The Final Word on White With Dark Wheels - 2009 BMW M3 Long-Term Road Test

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2009 BMW M3: The Final Word on White With Dark Wheels

May 04, 2009


Last Thursday Jacquot called me out on our white 2009 BMW M3 sedan. He said he didn't like the white with dark wheels thing, which I chose.

He wrote: "There isn't another color in the spectrum which more effectively steals a car's soul -- not to mention its glorious subtleties. The Alpine White on our M3 does a brilliant job of hiding the hood's power bulge and the otherwise striking fender flares. I'm not a fan."

Well ladies and gentleman I believe that Mr. Josh secretly likes the look of our M3, and I present this photo as exhibit A for the prosecution.

On Friday Jacquot and I went down to Anaheim to check out qualifying for the D1GP. Upon arrival we parked next to this white 135i, which is obviously wearing black wheels.

Before Jacquot could control himself, the guy was calling the car "bitchin'" and running over to take a closer look. I do believe he is even displaying a thumbs up (the universal symbol for "I likey"), which is partially captured in the photo.

So, is it possible that Jacquot likes one white BMW with dark wheels and not another? I don't think so.

The prosecution rests. The Inside Line long-term M3 Sedan is cool.

Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief

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