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      02-22-2012, 11:43 PM   #1
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Sparkling Graphite vs Space Grey

Hi guys,

Im about to pull the trigger on an m3, however I cant decide between space gray and sparkling graphite.

I am leaning towards space gray as I cant find a single sparkling graphite m3 for sale...

Opinions? Thoughts? Abuse?






Whatever I choose Im planning on getting gloss black CSL's to go with.

And in the interim will be gloss black coating the standard m3 19's that come with the car.
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      02-22-2012, 11:57 PM   #2
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My brother recently got a space gray e90 M3 and i personally love the look of it! (more then sparkling graphite)
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      02-23-2012, 12:07 AM   #3
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Either will look stunning, as long as it has black wheels!
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I didn't think M3s came in sparkling graphite...

also if you're buying second hand (?) it's hard to be choosy with the colour? I'd take a better value car/lower KMs over my preferred colour...
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      02-23-2012, 12:22 AM   #5
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Im my apartment block, htere are 5 units.

I have a space grey 135i, my neighbour has a graphite 135i

They are very similar in colour, mine looks better :P
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      02-23-2012, 12:22 AM   #6
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why not wait for the 2013 M3?
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      02-23-2012, 12:44 AM   #7
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I'd go for space grey. Good colour and easy to work with in terms of mods/wheels/cf bits etc..
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      02-23-2012, 12:50 AM   #8
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This post is relevant how?
Relevant for comparing colours, not cars.
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      02-23-2012, 01:08 AM   #9
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they arent similiar in colour for shit! wtf is he on about?
You're right actually. After checking those photos they are very different

My neighbours car colour is very similar colour to mine, mine looks a little more metallic though.

I'll get off the drugs
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      02-23-2012, 01:08 AM   #10
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Get alpine white! Grey colors have poor visibility and more chance of having an accident. Just don't ask me for evidence though.
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      02-23-2012, 01:11 AM   #11
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I don't think there will be a 2012 m3 coupe. F32 will come out next year then + 1 year for m3. I want graphite but I don't think anyone had ordered in aus will have to settle for SG.
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      02-23-2012, 01:16 AM   #12
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      02-23-2012, 01:32 AM   #13
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holly shit! why the hell are you guys posting the most useless crap. I really doubt Orey gives a fk if a colour is safer due to its visibility on the road.

It was a simple question. Space grey or Graphite?!?! and so far we had a guy compare his neighbours car which obviously isnt spay grey. We have had one guy debate whether Graphite was even an option for M3's and lastly we had a guy advise to get White coloured cars because they are much safer due to visibilty on road........
Space Grey - there you go a simple answer
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      02-23-2012, 01:37 AM   #14
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Umm.. Titanium-silver then. Better visibility except for in fog!
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      02-23-2012, 01:42 AM   #15
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I say get one in Coral Red
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      02-23-2012, 01:48 AM   #16
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Im my apartment block, htere are 5 units.

I have a space grey 135i, my neighbour has a graphite 135i

They are very similar in colour, mine looks better :P
because its yours lol
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Get alpine white! Grey colors have poor visibility and more chance of having an accident. Just don't ask me for evidence though.
accident? what's wrong with australians?
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If you are cruising down the motorway and someone pulls out into your lane, then just think of me as you wait for the tow-truck.
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Graphite!



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my vote is Graphite!!!!
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Hi guys,

Im about to pull the trigger on an m3, however I cant decide between space gray and sparkling graphite.

I am leaning towards space gray as I cant find a single sparkling graphite m3 for sale...

Opinions? Thoughts? Abuse?

Whatever I choose Im planning on getting gloss black CSL's to go with.

And in the interim will be gloss black coating the standard m3 19's that come with the car.
I have a Space Grey 335i and like it but get whichever colour YOU like. Everyone else's opinion doesn't really matter does it ?
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Umm.. Titanium-silver then. Better visibility except for in fog!
ffs, its not an E46 M3.....They dont even come in Ti Si unless you spend $200k and get individual.

John_01 i know it is really difficult for you to comprehend but try as hard as you can to either say "Space Grey" or "Graphite" and NOTHING ELSE.

So on the count of 3, try your very hardest and tell use all which colour you like out of those 2 AND NOTHING ELSE!

1.....2......3. Go!
Wow so much pent up anger....no need to b so disparaging.

I vote space grey
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      02-23-2012, 09:24 AM   #22
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I like space grey on an m3
But the graphite is growing on me

As mentioned before just get whatever seems best value for money if going 2nd hand
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