Red is the most functional color. I like it.
I may be in the minority - but I hate the pale red dash/instrument lighting that BMW has used for decades. I think the M cars have white lighting (which I prefer) but the rest use the same red from 1980.
I haven't looked at the brand new 3 series - I hope they've changed it.
Now a days a VW or Hyundai or Kia has much better dash/instrument lighting.
Anyone else feel this way?
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As someone that drives with his interior lights turned down very low, I find the BMW red to be most unobtrusive and easy to ignore while I focus on looking where I'm going.
it's not a photoshop, I checked the pixels.
• ) ) )But have you seen a few photoshops in your time?
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I like red/amber in my 128i. As others already said it has been scientifically established as the best colour for human vision. In combination with easy-to-read fonts it results in the best gauges in the industry. That means it only takes a fraction of a second to get a reading off of them. Furthermore: this colour/font combination has been used for decades in BMWs and such continuity establishes brand identity which in turn leads to brand loyalty.