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///Marco.it 12-29-2011 09:36 AM

BMW 5er Individual colours
 
This afternoon, arriving to Munich, I paid a visit to BMW Niderlassung and found some 5er with amazing colours. Each of these Individual colours cost 4.900 extra.

Individual Victoria Orange
http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/6250/img1607n.jpg

Individual Cognac
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/5439/img1608uo.jpg

Individual Kastanienbraun
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/1445/img1610i.jpg

Me530 12-29-2011 09:46 AM

I really wish we could get the wagon! :( Thanks for sharing the pictures, the colors are beautiful!

Stealth.Pilot 12-29-2011 09:52 AM

Did you see any blues? e.g. velvet blue?

///Marco.it 12-29-2011 10:01 AM

Nope.

sdg1871 12-29-2011 10:11 AM

I am loving the orange

tjangi 12-29-2011 11:09 AM

Not feeling it, sorry. It is cool that they offer these colors tho. Any idea what color the X3 or X5 is? (in the picture the car is behind the orange beemer). Is it flat black?

AutoUnion 12-29-2011 11:14 AM

I want that Individual Kastanienbraun 530d

mgcyr 12-29-2011 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by tjangi (Post 6529755)
Not feeling it, sorry. It is cool that they offer these colors tho. Any idea what color the X3 or X5 is? (in the picture the car is behind the orange beemer). Is it flat black?

Agreed, they seem kind of unappealing to me.

On the other hand, that flat colour (I think it's black or brown) is really cool looking.

///Marco.it 12-29-2011 02:53 PM

It is a matte colour called, I think, frozen brown.

innerloop 12-29-2011 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by mgcyr (Post 6529791)
Agreed, they seem kind of unappealing to me.

On the other hand, that flat colour (I think it's black or brown) is really cool looking.

Our local dealership has a 3-series with that paint job. Its pretty striking. I think they perhaps did it locally as an aftermarket thing, rather than a factor thing.

While it looks cool in a showroom, not sure how I'd like it in my garage for several years.

BMW really isn't on the cutting edge, IMO, when it comes to color options. I think Audi does a better job offering up interesting non-mainstream options. BMW tends to pay things too conservatively, even when offering "Individual" colors. Not to say I would buy some of the more garish Audi offerings, but they do spice up the line-up a bit.

ozarkgolfer 12-29-2011 04:13 PM

My wife drives a 'Rame' (burnt orange) Fiat 500 which looks pretty cool but I'm not in love with the 5er in that hue. I like the Kastanienbraun 5er shown above.

http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/2011-cas-paint-16.jpg

mgcyr 12-29-2011 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by innerloop (Post 6530287)
Our local dealership has a 3-series with that paint job. Its pretty striking. I think they perhaps did it locally as an aftermarket thing, rather than a factor thing.

While it looks cool in a showroom, not sure how I'd like it in my garage for several years.

I hear you. I have no idea. It would be cool to see how the look holds up after a few years of real life driving.

tjangi 12-29-2011 05:41 PM

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On the other hand, that flat colour (I think it's black or brown) is really cool looking.
I saw this car at BMW Morristown. The buyer is a car collector/investor. The car will be stored and never driven :cry:

http://www.caranddriver.com/news/201...-black-edition

ksz 12-30-2011 05:37 AM

I saw the new Audi A6 in a shade of orange recently in Dresden (45 minutes from Frankfurt by air). If I were in the market for one, that would be my color of choice. It was spectacular without being extravagant, but I wasn't fast enough to pull out my camera and snap a picture. It's not one of the standard colors (at least in the US).

5fix 12-30-2011 05:57 AM

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Originally Posted by tjangi (Post 6529755)
Not feeling it, sorry. It is cool that they offer these colors tho. Any idea what color the X3 or X5 is? (in the picture the car is behind the orange beemer). Is it flat black?

I think it is frozen bronze, the same color of the Gran Coupe in all of the photos when it was intorduced. If you go the the BMW UK configurator for the Gran Coupe, frozen bronze is an available individual color.

innerloop 12-30-2011 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by 5fix (Post 6531332)
I think it is frozen bronze, the same color of the Gran Coupe in all of the photos when it was intorduced. If you go the the BMW UK configurator for the Gran Coupe, frozen bronze is an available individual color.

I believe the color of the M3 in the showroom at Sonnen BMW in Marin was "Frozen Silver". Quite a head-turner. But not cheap.

///Marco.it 01-02-2012 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Stealth.Pilot (Post 6529601)
Did you see any blues? e.g. velvet blue?

This is the only blue I saw on the new 5 series; Individual Deep See Blue.

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/5/img1637e.jpg

///Marco.it 01-02-2012 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mgcyr (Post 6529791)
Agreed, they seem kind of unappealing to me.

On the other hand, that flat colour (I think it's black or brown) is really cool looking.

I have double checked and the X5 is Frozen Black.

///Marco.it 01-02-2012 02:42 PM

And here is one more: Individual Champagne Quartz Metallic.

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/9813/img1640ee.jpg

AutoUnion 01-02-2012 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by ///Marco.it (Post 6536977)
This is the only blue I saw on the new 5 series; Individual Deep See Blue.

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/5/img1637e.jpg

I don't see why this would be an Individual color, when it is a stock X5/6 color. More specifically, it is a "Priority One" color with Vermillion Red. Doesn't cost anything extra

Stealth.Pilot 01-02-2012 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AutoUnion (Post 6537023)
I don't see why this would be an Individual color, when it is a stock X5/6 color. More specifically, it is a "Priority One" color with Vermillion Red. Doesn't cost anything extra

It's a stock F10 color too. But if you want it on an M-Sport F10 then it becomes an Individual color. They quoted me $5500 extra for a Deep Sea Blue 550i M-Sport. Naturally I went with imperial blue instead.

BMW being a bunch of money grabbing bastards if you ask me.

DreamCar 01-02-2012 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Stealth.Pilot (Post 6537029)
It's a stock F10 color too. But if you want it on an M-Sport F10 then it becomes an Individual color. They quoted me $5500 extra for a Deep Sea Blue 550i M-Sport. Naturally I went with imperial blue instead.

BMW being a bunch of money grabbing bastards if you ask me.

Stingy nickel and diming money grabbing bastards

Stealth.Pilot 01-02-2012 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DreamCar (Post 6537034)
Stingy nickel and diming money grabbing bastards

Yeah I mean seriously - if you are building to order anyway, they should comp you DSB on an M-Sport F10. It costs them nothing - no tooling nothing. They even make this body shape in DSB for other markets. It's not like anybody is paying up the $5500 - this is simply rigidity at the expense of customer satisfaction.

I have friends with Mercedes who have been able to get non-standard paint/interior combinations for free on cars that were build to order. Audi charges a reasonable $3k for any color in the VAG portfolio (i.e. real custom color choice).

DreamCar 01-02-2012 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stealth.Pilot (Post 6537043)
Yeah I mean seriously - if you are building to order anyway, they should comp you DSB on an M-Sport F10. It costs them nothing - no tooling nothing. They even make this body shape in DSB for other markets. It's not like anybody is paying up the $5500 - this is simply rigidity at the expense of customer satisfaction.

I have friends with Mercedes who have been able to get non-standard paint/interior combinations for free on cars that were build to order. Audi charges a reasonable $3k for any color in the VAG portfolio (i.e. real custom color choice).

i know our fellow festers gets upset if we say Audi is better with this packaging but that's the truth!

couple of grands for freaking soft close doors?? come on BMWNA!

AutoUnion 01-02-2012 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Stealth.Pilot (Post 6537029)
BMW being a bunch of money grabbing bastards if you ask me.

Wow, that is pathetic.

No wonder BMW's profit margins are so high and they can offer such huge incentives. They rip us off every way they can.

There is no reason why little things like heated seats, leather, bluetooth, etc should be optional extras.

Audi charges $3k for ANY color in the VAG color collection (truly custom) and I bet MB is reasonable too. $5,500 just because you also paid them more money to get the M-Sport is just greedy


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