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dbs600 01-24-2013 11:10 PM

Whoever ordered this 7 knew what he was doing!
 
Alpina B7 LWB xDrive Individual(!!!):

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ultim...item3f2174642a

Deutsch100 01-25-2013 06:56 AM

The exterior is really gorgeous, and I have done so and could live with the ultra light leather....but never, never, never the light carpets! Big No No!! Carpets and door rests, arm rests must be dark. This car will look dirty inside in a matter of weeks, with or w/o kids. Yikes!!

jdefg2000 01-25-2013 07:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Deutsch100 (Post 7336967)
The exterior is really gorgeous, and I have done so and could live with the ultra light leather....but never, never, never the light carpets! Big No No!! Carpets and door rests, arm rests must be dark. This car will look dirty inside in a matter of weeks, with or w/o kids. Yikes!!

that's the problem i've always had....i love light interiors...but a lot of works and stress to keep looking nice...

dbs600 01-25-2013 08:28 AM

Agree on the light interior, wouldn't be for me either, but certainly admire it. Floor mats are probably in the trunk, so as to not dirty them, but suppose owner can purchase black ones, which wouldn't detract from the look. Love the light/dark contrast of the interior.

ChrisF01 01-25-2013 09:59 AM

x3 on the light interiors

If I drove <10k mi/year I'd go for one. I drive too much, and im anal/borderline OCD about my cars as it is, I'd go nuts trying to keep the armrests, carpets, seats clean and unmarked - yikes

Just to give you an idea; I keep a toothbrush in my glove compartment - to detail and get rid of dust in very tight areas haha, perfection or nothing!

SnakeDoc 01-25-2013 10:08 AM

Simply a beautiful car.

chrischeung 01-25-2013 10:57 AM

My take on light interiors. I have had a 535i with full beige interior, 335i with vanilla/black 2 tone, 750 now with oyster/black 2 tone. I have 2 boys under 8, I let them eat and drink in the car, but always make sure they have enough napkins, drinks sealed etc. They don't throw food around, but accidents sometimes happen, and naturally you get crumbs etc.

The full beige interior I had for 2 years. Seats looked fine, but the carpets and mats definitely showed up dirt. I never did any steam clean or something excessive, but I get the feeling that it would not be 100% cleanable - perhaps up to 90%. Definitely a lot of work. Scuff marks on the plastics could probably come out 95% with the right Lexol and elbow grease. Now to the leather. I think I could get out at least 98%, if not 100% of all marks that weren't made with anything short of a permanent marker. I just use Lexol cleaner and conditioner. New dark jeans definitely do transfer a little dye, but that comes out with Lexol. I try and avoid that with my "cape" solution (tuck a pillow case into the back of your pants like a cape). I clean the interiour about 3 times a year? I've had the 750 almost a year, and the leather looks almost as good as the day out of the factory (except for usual wear).

Bottom line, if you are leasing - why not. If keeping it for a long time, at the least go 2 tone and expect a little more work (not a whole lot). If you don't mind all black, that's probably the least overhead intensive.

Individual750LI 01-25-2013 10:58 AM

Had to get black floor mats! But it's hard to find a loaded sample of a B7!

Leslierc 01-25-2013 03:02 PM

A magnificent car except for those light colored (looks more ivory than white) door panels and carpets...not very practical in my opinion. Also, I have to admit that if were spending $154K on a car, I might not be willing to go that large on a B7.

Deutsch100 01-25-2013 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by ChrisF02 (Post 7337431)
x3 on the light interiors

If I drove <10k mi/year I'd go for one. I drive too much, and im anal/borderline OCD about my cars as it is, I'd go nuts trying to keep the armrests, carpets, seats clean and unmarked - yikes

Just to give you an idea; I keep a toothbrush in my glove compartment - to detail and get rid of dust in very tight areas haha, perfection or nothing!

I keep a Swifter duster in the side door compartment to remove dust from instruments, dials, knobs... and there is a microfiber towel in the glovebox, center console and in the trunk is a CA car duster, Quick mist detailer, glass cleaner, glass cleaning towels and microfiber towels for the detailer mist!!! :D:yikes:

peace2peep 01-30-2013 07:32 PM

I bet they ordered it and when they saw the carpets they freaked!

dbs600 01-30-2013 08:15 PM

I have an Amaro Brown interior and wouldn't go lighter, but as long as jeans aren't regularly worn and black floor mats are used, the interior of this B7 shouldn't be too great of a problem for the average owner.

dbs600 02-16-2013 10:22 PM

Top-of-the-line, not sure what they were thinking with the headrests though:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2013-...item5652e6e087

wantmy1stbmw 02-20-2013 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by dbs600 (Post 7349833)
I have an Amaro Brown interior and wouldn't go lighter, but as long as jeans aren't regularly worn and black floor mats are used, the interior of this B7 shouldn't be too great of a problem for the average owner.

What should people that wear jeans a lot do ?!? I would be worried that the dye won't be able to come off o_O

What do u guys clean your seats with currently ?

dbs600 02-20-2013 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by wantmy1stbmw (Post 7394411)
What should people that wear jeans a lot do?

Get a different color. ;)

sea6speed 02-20-2013 11:01 PM

Beaverton never struck me as a place to drive around in a $150k car.

wantmy1stbmw 02-21-2013 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by dbs600 (Post 7394521)
Get a different color. ;)

Lol love the sense of humor lolol

repstein 02-21-2013 03:36 AM

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Originally Posted by peace2peep (Post 7349720)
I bet they ordered it and when they saw the carpets they freaked!

Same thing happened with one of my 2011 750s. The car came in with the oyster instead of oyster and black. The dealer screwed up. Car was loaded. They didn't care. They just ordered a new one for me without hesitation.

Randy

sdadept 02-21-2013 11:12 PM

really nice. I love the light interior. I've owned black interiors and I just don't like them.


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