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      01-31-2008, 07:38 PM   #23
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Of course it looks amazing in black, it's a BMW! :iono:
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      01-31-2008, 08:33 PM   #24
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      01-31-2008, 09:01 PM   #25
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I always like how Black BMW's look, but the though of rock chips and swirls marks make me sick to my stomach.
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      02-01-2008, 03:02 AM   #26
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Would look even better with some shadow lining.
I'm starting to lean more towards chrome trim.. looks luxery :thumbup: If shadow was stock and called "black trim" and they had chrome luxery trim as an option I bet a lot of people would opt for it :biggrin:
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      02-01-2008, 09:59 AM   #27
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Makes me think if I chose the right colour for my 1. :eyebulge:



In my opinion black is a great color if you wash it... I wash my car every week so that is not a problem... And it looks so great.

PS: one day I will have a black 1 series
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      02-01-2008, 11:26 AM   #28
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I'll take the 02 in the show room, and the Black 1er. Although I going for a different wheel package.
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      02-01-2008, 01:07 PM   #29
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Indeed, it looks much more sporty...



Is the top one metalic and the bottom jet black? Definatley think the Jet black looks better, i've got metalic black on my E46 and it just doesn't look black enough in some lights. I Guess Jet black is softer ond show marks easier though? Ah, the dilemma continues.....
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      02-01-2008, 02:14 PM   #30
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^ This is why I prefer JB over SB. I want the true shiny black look.
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      02-01-2008, 02:23 PM   #31
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Is the top one metalic and the bottom jet black? Definatley think the Jet black looks better, i've got metalic black on my E46 and it just doesn't look black enough in some lights. I Guess Jet black is softer ond show marks easier though? Ah, the dilemma continues.....
No, both are metalic (but the sunhine makes it look totally different). I prefer the metalic because it changes the look (which is way more interesting) and you can see the contours/edges much better.
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      02-01-2008, 02:30 PM   #32
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      02-01-2008, 02:32 PM   #33
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You have to look pretty hard in person to tell it's metallic black and not jet. It looks black-black in most lighting.
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      02-01-2008, 04:29 PM   #34
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those photos are a little deceiving because the sun is hitting the top one head on.

anyway the reason i chose metallic black is that when i stare at black sometimes i can't focus my eyes on the car itself.... they just see a sea of shiny black and there isn't a real form to the car ... the metallic flakes help to define the shape of the car to my eye.

who knows...maybe i'll change my mind but i suspect they will both look great.
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      02-23-2008, 11:52 PM   #35
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I'm starting to learn more towards chrome trim.. looks luxery :thumbup: If shadow was stock and called "black trim" and they had chrome luxery trim as an option I bet a lot of people would opt for it :biggrin:
I just had that same thought while deciding to purchase the shadowline "shouldn't THIS be the standard option "
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      02-24-2008, 12:29 AM   #36
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Yeah.. but then there wouldn't be enough stuff in the "Sports Package". It would be more like "Sports Item"

In any case, I'm headed for Jet Black as I decided to try and save some money.. Super clean Jet Black on a nice sunny day with Lemon leather interior will be a dream to drive..
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      02-24-2008, 12:54 PM   #37
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The black disguises the lines of the car.
Exactly, and the major reason I chose JB as it helps to conceal the unspeakably ridiculous sag at the bottom of the door. Having said that, a fellow co-worker actually likes the sag.:iono:
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      02-24-2008, 12:58 PM   #38
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Agree completely. Dark colors reduce the attractiveness of the 1-Series styling. Black makes things look smaller, and this car clearly doesn't need that. Black also de-emphasizes the sports-oriented appearance of the large front grills and intakes.
Anything that hides some of the lines on this car is for the better. I love the car, and much of its shape, but a few of the lines are just off...
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      02-24-2008, 02:14 PM   #39
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      02-24-2008, 03:35 PM   #40
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Yeah.. but then there wouldn't be enough stuff in the "Sports Package". It would be more like "Sports Item"

In any case, I'm headed for Jet Black as I decided to try and save some money.. Super clean Jet Black on a nice sunny day with Lemon leather interior will be a dream to drive..
the ONLY other person I've seen around these parts that recognizes the best choice out there :wink: ... jet vs. sapphire isn't that big a deal to me. congrats! great choice.

so now there are two.
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      02-24-2008, 04:09 PM   #41
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You can add me to the list. Mine is on order. I know it's going to be a pain to keep clean inside and out, but it's going to be worth it!

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      02-24-2008, 05:08 PM   #42
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the metallic black i don't think hides the lines, i think it makes them subtle and more menacing.

muscle car.
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      02-24-2008, 05:25 PM   #43
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I find the car looks better in light colors.

Dark colors don't show any of the body lines on the car. It just looks like a slab of sheet metal in dark colors.
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      02-24-2008, 05:34 PM   #44
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I am convinced the car looks better in dark colors... they are richer, have more lustre, offer a much deeper shine, and as a result can show off the car's lines better, not worse, than a light color. No offense to anyone, but light colors look a little weak, IMO.

The black cars look more powerful and even just a bit menacing.

My JB is on a boat and almost here. I'm drooling like a wild animal... LOL!

Add me to that special list of those daring enough to go black!

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