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Old 08-19-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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Anyone know what color my car is?

It's a 01 325ci 3.0 swap i know it's not imola red and the bright red doesn't match.
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:27 PM   #2
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on the driver side strut tower it say the name of the color and code! but it looks red for me
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:27 PM   #3
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Look on the strut tower.
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:30 PM   #4
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I would but it aint there sorry forgot.to mention

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Old 08-19-2012, 03:46 PM   #5
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Looks like hellrot red (314)...
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:56 PM   #6
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Looks like hellrot red (314)...
Hell means "light" in german

Rot means "red" in german

Combined into hellrot and the direct translation is "bright red"

So the color is Hellrot not "hellrot red". And it's prononced more like "rote" for those who don't speak german

It drives me nuts when people refer to there color as "Hell Rot red" like it's a badass name... it's not, it's just a very plain and literal (German's have a knack for that) name for the color.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:15 PM   #7
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Hell means "light" in german

Rot means "red" in german

Combined into hellrot and the direct translation is "bright red"

So the color is Hellrot not "hellrot red". And it's prononced more like "rote" for those who don't speak german

It drives me nuts when people refer to there color as "Hell Rot red" like it's a badass name... it's not, it's just a very plain and literal (German's have a knack for that) name for the color.
Good info. So what does "Japan" mean in German?
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:12 AM   #8
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Good info. So what does "Japan" mean in German?
Take a guess...

lol
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:46 PM   #9
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Try to start looking for color that were only made in you year and model and find out or take something to a paint shop for then to match it and tell you what is it
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:49 PM   #10
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I matched the paint at my school.... It came back bright red... For a 04 honda civic.....WTF lol and really? You think they changed it to hellrot red?

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Old 08-19-2012, 03:52 PM   #11
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:55 PM   #12
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Um think there is a color called electric red? Might be that
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:03 PM   #13
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well if it's like the color offered in 2000 for Coupes it could be #314 Bright Red

(and yes that is the name bmw gave it, not joking around)
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you could always have someone run your VIN at the dealership like Southpaw use to do. there are a few threads where some guys would do it, that'll tell you what it was from the factory.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:00 PM   #15
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Haha i know and it is very intense in real person. You win a cookie haha

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Old 08-19-2012, 04:02 PM   #16
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Hehe... Looks good now i just need a oil cap... Mine got ran over
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:07 PM   #17
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yep, just looked and Bright Red was offered in 2001 on the 325Ci
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:15 PM   #20
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Pretty sure bright red was also called "Hellrot" which is what my color i.d says on my strut tower. It was offered on prefacelift only. Looks like you've got it.
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