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07-31-2002, 07:10 AM
Is it easy to get dirty? Is it to monochrome? I fear an all black int may be too hot in Texas.

07-31-2002, 07:24 AM
The black mats will look good with the black trim in your car (the dash is black and grey 2 tone)

07-31-2002, 07:38 AM
Black does get hot.. of course I have a cab, so it is a little hotter when I am directly under the sun ;) I had grey leather in my old M3.. not sure if it is the same color, but I liked it. I find it more hassle to make sure nothing is on my black leather.. (dust etc absolutely anything shows up).. my grey leather was fine, especially if I cleaned it. I think it is easier to maintain than black though, due to the above note, as well as scratches, etc show up more on the black.

Depends what color your car is as well.. I had a silver/grey M3 before, which some might consider boring. Topaz/grey, etc.. is more exciting than just silver/grey. Either way.. I liked my silver/grey car.. it was quite stealth (:

07-31-2002, 08:11 AM

07-31-2002, 08:18 AM
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Leave it behind....'ve got to leave it behind....

07-31-2002, 08:35 AM
I do plan on putting black mats in after the winter (I'll use the grey mats for this year)

07-31-2002, 08:43 AM

07-31-2002, 09:06 AM
cool compared to the black interior..Just a couple of weeks ago, I sat in my friend's CB/Blk M3 and it was HOT!!!!Seems that the heat was trapped in there..My car was cool though..I go agree that the floor mats do get a little dirty after a while..I have some stains on my mats only aftet 2 weeks..I think going woth black floor mats sound good..


07-31-2002, 09:10 AM
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Leave it behind....'ve got to leave it behind....

07-31-2002, 09:25 AM
it dirty. If I had kids, pets, transported many people or items in my car, I would select another color. I also have gray mats, and will replace them with black, as the gray ones are stained after less than 5k miles, and again, that is after very careful use.

The grey looks great with my Alpine White exterior.

07-31-2002, 09:28 AM
Gets dirty and from what I remember of my first impression. It looks plastic like. Of course that is my opinion.... no offence to anyones choice out there.

07-31-2002, 09:32 AM

07-31-2002, 09:32 AM
They gray interior can be a bit bland... it's too putty in color and there's ALOT of it. :/

Why don't you get a color or fabric? Cinnamon, Red, Black w/alcantara or cloth... heck even Kiwi or LSB!

I don't know what color you choosing but that's what *I* would do... but then again this is *your* car, get what you'll be happy with. :)

07-31-2002, 09:47 AM
And the only other choice is red. I'd love the grey if were only on the door panels and the seats. I don't know if red would look good with the silver.

07-31-2002, 09:48 AM
leather with TiSilver--no special orders involved.

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Leave it behind....'ve got to leave it behind....

07-31-2002, 09:50 AM
...but then again, that's why I have it. Silver/Red is a classic sports car combination and looks great, you won't regret it.

I don't know if this pic will show up but there are plenty of Silver/Reds in the M3 FAQ gallery.

Good luck on your decision!

07-31-2002, 10:19 AM

07-31-2002, 10:48 AM
Bland, monotonous, cheap looking. A turn-off for me. (Others love it; that's what makes horse races.)

I'd only consider it in a cab in a sunny climate -- you could make a case that it's cool and practical.

07-31-2002, 12:22 PM
I had light grey in my E36 M3, thinking it would keep nice and cool. It was very hard to keep clean, however, showing every speck of dirt/stain/etc.

I went with Imola Red for the interior of my E46. Use a sunshade in the windshield, and order the electric rear sunshade, vent the sunroof, and any color interior will keep from getting too hot.

07-31-2002, 12:46 PM
I've got an IR/Gray coupe, and love the combo. A friend had a 330 CiC with a gray interior, and it is a little higher maintenance than black, but I much prefer the look of gray over black or red. I couldn't stand a black interior, especially in Texas.

Here's what each connotes to me (just my opinion!):

Red-sporty, extroverted, a little juvenile

Black-serious, don't mess with me, not much character (no contrast between the dash and upholstery), looks like a pit from outside

Gray-bright, friendly, a little sophisticated, maybe a little conservative

07-31-2002, 01:13 PM
Appears to be darker than the silver/gray interior used in the E36 M3 - not really a great look. Also, if you decide to replace the interior trim pieces, it's easier to come up with something contrasting for a black interior.

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