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I am looking at a 2006 330ci for sale. Under the hood the inner fenders and inside of the hood are painted a flat white, somewhat like primer.

My 2001 330ci is painted in body color finish in these areas, does this mean it was wrecked, or did BMW start doing this???
 

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Same here, including firewall, under carriage, fenders, hood,... No damage signs though. All stickers and engraved numbers look original. The trunk is also in this color.
 

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How is this normal? Both our cars have the same color paint, exterior and engine bay.... unless BMW forgot to paint yours before they put the engine in. Negligence.. Hmmm...
 

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check the door jams, alot of time theres overspray or tape marks there if its been painted. That will give you a better idea of how much has actually be painted
 

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I am looking at a 2006 330ci for sale. Under the hood the inner fenders and inside of the hood are painted a flat white, somewhat like primer.

My 2001 330ci is painted in body color finish in these areas, does this mean it was wrecked, or did BMW start doing this???
I have my car since new.
These areas are painted to match the body, but looks like no clear coat
Maybe your car was not wrecked, just repainted a different color.

In any case, I'd move on - lots of these cars out there, and this one is too young for a repaint unless wrecked, IMHO.

If you can't pass it up, have a body shop check it out berfore drawing a check
 

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Not trying to threadjack, just thought this could relate to OP for future searches.

Is the inside of anyone else's trunk a different color then their body. I thought my car could have been repainted but I had a friend who is familiar with body work look at it and he said the same thing I did, that the edges around everything were too perfect (aka came from the factory). I just thought this is really weird that BMW would leave this area unpainted and would like to hear everyones opinion on this. Here is a pic to show what I am talking about.
 

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Certain colors for BMW's do come with a different color under the hood and trunk area from the factory. I know for a fact that titanium silver and orient blue are two that have this.
 

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Certain colors for BMW's do come with a different color under the hood and trunk area from the factory. I know for a fact that titanium silver and orient blue are two that have this.
My Titanium Silver car is Titanium Silver under hood and in trunk.
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Not trying to threadjack, just thought this could relate to OP for future searches.

Is the inside of anyone else's trunk a different color then their body. I thought my car could have been repainted but I had a friend who is familiar with body work look at it and he said the same thing I did, that the edges around everything were too perfect (aka came from the factory). I just thought this is really weird that BMW would leave this area unpainted and would like to hear everyones opinion on this. Here is a pic to show what I am talking about.
Dont know whats up with that... Mine is red under there, same color as the car.
 

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Not trying to threadjack, just thought this could relate to OP for future searches.

Is the inside of anyone else's trunk a different color then their body. I thought my car could have been repainted but I had a friend who is familiar with body work look at it and he said the same thing I did, that the edges around everything were too perfect (aka came from the factory). I just thought this is really weird that BMW would leave this area unpainted and would like to hear everyones opinion on this. Here is a pic to show what I am talking about.
:rofl: lol at your diagram
 

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Exactly like this one from Peanut_Man (thanks for the picture, hope you don't bother!). My outside bodycolor is A08, Silver Gray Metallic, delivered by the factory:

 
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