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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
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Old Thu, Mar-30-2017, 05:23:48 AM   #1
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So version three underway at bodyshop. Not sure which color to go. White will never have a wow factor in my book. Here is what I'm thinking unless some give me a better option for grey and black interior. If so, give me a better option.

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I'd simply rather have BMW's steel or silver grey than that.
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I'd simply rather have BMW's steel or silver grey than that.
+1 I think BMW has you covered on the silver or grey colors. The Lotus grey looks flat and plain IMHO.

Personally, I really like white - especially with white wheels!

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If you're looking for pop, grey seems like a weird starting point. I'd say it pops less than white...

And BMW's steel grey is my favorite grey ever.
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I agree with comment about white for this car. But the lotus grey underwhelmed, too...I've got a TiAg, it's my favorite color for the E46. I actively looked for a low mile one. Silver grey is my second favorite. White, blues, and reds for the E46 just don't do it for me, but are still fun to see.
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What about Nardo Grey off the F8x range?
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Take it from me steel grey or silver grey, is your best bet. I have both and love them!
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Mexico blue has some pop.


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What about Nardo Grey off the F8x range?
It's originally an Audi color but I agree I love it.

One of the BMW purples (daytona, techno) will get attention

Tanzanite Blue is


Some kind of Porsche grey
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