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View Poll Results: Of the official 3 colours, which one will you order your 1SMC in?
Apline White 104 37.41%
Sapphire Black 58 20.86%
Valencia Orange 116 41.73%
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      11-25-2010, 04:59 AM   #23
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It is VERY screaming/flaming orange!! A very vivid metallic sunset orange.
I think he meant not that screaming as the M3 GTS. In fact on pictures it looks quiet suble for orange...
But first i want to see it IRL
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      11-25-2010, 05:17 AM   #24
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The fact that it is metallic and not the same orange as the GTS means I am interested in VO.

If it was like the M3 GTS or even Ford Focus ST's I have seen driving round then I would immediately rule it out.

Defintely looking forward to seeing it IRL.

@ Woland's Advocate, have you any knowledge on whether or not the white is Alpine or Mineral?

Doesn't bother me, but there seem to be a couple of interested parties here.

I am also quite surprised by the split at the moment and that the majority are in favour of the Orange. I was expecting the traditional colours to win here!

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      11-25-2010, 05:22 AM   #25
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Whichever is the normal 1 series white I expect. So Alpine White then, if I had to guess.

It looked good in white. But I find white cars tarty, so would never have one.
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      11-25-2010, 05:30 AM   #26
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Whichever is the normal 1 series white I expect. So Alpine White then, if I had to guess.

It looked good in white. But I find white cars tarty, so would never have one.
Thanks.

With our weather, I think it would be too high maintenance as well.

CF roof would have broken the white up a bit but since you told me the black was SB, VO has move to the top of my list.
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      11-25-2010, 05:45 AM   #27
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apline white FTW!
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      11-25-2010, 10:17 AM   #28
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I wonder who will be the first to add black/cf vinyl wrap on the alpine white roof...i do like the black and white contrast.
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      11-25-2010, 10:24 AM   #29
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Will never own a white or black car, so it's valencia orange for me.
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      11-25-2010, 03:16 PM   #30
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White, I'm done with Metallic BMW paint.
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      11-25-2010, 06:55 PM   #31
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My truck is black, never making that mistake again. White is really boring. Besides I like fun and rare colors. And I've always thought that the 1st looked best in gray and Sedona red...which is basically orange.

So since sgm isn't offered Valencia it is!
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The fact that it is metallic and not the same orange as the GTS means I am interested in VO.

If it was like the M3 GTS or even Ford Focus ST's I have seen driving round then I would immediately rule it out.
I have never seen the M3 GTS color in Person. I have seen the Focus ST and RS colors - not a fan.

The V.O. looks much nicer. It has a deeper hue to it. Slightly metalic and it is not as LOUD as the Ford orange colors. It doesn't SCREAM boy racer like the Ford color. It is very close to Sedona Red in classy-ness I feel.

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I have never seen the M3 GTS color in Person. I have seen the Focus ST and RS colors - not a fan.

The V.O. looks much nicer. It has a deeper hue to it. Slightly metalic and it is not as LOUD as the Ford orange colors. It doesn't SCREAM boy racer like the Ford color. It is very close to Sedona Red in classy-ness I feel.

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Indeed. When I saw the first video reveal on M-Power.com I initially thought it was red, perhaps why I like it so much so far.
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      11-25-2010, 07:18 PM   #34
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Silver or blue!
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wow... interesting how Valencia is the clear leader.... I had a feeling this would be the case
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wow... interesting how Valencia is the clear leader.... I had a feeling this would be the case
Yes indeed. Would have been interesting to compare results had I put Monte Carlo blue (or any bliue for that matter) in there. But alas, until we hear anything different.........
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      11-26-2010, 04:36 AM   #37
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Yes indeed. Would have been interesting to compare results had I put Monte Carlo blue (or any bliue for that matter) in there. But alas, until we hear anything different.........
True. I also chose Orange, although I wish they would offer a grey and/or blue. That would really change things quite a bit. I don't like extremely dark colors. Will most probably never own black and see dozens of white BMW's.
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Silver or blue!
These are not valid selections.
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      11-26-2010, 12:44 PM   #39
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Silver or blue!



there is a full thread for fans of blue .. of which the folks at M ARE aware of, so it would be nice if folks could limit responses to the poll for confirmed colors.
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      11-26-2010, 05:42 PM   #40
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For me:

VO>AW>Black

A black 1M would camouflage all of the unique styling features of the panels.

It was a close call between VO and AW for me, but the decider was that VO is unique to the 1M, and also, I remember seeing a sedona red 135 in the sunlight and it looked HOT. I reckon VO will look even better.

The best would be VO with a CF roof, but I know that's out of the question now.

Black is also just too hard to keep clean.
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      11-26-2010, 06:03 PM   #41
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Jet Black... absolutely... while it may hide some of the car's accents... it's absolutely gorgeous in this color. And of course it also will be a cousin to the E30 M3 Sport evo, one of the only other cars offered in this color.
I like the association, Mark, but I think Jet Black is a non-metallic color offered on a lot of BMW's. I know it can be found on the 135i, E46 M3, and E9X M3. I'm putting a lot of faith in your experience with the 1M. I follow your posts to the SIG and was anxiously awaiting your review of the 1M. Until your review, I had pretty much decided to get an M3 next (likely the E90). You have given me renewed faith in the 1M. If I get one, it will either be white like the 135i I have now or Valencia Orange to go with my Hennarot M3. Lucky for me that I have a lot of cool parts that I can throw on the 1M if I were to get it.

BTW, at some point I'd love to meet you. OKC is not too far from Dallas!!
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I think he meant not that screaming as the M3 GTS. In fact on pictures it looks quiet suble for orange...
But first i want to see it IRL
Yup, exactly what I meant. Or something a-la Lambo Glut Orange (talk about an in-your-face orange).

At the end of the day, any orange color is bold by definition. Hence why this vote is interesting, I recon most people feel the Orange is the best choice, but the question is who will feel as bold when ordering one. It is a color admired by most, but not for the less brave!
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But think of how good an M tricolor stripe / flag will look on the fender / hood of an AW 1M!

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Now we are pretty much certain that the colour choice will be restricted to the 3, which would you choose?

I will echo Woland's Advocate's sentiments and suggest that although I would like to order the Orange, I think I will go "safe" and get black.
I have my first black car and I've been saying to friends that any other black car that they see me with as owner in the future was given to me or I have a live-in houseman/yardman to wash, and who washes, it every morning. It is phenomenally beautiful but I cannot care for it and have given up taking solace in the fact that I didn't buy the car for the looks .
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