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      01-18-2014, 01:07 PM   #1
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      01-18-2014, 01:08 PM   #2
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This color looks great as well! This, EB, and red are my favorite
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      01-18-2014, 01:45 PM   #3
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Great find thanks, looks superb in MG...tough choices....
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      01-18-2014, 02:17 PM   #4
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Great find thanks, looks superb in MG...tough choices....
I debated between EB and MG, this picture confirms I made the right choice. Thanks for posting it!
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      01-18-2014, 04:06 PM   #5
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That's the colour I ordered. Was getting a bit worries seeing how nice blue was but I now know I've made the right choice!!
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B-e-a-utiful. Now that we have a proper picture of Mineral Grey, the last point of intrigue for me would be a well-lit rear shot so we can see how the color meshes with the diffuser.
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      01-18-2014, 05:01 PM   #7
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On further thought, I'd also like to see some other angles and lighting before I'm fully convinced the color is perfect. This photo answers the wheel match question for me, but I wonder if I would still love the mirrors on Mineral Grey when the US spec arrives without the shiny slats in the front bumper. Given that the US spec won't have them, it looks like the kidney grill frame is the last piece that really works with the mirrors. I have every intention of blacking out the grill frame, which may require blacking out the mirrors at the same time so they aren't such an outlier on the car.

Either way, thanks for the pic! Best one to date!
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      01-18-2014, 05:09 PM   #8
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Please post some more pics of mineral grey!
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      01-18-2014, 05:11 PM   #9
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MG on coral red interior will be super sexy / classy
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      01-18-2014, 05:15 PM   #10
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If the Terra is closer to dark brown than orange, as it looks online, then I will be gunning for the MG/Terra combo!
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      01-18-2014, 05:30 PM   #11
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Coral red is too red and in your face for mineral grey I reckon.

I went mineral grey with black.
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If the Terra is closer to dark brown than orange, as it looks online, then I will be gunning for the MG/Terra combo!
I don't think the Terra has any orange in it per se - it's more like medium brown w a hint of burgundy - no where near as orange as saddle brown, so I think u'll be very pleased w Terra. I personally prefer the saddle brown w a hint of orange, as it is sportier and stands-out better. I'm truly torn as to whether to order an M235i w mineral grey on Terra, or mineral white on terra, and not sure if this Terra will look as good as the beloved saddle brown. Also torn whether to go w finewood trim or brushed aluminum - leaning towards the wood? Pics w/b nice but hard to come by...
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I debated between EB and MG, this picture confirms I made the right choice. Thanks for posting it!
EB - I don't think so? IMO, MW or MG is the way to go! Not sure which I like better?
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      01-18-2014, 06:22 PM   #14
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I don't think the Terra has any orange in it per se - it's more like medium brown w a hint of burgundy - no where near as orange as saddle brown, so I think u'll be very pleased w Terra. I personally prefer the saddle brown w a hint of orange, as it is sportier and stands-out better. I'm truly torn as to whether to order an M235i w mineral grey on Terra, or mineral white on terra, and not sure if this Terra will look as good as the beloved saddle brown. Also torn whether to go w finewood trim or brushed aluminum - leaning towards the wood? Pics w/b nice but hard to come by...
The wood is looking beautiful. http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=936249
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looks awesome in MG
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Anybody have more pictures of this? I'm between Mineral Grey and Black Sapphire Metallic, but after seeing the Detroit pictures, BSM looks like a color waiting to be destroyed. I imagine it's impossible to maintain. Hoping I don't get that vibe from other pics of MG.
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Anybody have more pictures of this? I'm between Mineral Grey and Black Sapphire Metallic, but after seeing the Detroit pictures, BSM looks like a color waiting to be destroyed. I imagine it's impossible to maintain. Hoping I don't get that vibe from other pics of MG.
My 335 is BSM. The color is beautiful after a detail, but I've never had a harder color to maintain in all the cars I've owned (including 2 other black cars). It shows swirls and dirt real bad, and I wouldn't ever order it again. I live in the Midwest, so I'm also constantly dealing with salt, snow and ice. The 235 I have on order is MG, and I choose that over EB.

I guess it really depends on how much you enjoy dealing with car washes, waxes and paint maintenance.
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My 335 is BSM. The color is beautiful after a detail, but I've never had a harder color to maintain in all the cars I've owned (including 2 other black cars). It shows swirls and dirt real bad, and I wouldn't ever order it again. I live in the Midwest, so I'm also constantly dealing with salt, snow and ice. The 235 I have on order is MG, and I choose that over EB.

I guess it really depends on how much you enjoy dealing with car washes, waxes and paint maintenance.
While I probably won't drive it all winter long, mine will be a Midwest car as well.

I'm not big on maintenance. I will do it to keep the car in shape, but I don't find it particularly relaxing unless I find myself on a Saturday with virtually nothing else to do. I'm also coming over from a black Jeep Grand Cherokee with a virtually indestructible paint job, so the change would be even more jarring. Obviously I plan on caring a lot more for the 235 than my current car, as the 235 will be a long-awaited return to something resembling an enthusiast's car; but I don't want to make this harder on myself than it needs to be.

Thanks for the input.
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      01-25-2014, 01:56 PM   #19
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Coral red is too red and in your face for mineral grey I reckon.

I went mineral grey with black.
I'm sorry but you are so wrong, red interior is the perfect contrast for mineral grey. This combo is georgous and has been around with the E92 for years. Super classy and sexy.
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You can get coral red on an e92?
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      01-25-2014, 03:36 PM   #21
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MG CR examples ( F32, but gives you an idea ):
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      01-25-2014, 03:52 PM   #22
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Yeah with all the dash etc I like it. With just seats I don't. I nearly went for it on mine but it just looks too showy for my liking. Not classy enough. Just me i guess.
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