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Bikey
06-27-2011, 07:26 PM
I am thinking of getting rid of my 2011 535 and buying a 6. After a year with the 5 I miss my '06 650 much more than I thought I would.

A few options are easy - I want cold weather, sound and driver assistance (I like toys), and the leather instrument panel. Can't decide on ceramic controls (because I haven't seen them) and ARS.

THe other decision that is harder than I thought is color. My 5 is Imperial blue/Oyster. Although I like the light interior, I think it is harder to keep clean. My 6 was Titanium Silver with black interior. I love that color combination, but don't know if I want to go back to what I had for almost 5 years. For some reason I think the car looks better in lighter colors. Anyone have thoughts (need I ask?) about these choices:

- Titanium silver/red
- Titanium silver/black
- Vermillion red/black
- White/black
- White/red
- Orion silver/black

I like the red interior, but I have not seen it in person and don't want something that is too red. I've also not seen the car in vermillion red, but I have always liked dark reds.

:dunno:

Twinllamas
06-28-2011, 07:32 AM
Not sure if the Vermillion Red is anywhere close to the Fox Red offered in other models, but the Fox Red looks AMAZING with a white exterior. Our 650i is Jet Black with Ivory and has a nice contrast due to the dash and console beng black. Kinda the two-tone deal available on M's..

Sandlapper
06-28-2011, 10:27 AM
Bikey,
I've ordered a new 650i coupe. Sold my '08 650i coupe space gray with black interior. Toughest part was what color to order for the F12. I've seen the black on black F13s and white on white F13s but none of the other combinations except in pictures.
So for now I've ordered the black metallic with black interior. I was thinking about the cinnamon interior but without seeing the real thing, I just don't know.
Good luck with your combos.

Current
2011 535i black metallic/black interior P1&2, sport package, cold weather, premium sound
Past
2008 650i coupe space gray/black
2007 335i coupe space gray/black 6spd

unclebnz
07-14-2011, 09:57 AM
I placed my order sight unseen. Call me crazy, but I choose vermilion red on vermilion red. I felt the black trim would tone down the contrast. Will post pictures when the car arrives.

Twinllamas
07-14-2011, 02:19 PM
I NEED to see this car when you get it! I love a red exterior and considered the red interior on our Jet Black Cv but NEVER considered red on red.
POST POST POST!

jettie1767
07-14-2011, 05:30 PM
I took delivery of my 650 today. My color combo is black sapphire and cinnamon. It looks pretty good.

Twinllamas
07-15-2011, 05:41 AM
Enjoy! I have been sleeping in mine! (kidding) My wife says I spend more time with it than I do with her... and she bought it for me!

RocX6
07-15-2011, 10:41 AM
I'm very partial to silver/black and my last couple of cars were that combo. I got my new 6 in Titanium/Black. Here's a pic, along with a pic of the black ceramic controls which look fantastic in my opinion if you're trying to reduce the chrome/silver in the cabin. It's 5 pieces, shifter, MMI, 2 climate control and volume knobs.
My dealer had a Space Gray on the floor over black. That would be my second choice.

JMK
07-16-2011, 05:24 PM
it will be interesting to hear your impressions of the new 6 vs the Vantage! I am considering a Vantage, 6er or wait for the grand coupe!

bigdgpa
07-17-2011, 02:37 AM
I vote White over red!!! :thumbup:

lsleelee
07-17-2011, 08:49 AM
I took delivery of my 650 today. My color combo is black sapphire and cinnamon. It looks pretty good.

wtb pics

jettie1767
07-17-2011, 01:36 PM
Here it is....

dkreidel
07-17-2011, 02:00 PM
along with a pic of the black ceramic controls which look fantastic in my opinion if you're trying to reduce the chrome/silver in the cabin. It's 5 pieces, shifter, MMI, 2 climate control and volume knob.

It astounds me I can not get BMW to sell me the ceramic controls on my manual trans 650 vert. I would be very happy to pay full price for the option and have them do whatever with the shift knob. I guess I can try to do this through the parts department, but who knows what that might cost?? :yikes:

Oh, mine will be white over cinnamon.

unclebnz
08-03-2011, 08:17 PM
My car is in but I can't pick up till the 12th of this month. Will post pics as soon as I get it

TopDownInFL
08-04-2011, 12:19 PM
it will be interesting to hear your impressions of the new 6 vs the Vantage! I am considering a Vantage, 6er or wait for the grand coupe!

+1 - I'd like to hear your opinion, RocX6.

Bikey
08-05-2011, 08:22 PM
The ceramic controls look great. My last 650 was T silver/black, so I don't want to do that combo again. I'm leaning toward vermillion red/black. Went back to drive the car again today. Definitely want to buy it.

unclebnz
08-15-2011, 09:48 PM
Picking it up on Friday. My Friend at the dealership sent me these pics.:rofl:

TopDownInFL
08-16-2011, 05:52 AM
Picking it up on Friday. My Friend at the dealership sent me these pics.:rofl:

Stunning. Absolutely stunning.

JMK
08-27-2011, 09:31 AM
that is awesome! Perfect choices! Now, let's add the Msport package and the B&O option to the cab and I'm ready to order!