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View Poll Results: Which exterior color for 535i M sport with black dakota interior?
Alpine White 20 48.78%
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      11-05-2011, 05:43 PM   #1
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Talking New 535i M sport Alpine White vs. Carbon Black

Hey guys, I'm new to the forum and will be purchasing my new 535i M sport next week, but I have a bit of a dilemma.

I'm on the fence between an Alpine White or a Carbon Black 535i.

The interior on both are black dakota, with anthracite wood trim, and anthracite head liner. Any suggestions taking the following into consideration:

1. Overall look (luxurious vs. sporty)
2. Looking dirty easily
3. Problems with swirls after some time.
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      11-05-2011, 07:01 PM   #2
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Here are the photos. Sorry about the quality. They were taken from a camera phone.
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      11-05-2011, 09:26 PM   #3
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I had the same problem with Sapphire Black and Alphine White... in the end went for the latter because I want to look badass..... also black had oyster vs white with grey.
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      11-06-2011, 12:25 AM   #4
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I love the way Alpine White shows off the contrast of the front-bumper shape. It also looks hot when you tint the windows. (I'm not into the totally blacked-out look)

That said, if you have to go Black.. go Carbon Black...
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      11-06-2011, 02:01 AM   #5
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As an AW owner , I'm kinda biased...and as a former owner of a black E36, I'm sure....

White looks great all of the time, black is the best if you're a nut about keeping it clean, and can look past the inevitable swirls and imnperfections that any black will show.

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      11-06-2011, 12:36 PM   #6
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I had a white Nissan GT-R which I loved. The lower rocker panel (and airdam) grey pieces really broke up the white well.

On the BMW (and many other cars), the white is too "white". I think it looks too feminine without contrast to break up all of the whiteness/light color.

Also keeping a white car clean is no easy task. My GT-R had crap on the rear of the car literally after a drive home from a carwash.
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      11-07-2011, 02:09 PM   #7
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      11-08-2011, 12:43 AM   #8
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I like AW but if resale in on your mind too then by all means get the dark car. People who buy them like the dark colors. When I went to pick up my AW car there were 16 ordered F10s all in line at the back of the dealership waiting for their owners - ALL of them where dark: black, carbon black, space grey, the other grey, etc. Mine was the only light car there.
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      11-08-2011, 03:43 AM   #9
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AW is more easy to maintain in regards to swirls, scratches and stuff. But it will look dirty quickly, almost the same as a CB car. AW is better for enviroments with intensive sunshine, a CB car will heat up much more inside than a AW car does.
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Saw two white audi's one a4 and a6 next to each other today, noticed both the drivers looking at each other a little deflated! AW is amazing until the only space in the car park is next to another AW f10/11... I like the colour on other peoples car, couldn't live with it....
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