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      12-21-2010, 07:29 AM   #1
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Arrow Official SPARKLING BRONZE X3 Photos Thread

As I remember on the E90/1/2/3 boards a long time ago, Topics were made based on the color of the car. So I suggest to make it again, and this would be the official topic for the X3 in the color Sparkling Bronze.

it is a X3 20d that is at the BMW dealer near my office.

Here is another look from the Martha Stewart video

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      12-21-2010, 08:19 AM   #2
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That has a much redder hue than I expected. Is there something funky about the light that's making it appear that way?
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that looks much different than the sparkling bronze I saw also...
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I've ordered sparkling bronze and now not sure.....don't want silver ... Space grey may have to be the one. This is so hard!!
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It looked good in person - those pics just don't look anything like the one I saw.
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Phew. Thanks for reassurance.
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I've ordered sparkling bronze and now not sure.....don't want silver ... Space grey may have to be the one. This is so hard!!
Here is the Martha Stewart promo video done with BMW. In it she goes to the plant to build a Sparkling Bronze X3. This may give you a better idea of what the colour looks like. It's not a colour I would choose.

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Not keen on the colour in those photos, I would go seek out official samples at your dealer so not to be dissapointed (photos or print never quite capture true colours).
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It looked good in person - those pics just don't look anything like the one I saw.
The color in those pix is way off. Much better than that.
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Here is an X5 in sparkling bronze.




I am really hoping the X3 sparkling bronze looks similar to these pictures.
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regarding the color,

I took these pictures with my smartphone (std mode), and the weather was yesterday cloudy and very grey-ish. This explain why the color is not so bright as it is under the sun.
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I just saw an X1 in sparkling bronze in a car park. Grey skies today and it looked very much like the first set of photos, if not worse, and nothing like the photos of the X5 underneath. Perhaps the colour just changes a lot when it's in the sunlight but I suspect it's not the same colour. It looked pretty awful IMO and my wife said the same, but colour choice is very subjective.
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The X1 also comes in a Marrakesh Brown color. Maybe that is what you saw?

The X5 pictures I posted are definitely Sparkling Bronze. The color does change based on lighting. My dealer has one in the showroom and it looks a different color at different times of the day, but never looks like the top picture in this thread. It was this X5 that we used to select Sparkling Bronze for the X3. If the X3 Sparkling Bronze is not the same, we'll be pretty pissed. It should be here next week. I'll take photos.
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Hi. Would really like to see the pics of the sb when you get it. Ordered sb but not here until 1st week March. Too late to change but might make me feel a little less worried!
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The X1 also comes in a Marrakesh Brown color. Maybe that is what you saw?

The X5 pictures I posted are definitely Sparkling Bronze. The color does change based on lighting. My dealer has one in the showroom and it looks a different color at different times of the day, but never looks like the top picture in this thread. It was this X5 that we used to select Sparkling Bronze for the X3. If the X3 Sparkling Bronze is not the same, we'll be pretty pissed. It should be here next week. I'll take photos.
Could have been Marrakech Brown to be honest. I have never seen SB or MB in real life and I assumed it was SB because it reminded me of the photos at the start of this thread and the light today was similarly grey. Just looked at the X1 configurator for MB and still not sure!

I think the X5 looks great in the photos above in SB, I would just be concerned that it only looks like that in bright sunshine, especially living in the UK where we don't get a great deal of that!

I hope it's as good as the SB in the X5 for you.
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Me too!
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Pics?

Did you pick up your x3 in sb? Any pics? Did it meet expectations?
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Still waiting... Was at the dealership last night to pick up our 2008 X3 from Service and the SB X5 was in the showroom. Confirmed our choice for me again. As long as the X3 SB is identical to the X5 SB, it should look good. If its a different color and anything like the one at the start of this thread, I will have to put some holes in a paper shopping bag.
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I am so glad you getting yours before mine..... At least I can borrow the design for the bag if we've made a big mistake!!!
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Still waiting... Was at the dealership last night to pick up our 2008 X3 from Service and the SB X5 was in the showroom. Confirmed our choice for me again. As long as the X3 SB is identical to the X5 SB, it should look good. If its a different color and anything like the one at the start of this thread, I will have to put some holes in a paper shopping bag.


I think that SB or MB X1 that I saw belongs to someone who lives down the road from me. Only problem is that it never seems to be parked there during daylight hours. If I spot it at the weekend I'll take a picture. Failing that, I'll ring on his doorbell and ask him what colour it is
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More Sparkling bronze

It seems like sparkling bronze is the most difficult color to catch in a photo!

Here are some samples from a showroom.




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