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      11-29-2021, 11:17 AM   #1
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We have seen lots of X5 M's in the lovely Marina Bay Blue colour but here is a X5 M Competition in Individual San Marino Blue.
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Very nice ...

I have an MBB X5M ... I can hardly see a difference between San Marino & Marina Bay from these pics, so thought i would post some of mine, to see if I can tell a difference from your pics vs. mine.

i see a few M4 cars around my area in san Marino, and it's a lovely colour, especially when clean and shiny

the shadowline headlights look great ... i attempted a cheap version with the smoked film on mine, but have since taken it off so back to the standard LED headlights. my UK dealer tells me that shadowline headlights can't be ordered, at least yet.

San Marino, Marina Bay, Long Beach, Esoteril ... Blue. BMW do blue like few other car companies.
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We have seen lots of X5 M's in the lovely Marina Bay Blue colour but here is a X5 M Competition in Individual San Marino Blue.
beautiful!

Unpopular opinion: brightwork grilles & gills look better with SMB, especially with 809 wheels
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      11-29-2021, 06:17 PM   #5
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beautiful!

Unpopular opinion: brightwork grilles & gills look better with SMB, especially with 809 wheels

sorry, what do you mean by "brightwork"? genuine Q ...
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Enjoy in good health. Amazing color and specs
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sorry, what do you mean by "brightwork"? genuine Q ...
sorry! kind of a woodworking / boat term that's more broad than "chrome" ... basically shiny metal.

So, for example, the 809 wheels have "brightwork", i.e., not all black paint, i.e., some shiny metal that isn't chrome.

I've been told only old men like chrome ... that could be true; I'd like to think I'm not in the old man category yet because I'm also told I'm immature but Anyway, I've been doing the black-out (and carbon fiber) thing since ~2007 and I guess the bloom has started to fade a bit to my eye ...

For some colors black trim absolutely works for me (grey, white, black, some blues) but for others it's started to look odd / clashy (silvers, some blues, ametrin, et al).

Net-net:
To my eye, the 809 wheels look great on some colors with matching 'brightwork' (chrome) elsewhere on the body. I don't like it around the windows, but matching grille, gills, wheels bright looks pretty sharp with some colors. E.g., Alpina changes the brightwork depending on exterior color and I think they nailed it (matched wheels & trim).

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Looks good.
Though I always wonder how strong that type of trailer hitch is? The fact that it moves and hides under the rear fascia is nice idea.
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Looks great! Can't go wrong with BMW blues.
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Gorgeous. But, it's so close to Marina Bay Blue. Why spend all that money? Yes SMB is better. But it's just SO close to a FREE color. LOL.
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Looks different from MBB in person for sure (more violet in SMB I think), but in pics…they've always been the same to my eyes. For the extra $, it's just so close, but I get wanting something unique. Looks good in any case!

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Beautiful color, congrats!
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Love SMB.

I'm more jealous of the factory hitch on an ///M. Wish we had that option in North America.
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I think a bit more purple in SMB vs MBB. SMB is/was my favorite color but don't want another blue as our X5 is MBB.
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Very nice ...

I have an MBB X5M ... I can hardly see a difference between San Marino & Marina Bay from these pics, so thought i would post some of mine, to see if I can tell a difference from your pics vs. mine.
The difference between SMB and MBB is only seen while looking from the side.
Straight on, the colors are exactly alike and no difference can be seen. However, if you look from the side, MBB stays the same, while SMB turns purple. Amazing effect.
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Very nice ...

I have an MBB X5M ... I can hardly see a difference between San Marino & Marina Bay from these pics, so thought i would post some of mine, to see if I can tell a difference from your pics vs. mine.
The difference between SMB and MBB is only seen while looking from the side.
Straight on, the colors are exactly alike and no difference can be seen. However, if you look from the side, MBB stays the same, while SMB turns purple. Amazing effect.
This is what I love about MBB. Always sharp, from any angle, and amazingly, any degree of being dirty. It practically glows.
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Very nice ...

I have an MBB X5M ... I can hardly see a difference between San Marino & Marina Bay from these pics, so thought i would post some of mine, to see if I can tell a difference from your pics vs. mine.

i see a few M4 cars around my area in san Marino, and it's a lovely colour, especially when clean and shiny

the shadowline headlights look great ... i attempted a cheap version with the smoked film on mine, but have since taken it off so back to the standard LED headlights. my UK dealer tells me that shadowline headlights can't be ordered, at least yet.

San Marino, Marina Bay, Long Beach, Esoteril ... Blue. BMW do blue like few other car companies.
Amazing car that you have built. I have somewhat of a twin.
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Love SMB.

I'm more jealous of the factory hitch on an ///M. Wish we had that option in North America.
This times 1,000.

Moronic we cannot have an M & a hitch. Must chose one or the other.
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Looks good.
Though I always wonder how strong that type of trailer hitch is? The fact that it moves and hides under the rear fascia is nice idea.
Nose weight is around 200lbs, towing about 7000lb.

But trailer brakes on this side of the pond work differently to your North American trailers. We don't have electronic brake controllers, we have a concertina drawbar - when the weight of the trailer shortens the drawbar it activates the trailer brakes.
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