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      02-02-2006, 01:42 PM   #89
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Hiya Mick, nope, no extra cost for 18"s over 17"s........

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Are those wheels an extra - what size are they ? - did they cost much more ?

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      02-02-2006, 01:56 PM   #90
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Hiya Mick, nope, no extra cost for 18"s over 17"s........
It's funny to notice all the differences between European countries and even more differences between Europe and The United States. In The Netherlands the 18" wheels cost € 990,13 extra (780 IEP).

Aiden, you drive a very nice car!

I only have one question, is there still a little bit of comfort?
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      02-02-2006, 02:09 PM   #91
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Seems to be no consistency in prices, even through Europe?

Thank you.......

I find it comfortable, harder certainly than my 520, but certainly not harsh, even with RFs and SS - I like it, but I suppose I always preferred a sporty drive - the 5 drove me CRAZY, it was like a boat, the 3 is chuckable, and any trade off in comfort, I'm prepared to pay.

My passengers always comment how comfortable it is though......

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It's funny to notice all the differences between European countries and even more differences between Europe and The United States. In The Netherlands the 18" wheels cost € 990,13 extra (780 IEP).

Aiden, you drive a very nice car!

I only have one question, is there still a little bit of comfort?
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      02-02-2006, 02:33 PM   #92
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Thanks Aiden, this helps me to make the right choice!
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Now here is something I didn't know!

As has been debated at length LeMan Blue isn't available over in the US (yet), here in Europe it is on available on the MSport versions.

Note when I say MSport. My previous E46 was not a MSport, just a plain old Sport. Ok it had the ///M suspension ///M badges all over the place, ///M body kit etc. I think in the US you call it the ZHP or something similar.

Incidently when I ordered it I had a really poor choice of colours there were no extra colours just for the Sport. In fact it was the opposite and some of the standard colours were restricted. In effect it was a choice of Mystic Blue, Sapphire Black or Titan Silver unless you wanted to pay extra for individual.

Not sure if its on this thread or not (but somewhere on this site) apparently LeMan Blue is owned by BMW ///M (or whatever its called) which somehow reflects as to why the US has not got the colour yet.

Now one of my colleagues who has had quite a few ///M cars (he now has a Boxter S) told me last night that each year ///M release a new colour named after a famous racetrack, hence 'Estoril' Blue, 'Indianopolis' Red, 'LeMan' Blue etc etc, these are exculsive to the ///M range.

Now i think that is really cool and I get a warm glow that makes me feel that my humble 320i M Sport is that little more special!

But it also makes me think maybe the delay in the US may mean
a) The colour will come with the ///M3 (I think we first saw LeMan Blue over here on the press review M5's but i may be wrong)
b) The US may see the launch of a completly new ///M colour; Or probably more likely
c) you will get a named MSport variant so the colour will come with the body kit etc like here in Europe.

I don't know if the story about the ///M colours is true or a BMW urban myth so if any one knows more feel free to contradict me but its just what I heard but the naming of the colours and the fact the I've not seen the 'racetrack' colours on any colourcharts I've seen (LeMan Blue isn't even in the E90 brochure charts, just referenced in the page about the MSport model with a couple of pictures) adds some legitimacy. As I've never had a M5 or M3 etc brochure to see what exclusive colours are listed I can't confirm

The x5 4.8is is not an M car but you can get LeMans blue. Maybe its not part of that list of specific M only colors. This is in the US though so Im not even sure if they sell an X5 4.8is in Europe.
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The x5 4.8is is not an M car but you can get LeMans blue. Maybe its not part of that list of specific M only colors. This is in the US though so Im not even sure if they sell an X5 4.8is in Europe.
That's just crazy to me that the offer LeMan's in an X5 but not the 3.

Any update on whether there's any hope in getting LeMan's for the e90 in the US?
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That's just crazy to me that the offer LeMan's in an X5 but not the 3.

Any update on whether there's any hope in getting LeMan's for the e90 in the US?

I am a CA and I always try to keep up on everything and from what I know we wont see it here next year. The x5 in LeMans Blue with Cream leather and black wood looks awesome though.
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      02-07-2006, 10:23 AM   #96
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Stopped by my dealer today and took some quick pics.

E91 320i with M194. Note how the colour is changing depending on lighting (with / without flash).
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      02-18-2006, 03:02 PM   #97
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My first post!

A mate had a 320d M Sport for a test drive a couple of weeks ago. I took some quick pics to share.




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I WANT LE MANS!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      02-18-2006, 03:46 PM   #99
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fitted the blackline backlights on the e91 :
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Seeing this color is just making me angry now....
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      02-18-2006, 03:51 PM   #101
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      02-18-2006, 03:53 PM   #102
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The x5 4.8is is not an M car but you can get LeMans blue. Maybe its not part of that list of specific M only colors. This is in the US though so Im not even sure if they sell an X5 4.8is in Europe.
The X5 4.8is and 4.6is fall in a kind of "Honorary" //M catagory since they are basically the //M versions of the X5, so they were given some //M colors
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      04-08-2006, 02:25 PM   #103
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The best looking color !
I love the color so i will get a M-PKT on my soon orderd E91 325i!
I had one black E46 323, 1 silver 320 ci man one Z4 3.0i so now
i will go for the le mans blue.
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      04-08-2006, 07:19 PM   #104
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Seeing this color is just making me angry now....

yeah it's beyond awesome
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      04-15-2006, 10:08 AM   #105
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Hi! Here are some pics of my le-mans-blue 330d with my new BBS! Hope you like them!
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      04-16-2006, 01:09 PM   #106
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Love it!
Is it 19" BBS Challange on your car ?
Soon i get mine whit 18"M , i want ít now!!
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Love it!
Is it 19" BBS Challange on your car ?
Soon i get mine whit 18"M , i want ít now!!
Thanks! No, it´s the BBS CK in 19''. The Challenge (CH) looks similar. But the CK doesn´t have the "BBS Motorsport" writing around the center on it.
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They looks great, how is the ride on 19" ?
In Sweden we have a lots bad roads so i think it can be
a bumpy ride whit 19" over here.
You have better roads i Germany so maybe the 19" rims will
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Do you have sport suspension ?
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From my other thread. My 330d M-Sport. Le Mans blue in the sunlight and in the shade. The difference is stunning!

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Currently it is only available on the Comp. Pkg E46 M3.

I believe that is Mystic blue you have in your post (correct me if I'm wrong)

I think this is interlagos blue:

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