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      07-06-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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Color advice.

Hows it going, going with a sapphire black x6 maybe will change it to carbon not sure yet. Anyone have any advice on the interior Oyster or Ivory and what trim? Thanks appreciate it.
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Carbon is a much more unique color. BSM is everywhere (I believe the most popular BMW color).
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Carbon is a much more unique color. BSM is everywhere (I believe the most popular BMW color).
I spent awhile on this one. Started asking every salesman I could find, then asked customers, then started calling other dealers. Every single person said get Carbon Black. As for interior, anything that light scares me, but as for trim, your options are limited. Only a light wood or aluminum goes with that. A lot of people seem to complain about fingerprinting and scratching on the aluminum.
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I spent awhile on this one. Started asking every salesman I could find, then asked customers, then started calling other dealers. Every single person said get Carbon Black. As for interior, anything that light scares me, but as for trim, your options are limited. Only a light wood or aluminum goes with that. A lot of people seem to complain about fingerprinting and scratching on the aluminum.
I had the Alum on my M5 - no issues with scratching or fingerprinting. The dark wood on my X6 however shows a LOT of finger prints. Still, I think that the dark wood with the lighter color interior really looks nice.
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What do you guys think oyster vs ivory?
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Looking at carbon a bit more it looks dark blue instead of black, which I am not sure I like on the sun. Still cant decide between ivory white or oyster interior though. Thanks.
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      07-08-2012, 02:28 AM   #7
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As a guy who's been in an extended time in a BMW with Oyster, Cream Beige, and Sand Beige (working on this color as we speak), I can tell you there's nothing wrong with light interiors. Light carpeting however... jesus christ
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I like contrast, but that's just me. I'd go for ivory white with carbon black.

Pictures don't do it justice. You have to see it in person; it's a dark bluish tint in the sunlight, but black as night after dusk.
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It does look dark blue when you get close to it. From a distance its a shiny dark black look. It'll be awesome at night ! I'd get it
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Looking at carbon a bit more it looks dark blue instead of black, which I am not sure I like on the sun. Still cant decide between ivory white or oyster interior though. Thanks.
If you look at a carbon black and sapphire black BMW sitting next to each other, you see a blueish hue where the sun is reflecting the light, but the rest of the car still seems black. At night it just looks black. Don't even try to look at it through pictures. I spent weeks playing that game. Then I went to the dealer where they had the two colors parked outside next to each other. I stared at them for 30 minutes. The longer you look at it, the more it intrigues you.
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      07-13-2012, 11:52 PM   #11
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Want a darker car so guess sapphire works great, since jet black is a pain. Thanks.
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You can't go wrong with either one. If I hadn't decided on going for something a little more unique, I would have flipped a coin.
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      07-14-2012, 01:10 AM   #13
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Anything but black. It hides all the body lines, even on Carbon black. Black rims are even more terrible, and I can't believe people think they look good, with everything blacked out. To each his own though.
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With a bit more than a week left till my production week, I am still trying to decide on the color. Even thought about going white a few times. Tough choices lol.
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Last week is the worse. I was actually relieved once it hit the point of no return. I think White looks fantastic, I was just concerned it would be a bit feminine. I saw one in person and it took me days to get my mind off it. Ultimately, you can't go wrong with White, Carbon, or Sapphire. Good luck!
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Well if you ask me I always prefer dark grey or copper brown but of latest carbon black is going. I guess it will look perfect on any BMW or any other car. It will look classy and chose nude colors for the interiors. Silver is the best option for the trims and avoid using aluminum coating as it will result in corrosion and scratches.
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