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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Mon, Apr-26-2010, 09:21:41 PM   #11
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It does look like a night blue. Night blue can seem black/purple/blue depend on the lighting.
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Is this better pic?
http://www.xymara.com/evt-reviews-ge...3cabriolet.jpg

Alright, so I should always get the most out of each gear by going near redline. Thanks!
If you are redlining 4th, or even 3rd on the streets, I would imagine there are no cops or other cars on the road. please be safe.
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Old Tue, Apr-27-2010, 02:55:02 AM   #13
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If you want to know for sure what color it is, open the hood and look at the plate riveted to the driver's side strut tower.

http://www.madrussian.net/m3/paintcodes.shtml

Congrats on the new ride. Enjoy!
I'm guessing it is carbon black?
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If you are redlining 4th, or even 3rd on the streets, I would imagine there are no cops or other cars on the road. please be safe.
No of course not, maybe just 1st and 2nd at the most. I'm not crazy, just havin fun against people who cut me off or little corollas and civics


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Old Tue, Apr-27-2010, 03:06:55 AM   #14
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You got 1/4 the number of keys that came with the car. You're missing a master, valet, and little plastic one. All of which can open your car, and drive it off. I would be worry about the fact that they exist somewhere.

The cheapest replacement would be the plastic key without the FOB.
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I believe there's a color stamp under the hood. It's on the right shock tower if you're looking directly under the hood.
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Yes your car is carbon black. It's a great color, PITA to keep clean and swirl free though.

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You got 1/4 the number of keys that came with the car. You're missing a master, valet, and little plastic one. All of which can open your car, and drive it off. I would be worry about the fact that they exist somewhere.

The cheapest replacement would be the plastic key without the FOB.
Actually, he has 1/3 of the original keys. From the dealership everyone got two master keys and one replacement/plastic/valet key. Owner's manual, page 28.
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Yeah, if it were "Midnight Blue" I believe that it would say "Nachtblau Metallic". Beautiful car, congrats!
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Old Wed, Apr-28-2010, 02:36:10 AM   #18
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When you get a chance, you might want to clean/degrease your engine compartment. Heat up your car till the engine is warm to the touch (but not hot) then spray it with simple green or some other household degreaser. Let it sit a minute or two and then spray it off with a hose. Don't spray it with a pressure washer or anything, but don't worry too much about getting it wet, it's a car -- it's meant to get wet.

I love the color (same as my vert) but it is hard to keep swirl free. Take it to a big box parking lot (target, walmart, best buy etc) and marvel at it under their parking lot lights, still gives me goosebumps. Welcome to the forum, if you have a question about your car, chances are someone here has already had the same question, found an answer and posted a DIY to fix it!
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Your car is carbon black - "Carbon Schwarz" on the strut tower? The E93 you show is Jerez black - different car, different color. Enjoy the new ride.
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Old Wed, Apr-28-2010, 03:03:05 AM   #20
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Yes your car is carbon black. It's a great color, PITA to keep clean and swirl free though.



Actually, he has 1/3 of the original keys. From the dealership everyone got two master keys and one replacement/plastic/valet key. Owner's manual, page 28.
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When you get a chance, you might want to clean/degrease your engine compartment. Heat up your car till the engine is warm to the touch (but not hot) then spray it with simple green or some other household degreaser. Let it sit a minute or two and then spray it off with a hose. Don't spray it with a pressure washer or anything, but don't worry too much about getting it wet, it's a car -- it's meant to get wet.

I love the color (same as my vert) but it is hard to keep swirl free. Take it to a big box parking lot (target, walmart, best buy etc) and marvel at it under their parking lot lights, still gives me goosebumps. Welcome to the forum, if you have a question about your car, chances are someone here has already had the same question, found an answer and posted a DIY to fix it!
will do!

BTW, this is my first dark colored car, what do you guys mean by swirl? I thought black would be easier to keep clean because you can't see as much dirt as white. I owned a silver and a light green car before so this is my first black car. I love the color BTW.
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