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      01-07-2019, 01:07 PM   #45
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I'd like to see more blue offerings. BMW has always had excellent blue colors.
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can someone please explain to me why med blue is not available with msport? all i want is an m340 in med blue with red leather.
I'm not sure why the decision was made, but perhaps it has to do with production constraints and/ or wanting to keep M styling limited to a certain palette. This has been going on for quite some time.

When what I call the original M sport was introduced in 3/03 with the ZHP on the non-M e46, you could order it in what was back then an M exclusive color, Imola Red and were limited to Silver Grey, Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, and I think Orient Blue was the dark blue back then.
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Delete Glacier Silver on M Sport? It's a loss.

Add Mineral White on M Sport? It's a gain.
Don't Knock Glacier Silver - lol. It actually is a nice color
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I'm not sure why the decision was made, but perhaps it has to do with production constraints and/ or wanting to keep M styling limited to a certain palette. This has been going on for quite some time.

When what I call the original M sport was introduced in 3/03 with the ZHP on the non-M e46, you could order it in what was back then an M exclusive color, Imola Red and were limited to Silver Grey, Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, and I think Orient Blue was the dark blue back then.
That was the case in all other markets since late 2000, when the M Sport packet - in some markets, sold as a separate "Sport" vehicle - notably without the M - was made available for the E46, roughly coinciding with the E46 M3 which debuted in late 2000 (AD, that is). Gloss Black, Topaz Blue and Steel Grey were also available in addition to the colours listed above.

Specifying the M Sport bodykit has always limited the colour palette; I'm not aware of any BMW series which allowed the kit to be factory-fitted in all colours. As dealer-fit or aftermarket, then of course.

It's a shame, as today the 2 series also misses out on some nice colours when you specify the M Sport trim, as you have to depending on which engine you want (UK trim/engine choices are more limited than other markets, due to market conservatism and focus on corporate/enterprise lease value retention).
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I'm not sure why the decision was made, but perhaps it has to do with production constraints and/ or wanting to keep M styling limited to a certain palette. This has been going on for quite some time.

When what I call the original M sport was introduced in 3/03 with the ZHP on the non-M e46, you could order it in what was back then an M exclusive color, Imola Red and were limited to Silver Grey, Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, and I think Orient Blue was the dark blue back then.
That was the case in all other markets since late 2000, when the M Sport packet - in some markets, sold as a separate "Sport" vehicle - notably without the M - was made available for the E46, roughly coinciding with the E46 M3 which debuted in late 2000 (AD, that is). Gloss Black, Topaz Blue and Steel Grey were also available in addition to the colours listed above.

Specifying the M Sport bodykit has always limited the colour palette; I'm not aware of any BMW series which allowed the kit to be factory-fitted in all colours. As dealer-fit or aftermarket, then of course.

It's a shame, as today the 2 series also misses out on some nice colours when you specify the M Sport trim, as you have to depending on which engine you want (UK trim/engine choices are more limited than other markets, due to market conservatism and focus on corporate/enterprise lease value retention).
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I guess I can understand the comment re: SO suiting more aggressive looking cars. For eg I found the m2 in SO to look awesome and really suit the character of the cars design, whereas was quite underwhelmed with HS. Conversely, I wouldn't order SO in a more luxury styled car, but would find something like HS a much better fit.

All subjective though!
Of course, a colour like orange fits young, funky cars and perhaps youthful owners more generally, in a way that black, grey or green certainly doesn't. I guess it depends on prevailing tastes; you might see orange on one Lamborghini here, but you'll also see it on a hundred econo-hatches:

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Same color different name....
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Portimao Blue is the only worthwhile color.

Orange looks silly on a non-M car.
I beg to differ.
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I thought everyone whined about how stupid, grey and crap the colour choices were? What is this, Rest-of-World colour options?

Ignoring the arbitrary M-Sport limitation, there are four monochrome options and five coloured options. That's almost like the old days.

I guess everyone else from Tesla/Russia was just spouting shit .
Seems BMW is trying earthy low saturation colors because most these days hate flashy colors and want to hide and not stand out.
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I'm a little bummed they have kept the color schemes quite traditional and do not have many modern options such as something akin to Audi's Nardo Gray or ceramic lighter gray shades such as BMW's formerly awesome Space gray. Maybe for an LCI.
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Great selection of colors overall.
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This one flew by me last January near the Artic Circle. Hard to tell...

but my money is on Alpine White, Black Sapphire.

But hopefully we'll see a true silver (no blue hue), a red other than Melbourne, a blue like San Marino Blue or e36 Avus or close to it, Tanzanite, please no more Mineral Grey (not that it's a bad color, but for exclusivity keep a grey for M like Donnington), and maybe a gold to match the the color on the 736 M wheels. Mix it up ///M!
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Any more pictures of what Blue Ridge Mountain looks like?

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I'm glad that BMW has started to add more color options to the palette. That said, I'm guessing that Blue Ridge Mountain will be the least-selected color in this offering.
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can someone please explain to me why med blue is not available with msport? all i want is an m340 in med blue with red leather.
Waiting for the 340 and M340 to be released to replace my F30. I would have preferred mediterranean blue on M-Sport as well. Estoril was too bright for me - portimao is better (need to see in person) but medi blue seems just right. Looks like they are just trying to sell the tanzanite blue individual color.
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Wish BMW would include the Frozen paint colors. The up-charge is getting outrageous!
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I'm glad that BMW has started to add more color options to the palette. That said, I'm guessing that Blue Ridge Mountain will be the least-selected color in this offering.
Blue Ridge Mountain will be the Liquid Blue of the G20. Driven by grandmas and high school girls who want a bmw badged car and it was the only thing on the lot in june when they got their license.
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