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      01-18-2013, 04:59 PM   #8
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Drives: 520d M-Sport Auto
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: UK

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Imperial Blue

Originally Posted by Bandiano View Post
looking to order an F11 in a month, Imperial Blue favourite colour but worried too dark, what do you think now you own one ?
Yes, it is quite dark, and to be honest it almost put me off buying it, as in M-Sport guise there's not much chrome to offset the very dark blue colour. Given a free choice, I probably would have gone for Silver or Grey. But this colour was the only one the dealer had with the extra pre-registered discount, so I took a chance, and it is growing on me.

When it's dirty, it does look a bit dull, almost like a matt dark blue, but I'm hoping it will be more "colourful" in the summer, when I can keep it clean, and the sun's shining a bit more.

Under artificial light, the metallic (Xirallic?) effect really brings out a much stronger blue - almost a purple to my eyes - see below (apologies for crappy phone pic):
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2012 F10 520d M-Sport, Sport Auto, Imperial Blue, Black Dakota, Sun Prot Glass. V-spoke 281 Winter wheel package
Previous BMWs: 2009 E92 320d M-Sport, 2006 E92 335d SE, 2004 E60 530d ASE, 2000 E39 525d SE, 1997 E39 523i SE