MELBOURNE RED OR NOT

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Post by jaydon9269 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:51 pm

I am in the process of buying a March 2016 Z4 2.0i in red.
The garage tell me the car is in Melbourne Red non metallic.
I always thought Melbourne Red was a metallic colour and
that this Z4 might be just crimson red. The vehicle document
just gives red.
Can anyone advise me on this matter?
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Post by Chippie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:02 pm

If you can get the VIN number from the garage there are web sites that will give you the full build spec and options from the VIN.
There should also be a sticker on the car giving the paint code (I think it’s under the bonnet)
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Post by Lynchy » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:19 pm

Melbourne red isn't metallic

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Post by red_35is » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:22 pm

Ask them to confirm the paint code (door shuts/under the bonnet)

Paint code for Melbourne Red is A75
Paint code for Crimson Red is A61

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Post by Silverstar » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:06 am

Lynchy wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:19 pm
Melbourne red isn't metallic
My F20 1 series was Melbourne Red and it most definitely was metallic.
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Post by golfgeezer » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:12 am

My F22 is Melbourne red and in normal (dull) conditions you would think it’s non metallic but on the rare occasions the sun shines up here then it does pick up the metallic elements in the paint.

You don’t see many E89’s in red. I like the colour but wanted something different from my ‘daily’ so went orange (the best colour) :poke:
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Post by Lynchy » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:48 am

Silverstar wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:06 am
Lynchy wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:19 pm
Melbourne red isn't metallic
My F20 1 series was Melbourne Red and it most definitely was metallic.

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On my programme Melbourne and Crimson come up as normal reds,

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Post by IRD » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:01 am

Ask the question on Google and the answer is that A75 (which is what mine is) is Melbourne Red Metallic. Could there also be a Melbourne Red which is non metallic just to cause confusion? :roll:

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Post by KERMIT1970 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:26 am

Melbourne Red is Metallic, i had 35is in it. :thumbsup:
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Post by enuff_zed » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:18 am

My 335d is Melbourne Red.
In normal light you can't really tell, but on a sunny day, especially with my nose up close polishing, I can see the metallic fleck.
Kind of a ninja metallic
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Post by HillWalker » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:39 am

I think the Crimson red was discontinued on the Z4 about 2011, Melbourne red is definitely metallic

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Post by Silverstar » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:17 am

Lynchy wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:48 am
Silverstar wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:06 am
Lynchy wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:19 pm
Melbourne red isn't metallic
My F20 1 series was Melbourne Red and it most definitely was metallic.

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On my programme Melbourne and Crimson come up as normal reds,
What programme are you using? it most definitely is metallic but as others have pointed out it's quite a mild metallic sometimes when you look at it you can't see the metallic flakes. It's a gorgeous colour though. It's the only thing I miss from my 1 Series :lol:
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Post by Lynchy » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:26 am

Silverstar wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:17 am
Lynchy wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:48 am
Silverstar wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:06 am
My F20 1 series was Melbourne Red and it most definitely was metallic.

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On my programme Melbourne and Crimson come up as normal reds,
What programme are you using? it most definitely is metallic but as others have pointed out it's quite a mild metallic sometimes when you look at it you can't see the metallic flakes. It's a gorgeous colour though. It's the only thing I miss from my 1 Series :lol:
It does have a pearl tint to it I agree but isn't classed as a metallic colour

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Post by Silverstar » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:27 am

Lynchy wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:26 am
Silverstar wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:17 am
Lynchy wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:48 am


What programme are you using? it most definitely is metallic but as others have pointed out it's quite a mild metallic sometimes when you look at it you can't see the metallic flakes. It's a gorgeous colour though. It's the only thing I miss from my 1 Series :lol:
It does have a pearl tint to it I agree but isn't classed as a metallic colour
When I ordered my 1 Series the brochure stated metallic, so I think it is. It also appears in the configurator under metallics.
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Post by Lynchy » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:28 am

Ok, let's agree to disagree :thumbsup:

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