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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, Oct-01-2018, 04:45:29 AM   #31
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Default Re: Which Grey?

Thanks Wolfn8tr!!
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Anyway. Some different picks
In different lighting conditions.



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I love non metallic colors. They are so much in your face, but without being in your face.

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Personally, I prefer steel grey. Its the most underrated color on the e46 IMO. You get these bright silver tones in the sunlight and really dark greys in the shadows and it really makes the lines of the car pop

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Personally, I prefer steel grey. Its the most underrated color on the e46 IMO. You get these bright silver tones in the sunlight and really dark greys in the shadows and it really makes the lines of the car pop

I wonder what steel grey without the metallic would look like. Probably like telesto??
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I wonder what steel grey without the metallic would look like. Probably like telesto??
I would say even darker than telesto.
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As awesome as these colors are, Im still 95% Nardo with gloss black accents.
Color choice aside, once the change is complete, does that mean I can swap my door sills to the "Individual"!?
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I absolutely LOVE Nardo on the F80. But it isn't quite as spectacular on the E46. Still very good, but there might be better grays, including battleship as someone mentioned.

Steel Gray is drop-dead gorgeous from the factory. I'll never be convinced there was a better OE color, but I'm biased
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Fashion gray and Nardo gray look like primer grays to me with a gloss coat. As a gray lover, I would never ever consider these. Not to mention they aren't even BMW colors so no go for me.

Steel gray (400) is hands down BMWs best metallic gray to date.
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Steel gray (400) is hands down BMWs best metallic gray to date.

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