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      02-04-2011, 09:22 PM   #1
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Help! What color is my car??

Here are a few pics. I can not find the color code anywhere in the engine bay or on eigher door. I ordered Sparkling Graphite Metallic side markers since I bought the car two week ago and it was listed as SGM. It does have metallic flakes but it looks a shade or two lighter than the ones I bought from ECS tuning. Does space gray have metallic flakes in it? here is the link http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E92-335...kers/ES251280/ Thanks in advance






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      02-04-2011, 09:38 PM   #2
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Space Gray Metallic. Unfortunately you picked up the wrong color sidemarkers from ECS.
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Yep, your car is space gray. The colors are very similar and I've even confused them having seen them dozens of times.
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Thanks all, I have SGM Sidemarkers up for sale soon lol. Why would BMW have two colors that are so similar available for the same year??? Oh well so far I love the car.
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looks blue from here
That was my third guess =)
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Space Grey Metallic ... I think.
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Thanks all, I have SGM Sidemarkers up for sale soon lol. Why would BMW have two colors that are so similar available for the same year??? Oh well so far I love the car.
Actually they only look similar in pictures. trust me, in person, they look nothing alike. When going through the photo threads, you'll ask yourself what color it is. You just need to train your eyes. check out the official color threads and you'll see the differences shortly.
Great color combo- although i'm a bit bias.
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BMW has a tendancy to make nearly identcal colors with very slight tweaks, most of which you can get on the same car:

Space Gray Metalic and Sparkling Graphite

Monaco Blue and Cobalt Black

Pearl White and Alpine White

Hellrot Red and Crimson Red and Melbourne Red

Montego Blue and Le Mans Blue
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definitely spacey
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Space Gray Metallic. Unfortunately you picked up the wrong color sidemarkers from ECS.
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BMW has a tendancy to make nearly identcal colors with very slight tweaks, most of which you can get on the same car:

Space Gray Metalic and Sparkling Graphite

Monaco Blue and Cobalt Black

Pearl White and Alpine White

Hellrot Red and Crimson Red and Melbourne Red

Montego Blue and Le Mans Blue
So mad they got rid of Sparkling Graphite. Wanted to get this color on the M
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So mad they got rid of Sparkling Graphite. Wanted to get this color on the M
no you wanted black and you know it
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no you wanted black and you know it
haha. Would have went with SG. Best of all worlds really. Still happy with the choice even though I think about space gray from time to time
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Still happy with the choice even though I think about space gray from time to time
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sparking graphite is darker and more blue/purple than space gray. space gray is just straight up a metallic gray
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Cameleon...but I could be wrong since 2nd pic looks like you ordered Sunset Orange.
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definitely space gray
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definitely space gray, not metallic though
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