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Old 01-09-2010, 03:45 AM   #1
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"Individual color" List for BMW

Hello,
I am having problems finding a list and pictures of the M3 individual paint jobs. Anybody that can be post some pics of the individual color interiors would be great help. I think having a clean, unique interior sets your car off more than anything, and it's also just plain boss.
(And yes.. I already tried searching)
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:51 AM   #2
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Aegean Blue Metallic
Blue Water Metallic
Cosmos Black Metallic
Electric Red
Estoril Blue
Lemans Blue
Night Blue
Orient Blue
Silverstone
Sterling Gray
Stratus Gray
Techno Violet
Velvet Blue

Courtesy of http://m3.madrussian.net/gallery.shtml#top, pics there as well.

Interior pics http://m3.madrussian.net/indintcolors.shtml

Exterior pics for all 3's in the individual program http://m3.madrussian.net/indextcolors.shtml

Not sure of where you could buy the interiors though. You'd probably be **** out of luck if you wanted the trim pieces OEM though as individual cars are not available in the States and therefore would probably be RHD. The chances of finding the exact colour you want OEM are pretty much 0 in LHD, and the prices would be unbelievable. Any good specialty painting shop near you should be able to paint the trim any OEM colour and if you have grey/tan seats you might be able to have them dyed.

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Old 01-09-2010, 04:20 AM   #3
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thanks for the quick reply. the dark chesnut and and dark titanic blu is So pretty much the only way of getting your hands on the individual interior is if the originial owner customed ordered it from factory??
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thanks for the quick reply. the dark chesnut and and dark titanic blu is So pretty much the only way of getting your hands on the individual interior is if the originial owner customed ordered it from factory??
Yep pretty much, it would be a lot easier and cheaper to tell a shop you want your interior/exterior this colour scheme and to have them do it.

To get an OEM individual interior for an E46 you need

-To live outside of the US, or to find a owner who was very crafty and got BMWAG to agree
-To find a LHD one (not a whole lot of places outside of the US are LHD)
-To find the owner of the interior you want in the right colour and the right body style
-To have him/her part with it

To be blunt, you've got 0 chance for an OEM one . If you just want the interior though, you could get a shop to repaint/dye your own one for a pretty reasonable sum of money.

If you ever end up buying a new BMW though you can always try and get in contact with BMW NA to see if they'll allow you to change the options to individual ones once you've ordered your car.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:28 AM   #5
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:31 AM   #6
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here is mine


Is that a CSL? Or maybe a ZCP, the interior gives it away a little.. but ****
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:35 AM   #7
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To be honest, I'm not really interested in getting a individual interior, I was just curious abut the rarity. I have however seen the arizona sun color in US spec cars, primarily in 'verts.
I was always under the impression that imola red , tannin red, cinnamon, and natural brown were all part of the individual program. I also didn't know that there were so many different color interiors. Kinda makes me wonder why theres only 3 basic options.
Also, how expensive would a good interior dye job cost? ( I have tan, non-sport interior)
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:37 AM   #8
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^^^^^^ very "fresh" ride
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:36 PM   #9
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Individual e46 pics:

My car: (not on the official Individual color list)


An Individual M3 I saw at Bimmerfest 07: (Techno Violet on Kiwi)




Some random nice e46 Individual interiors for you:



Love the leather console and door panels on this one:
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