria.
Have you checked out Mineral White? It looks very nice, much better than Alpine White IMHO.
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M Sport already comes with a decent enough parts list, those seats are good enough for me not to want leather and climate control means no need for comfort pack. All I took was xenons, electric seats and pro nav basically. HK would be nice but if I'm in the car I prefer to enjoy the drive than the tunes - if I want good music I've got my Grado headphones at home where I can really listen to all the nuances.
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White one.

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...php?t=18385373
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Chewed at that question for days

Ordered a 135i and the 2 most difficult questions were undoubtedly
  • Manual vs. Sport Auto
  • Alpine White/red or Estoril Blue/black
In the end I went for the latter in both cases. Car was delivered Tuesday....totally pleased with the colour....it really stands out in a crowd and the 8 speed is a dream, nothing like the sluggish, slushy ATs of the past. Put your foot down to overtake and there's 2 downshifts in a heartbeat. Even in comfort mode its great.
Now 3 days into a holiday trip and EB still looks good even with a light coating of road grime....never happens with White. Also, there're thousands of grubby white cars on the road but only a few M-Sport BMWs in EB.
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Nice. Do you have some pictures?
That would be mine here : http://f20.1addicts.com/forums/showp...&postcount=113
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