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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 09-10-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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can any one tell me the paint code off this M3

lookin for any info on this car more pictures but mainly the paint code or who owns it thanks in advanced


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Old 09-10-2012, 07:29 PM   #2
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405 Imolarot II, same color as my 330i ZHP
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:36 PM   #3
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why does it not look like 405 Imolarot II do u think just cuz the image has been inhanced
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:56 PM   #4
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possible but man does it look fresh! Can also be the lighting....on darker days my ZHP has the same look
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:20 PM   #5
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Looks like the paint code is "photoshop".
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:21 PM   #6
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With all the effects people put on photos now, it can be very difficult to determine the actual color of some cars from a picture. Especially if it is one of the colors that have many, many shades (like blue or silver/grey). Off the top of my head I can only think of one OEM BMW red paint color on the e46 M3, and that is the aforementioned Imolarot II.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:28 PM   #7
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Yeah, I don't get it either. I mean, the car doesn't look like that in real life. I hate when people put pictures of their cars on here with a ridiculous amount of filters and saturation. Artsy. Neato. But it's not what the car really looks like.
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With all the effects people put on photos now, it can be very difficult to determine the actual color of some cars from a picture. Especially if it is one of the colors that have many, many shades (like blue or silver/grey). Off the top of my head I can only think of one OEM BMW red paint color on the e46 M3, and that is the aforementioned Imolarot II.
That is correct unless the person special orders his ///M in another shade of red such as japanrot, which I learned today. Then it's through BMW Individual.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:33 PM   #9
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why does it not look like 405 Imolarot II do u think just cuz the image has been inhanced


"Enhanced"

And no - its in the shade.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:17 PM   #10
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That is correct unless the person special orders his ///M in another shade of red such as japanrot, which I learned today. Then it's through BMW Individual.
Yeah, I don't know all of the Individual Option colors out there, I know there are some wacky ones... also some fantastic ones (like my LeMans Blue )
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:46 PM   #11
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look like same color as mine.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:08 AM   #12
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Mine's Imola. It a good-looking color but it's never that shade--that's too dark and rich.

As mentioned, that image is enhanced. Pointless and misleading, I agree. Happens a lot with this color, unfortunately.
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look like same color as mine.
Beautiful
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Looks like Imola to me too.
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A little internet wizardry and voila, here are more pictures of the same car, apparently named "Sophie":







EXIF data has been removed so hard to get much further.

pictures via: http://eliteautohaus.com/aftermarket...ons/e46m3.html
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