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Ry"c 09-07-2010 02:13 AM

Tasman Green Exterior--Rarest Color?
 
Has anyone taken delivery, ordered, desired, seen in stock or on display Tasman Green exterior on an F10? What is your opinion? In prior posts no one has mentioned owning, ordering or wanting this color. Would like to see stats on colors and interiors priduced in Dingolfing and to which regions. In the U.S. Tasman Green may be quite rare while other countries may like it.

pharding 09-07-2010 05:27 AM

That and Milano Beige seem to be the most rare followed by Cashmere Silver. Personally I really like the buttery silver color of Cashmere Beige.

freberta 09-07-2010 08:05 AM

I saw one at VOB BMW in Maryland a few weeks ago. It has since been sold. I like the color. Very understated. I don't think BMW makes many colors that someone would say are awful. This one surely wasn't awful. If YOU like it, that is all that matters.

Most people like the blacks and the grays. They look great. But everybody has those colors.

I just bought an F10 in Mojave Metallic. Picked it up last Friday. Different. I like it more every day.

Good luck.

vortexx 09-07-2010 09:21 AM

Crevier in Orange County has (or had) a 5 series in Tasman. I think it it a really beautiful color. I have a friend with a 335 in Tasman with Oyster interior. This is a really nice combo. Tasman is not as green in real life as it is in the various photos. In the sun and shade, it is a silvery grey/green with minty overtones. Under artificial light and in photographs the green highlights become more prominent. I considered getting this color, but it is not available with M-Sport.

GJSI 09-07-2010 10:50 AM

Tasman Green 535i
 
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I took delivery of a Tasman Green F10 (oyster/black interior) in July and point-and-shoot pictures are attached. My wife and I really like the color combination and apparently this color is becoming increasingly popular in Europe. Being of British origin I grew up with British Racing Green and I think it makes a nice change from the grey, silver, black and white variations that are more common on the roads.
Incidentally, it rained continuously for 3 days after pick-up in Munich but the car performed flawlessly and everything worked well. I do not have IAS and the steering seemed fine to me, with no pulling to the right. The nav system with HUD is superb and really helped when we were diverted during a storm in the Black Forest due to a road closure. We averaged 25mpg over our 4 day trip but I drove relatively conservatively since the roads were wet and I limited the top speed on the autobahn to 100mph. The car is currently at the prep center and we are looking forward to taking delivery in Monterey.

TMQ 09-07-2010 12:34 PM

I like the Tasman Green color. I guess it's more of a green/gray. I also think it's a better looking color than the traditional deep green. It is more of a modern green color. I also like the mineral green color on the X5, which unfortunately has been discontinued.

Ronsell 09-07-2010 12:46 PM

Tasman Green is an interesting color. I do wish BMW would add a few more exterior colors, though.

TJPark01 09-07-2010 03:03 PM

I do like this color on the F10. However, it's kinda like pizza. Most people are gonna go for the basics, cheese, or pepperoni with mushroom. The green is kinda like a Hawaiian, pineapple and ham, tasty for sure, but not for everyone. Purists will balk and the aftermarket may not be as easy to shift as say the basic blacks or whites, but ultimately if YOU like it, that's all that matters.

GJSI 09-07-2010 04:12 PM

Tasman Green and Pizza
 
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Originally Posted by TJPark01 (Post 5451777)
I do like this color on the F10. However, it's kinda like pizza. Most people are gonna go for the basics, cheese, or pepperoni with mushroom. The green is kinda like a Hawaiian, pineapple and ham, tasty for sure, but not for everyone. Purists will balk and the aftermarket may not be as easy to shift as say the basic blacks or whites, but ultimately if YOU like it, that's all that matters.

TJPark, you must be psychic, since my favorite pizza (honestly) is Hawaiian, with pineapple and ham! Now I know why I was drawn to Tasman Green. As you say, the only thing that matters is whether YOU like it, and I happen to like it a lot.

TJPark01 09-07-2010 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by GJSI (Post 5451962)
TJPark, you must be psychic, since my favorite pizza (honestly) is Hawaiian, with pineapple and ham! Now I know why I was drawn to Tasman Green. As you say, the only thing that matters is whether YOU like it, and I happen to like it a lot.

It's probably more fitting in Monterey, then say Miami or LA. I think it looks great in those pictures with the scenery. What color is the interior?

AzNMpower32 09-07-2010 05:14 PM

Tasman Green is underrated; I've seen it on various BMWs in dealerships and it looks great. It's subdued (so people don't go "Ew that's a green car!") but has a nice light green tone that differentiates it from the sea of grays, silvers, and blacks.

Munich77 09-07-2010 05:26 PM

That color looks great. I love green cars. The color is definitely unique - I think more than half of the BMWs out there are some shade of grey.

TJPark01 09-07-2010 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Munich77 (Post 5452135)
That color looks great. I love green cars. The color is definitely unique - I think more than half of the BMWs out there are some shade of grey.

There's a reason for this. There are only a handful of colors that don't make a car look silly. Red for example only works on small cars,coupes or sports cars. A red 5 series would look a bit odd. Even when I see a car that can pull off something like yellow. I still think to myself, "Oh look that guy bought a Mucielago, in banana."

GJSI 09-07-2010 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by TJPark01 (Post 5451998)
It's probably more fitting in Monterey, then say Miami or LA. I think it looks great in those pictures with the scenery. What color is the interior?

The interior is oyster/black dakota and it seems to complement the Tasman Green very well. I left the interior color choice to my wife since I've learnt from past experience, after 37 years of marriage, to never argue with my wife over colors! I thought about ordering the anthracite headliner but I balked at paying extra for it since it's standard on my wife's VW GTI which I purchased for considerably less than half the cost of the F10. I do resent paying extra for leather, i-pod connectivity, anthracite headliner etc. I also noticed when driving in the rain in Europe that the F10 does not have the very effective articulated windscreen wiper mechanism that I had on my previous 540i and 745i and I attribute this to cost-cutting. I spoke with a senior executive friend at BMW when I picked up the car at the Welt and indicated that I am a longtime BMW fan and chose the F10 over the Mercedes and Audi competition but I do think that BMW is nickel-and-diming its customers by charging extra for many options that are becoming standard on lesser vehicles. There's also a problem when the combination of options becomes so complicated that the BMW dealership has a problem explaining it to the customer. This was certainly true during the F10 introduction and I would have been considerably less informed about the car were it not for the discussions here in the Bimmerfest forum.

Munich77 09-07-2010 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by TJPark01 (Post 5452152)
There's a reason for this. There are only a handful of colors that don't make a car look silly. Red for example only works on small cars,coupes or sports cars. A red 5 series would look a bit odd. Even when I see a car that can pull off something like yellow. I still think to myself, "Oh look that guy bought a Mucielago, in banana."

That is funny that you mentioned red... I love the burgundy metallic that BMW has (Barbera Red) and if I had custom ordered my E60, it would have been in that color.

TJPark01 09-07-2010 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Munich77 (Post 5452724)
That is funny that you mentioned red... I love the burgundy metallic that BMW has (Barbera Red) and if I had custom ordered my E60, it would have been in that color.

Burgundy does work in large sedans. I like that with the Venetian Beige interiors. But straight red looks misplaced unless you're rocking an M3 or equivalent.

CarBrain 09-08-2010 04:40 PM

I am actually considering the Tasman Green as my top choice color for the F10 550i.

In San Diego, it is very rare to see the F10 550i. In fact, I have not seen it in person outside of the BMW car dealership.

Now combine the 550i with the Tasman Green color, it would be like I was driving a Ferrari F430 in San Diego.

CarBrain 09-08-2010 04:42 PM

GJSI,

Could you post more picture of your car? I love the Tashman Green color.

Can you also take pictures of the interior? I am trying to decide what is the best interior color that go with the Tasman Green.

Thanks.

GJSI 09-09-2010 10:55 PM

More on Tasman Green
 
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Originally Posted by CarBrain (Post 5454859)
GJSI,

Could you post more picture of your car? I love the Tashman Green color.

Can you also take pictures of the interior? I am trying to decide what is the best interior color that go with the Tasman Green.

Thanks.

My car was supposed to be delivered from the prep center yesterday but it apparently missed the truck and now won't be arriving until next week. Unfortunately, due to my travel schedule, I won't be able to pick up the car for another 2 weeks. My dealer doesn't seem to mind holding the car for me as he says there's a lot of interest in seeing a Tasman Green F10.
Meanwhile, attached are more pictures taken on our ED trip but bear in mind that the car was quite dirty after 2 days of heavy rain. I'll post some better pictures after I get the car in my possession. The interior is Oyster/Black Dakota with Dark Wood. Oyster seems to tone very well with Tasman Green. I think an Anthracite headliner and Anthracite trim would also look good.
TJPark has made some interesting observations on the subject of color in his earlier comments in this thread. As he indicated, different colors suit different cars and different environments. The demographics of the owner also play a role. I am in my sixties but still enjoy driving. I have had several silver and white BMW's in the past and thought the colors looked great but I felt like a change. I almost went with another color (which I will not mention) but felt that too many people were ordering it. I only looked seriously at Tasman Green after someone posted that it was an awful color for a BMW. Admittedly it doesn't look good on the BMW configurator as the color is hard to reproduce on a computer monitor. A better indication of the color is shown in the attached picture of the Tasman Green painted sphere taken at the BMW Welt. To my eyes, Tasman Green seems to highlight the contours of the F10 better than many other colors and it also makes the car appear smaller than it really is. It's an elegant, understated color and blends in well with the surroundings. You're also unlikely to see a similar one parked in the same carpark! These are qualities that appeal to me but color is a subjective and personal thing. The great yacht designer Nathanael Herreshof is reputed to have said that there are only 2 colors for a yacht hull - white and black - and then added that only a fool would choose black! I'm having a boat built right now and I have chosen a Grey hull so I don't know what he'd make of that choice! In the end choose what YOU like and don't be afraid to be different. It's what makes life interesting.

sirgrotius 09-11-2010 01:02 PM

I really, really like that color. I drive a jet black and with the little nicks I'm definitely thinking about changing things up next time around.

markl53 09-11-2010 01:27 PM

Sometimes there is another reason why a color is "rare"....Tasman, for me, is too similar to the previous light green color on the 3 series, mostly chosen by blond women paired with the beige or oyster interior, per my sales person.

1985mb 09-11-2010 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by TJPark01 (Post 5452787)
Burgundy does work in large sedans. I like that with the Venetian Beige interiors. But straight red looks misplaced unless you're rocking an M3 or equivalent.

x2

CarBrain 09-11-2010 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by markl53 (Post 5461764)
Sometimes there is another reason why a color is "rare"....Tasman, for me, is too similar to the previous light green color on the 3 series, mostly chosen by blond women paired with the beige or oyster interior, per my sales person.

My wife is a brunette and I also have black hair. I think we would feel just fine driving a Tasman Green F10 550i :)

mdspadeccom 09-11-2010 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by TJPark01 (Post 5452787)
Burgundy does work in large sedans. I like that with the Venetian Beige interiors. But straight red looks misplaced unless you're rocking an M3 or equivalent.

We almost decided not to buy the new 2011 535i because the Maroon color was not available. We've had three in a row 5's with Burgundy/Maroon + tan leather and really loved them. Grey, grey, grey, silver, grey, black ... pretty bland, if classic.

m.

markl53 09-12-2010 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by mdspadeccom (Post 5462760)
Grey, grey, grey, silver, grey, black ... pretty bland, if classic.

Yeah, I kind of know what you mean. I'm on my 3rd Black Sapphire BMW. I just couldn't decide what other color -- the problem is, so many look good. Yesterday I saw a Deep Sea Blue 528i at my dealer, it was actually beautiful as well. I had seen a 328i in that color and thought it might be too vivid, but it looked great on the 5. Decisions, decisions...


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