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      02-02-2010, 09:59 AM   #1
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Colour Choice

I'm getting ready to order a new e91, by hook or by crook I WILL have an M-Sport this time.

Just picking which colour to have, and bearing in mind I have Sparkling Graphite, I'm a bit stuck which to go for.

That's not the point of the post (unless anyone wants to help!).

The point was, there's not exactly a thrilling choice of colours. White, Silver, Dark Silver, Blue Silver, Blue, Black.

If I want to stump up 1,300 there are a few more choices of Silver or Black.


So. IF you knew BETTER than BMW, what single colour would you add to their line up? Green? Orange?


P.S. Even though I had Sparkling Graphite last time, I'm going for Space Grey (well, for now, I keep changing my mind) this time. Can't make my mind up if Bluewater suits the E91...
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Bluewater is lovely on an e92, but really don't know if it would work on an e91
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      02-02-2010, 11:02 AM   #6
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My old mans e91 is Tiag and it looks great (but I am a bit Tiag biased)
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Alpine White, looks great on an M-Sport and quite classy. I'm not a huge fan of bluewater as I think it's a bit feminine ever since MB did the SLK in a similar colour.
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As a SG e91 driver, I would say Space Grey. Although Alpine White looks ace on higher spec models if you can be arsed keeping it clean
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le mans blue or space grey mate!
Ayup mate. What you doing on here?

White's a no no - depreciates too much. Apparently.

TiAg - I would always have gone for that, but on the LCI is looks like they just forgot to paint it. Is it lighter on the LCI?

I keep thinking Space Grey, but worried it's "the same" as sparkling graphite.

Plus, both are basically silver. Still a lot of silver about.

Derby have a Le Mans E91 (pre LCI), looks lovely, although it is spotlessly clean.

Keep switching between Grey or Le Mans. Currently settled on Le Mans.
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Bluewater is lovely on an e92, but really don't know if it would work on an e91
I can't find pics on an M Sport E91. Someone else said it was a bit girly - I know what they mean, but it works on a macho E92/3 but not on a E91. I did see an E90 in it this morning and thought "WOW".

I'm a bit worried Le Mans is it little old fashioned, and if I pick grey, I'll spend the next x years saying "No, it is in fact a different colour". I think space grey looks the best, though.

Mrs isn't keen on LeMans, either.
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White for me. Not keen at all on le mans then again I would love any colour given the chance of owning a spanking new e91. Well done dude
Does some tuner not have a White 1 on here?
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Space grey an option on Msport E91's?
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Space grey an option on Msport E91's?
On all the E9* i think
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I can't find pics on an M Sport E91. Someone else said it was a bit girly - I know what they mean, but it works on a macho E92/3 but not on a E91. I did see an E90 in it this morning and thought "WOW".

I'm a bit worried Le Mans is it little old fashioned, and if I pick grey, I'll spend the next x years saying "No, it is in fact a different colour". I think space grey looks the best, though.

Mrs isn't keen on LeMans, either.
The Bluewater is a strange colour sometimes it looks great other times it just looks dull washed out.

The best time is just when the sun is going down.

A few of the colours like Bluewater, Lemans & Spark Graph look very dull unless they are clean and polished/waxed.

My choice for the OP question would be Space Grey or Tiag.
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I can't find pics on an M Sport E91. Someone else said it was a bit girly - I know what they mean, but it works on a macho E92/3 but not on a E91. I did see an E90 in it this morning and thought "WOW".
There is some photos of bluewater E91 M-Sport:
http://data.bytbil.com/largepics.cgi...g&look=bmw2009

http://data.bytbil.com/largepics.cgi...g&look=bmw2009
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On all the E9* i think
Never used to. Just SE's

Wonder when that changed.
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Never used to. Just SE's

Wonder when that changed.
With LCI.
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I've seen (I think) a Sparkling Graphite LCI, so I think it was a little later.

Le Mans:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...0&postcount=96
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...22&postcount=7

Titantium Silver (TiAg):
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...&postcount=322

Space Grey:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...&postcount=294

Putting these links hear rather than keep endlessly (sp?) searching. Avoided anything that's dropped or has wheels... but found a white LCI that does look good...

White LCI:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...&postcount=364

Sparkling Grpahite (for comparison)
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...&postcount=397
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I keep thinking Space Grey, but worried it's "the same" as sparkling graphite.
Same here mate, I had a Sparkling Graphite E90 330i, I didn't want to get that again when I bought the E91 335i and space grey is too similar IMO.

Le mans blue is awesome on the tourer, but the missus hated it.

Went for TiAG in the end - very pleased with it as it also looks great when its filthy which is perfect winter months. It is a very light silver - looks white in bright sunshine - but it is the same as pre lci.

It also hides scratches well and shines up great too, also not too hot in the summer compared to the dark colours - useful with kids.
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