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Old 09-21-2011, 04:54 PM
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Orion Silver where/what are you?

So haunting a few BMW dealers lots for the last several months I spotted only one 2011 Z4with the Orion Silver color. Supposedly it looks like silver in bright sun and beige in the shade. I saw one on the net with a red interior. Is it a popular color that sells out immediately or is it a low volume seller? Anyone own one or know about it and will it be contiued in 2012??
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:00 PM
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Plenty of pics here to check out

http://e89.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=244567

Sorry, no clue as to whether OS will continue on 2012 models
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:36 AM
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So haunting a few BMW dealers lots for the last several months I spotted only one 2011 Z4with the Orion Silver color. Supposedly it looks like silver in bright sun and beige in the shade. I saw one on the net with a red interior. Is it a popular color that sells out immediately or is it a low volume seller? Anyone own one or know about it and will it be contiued in 2012??
Curious Mike
To me.. it looks like champagne in all light...

The last one I knew about was at BMW of South Atlanta... Adrian Avila is a sponsor of BimmerFest..

It was still there as of Labor Day..

I don't think it is all that popular..
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:12 PM
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:03 PM
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I recall seeing the Orion Silver back when I purchased my Deep Sea Blue back in 2009.
That color seems to take on an ever so slight pinkish hue or rosy glow in the sunlight.

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Old 09-24-2011, 05:03 AM
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I recall seeing the Orion Silver back when I purchased my Deep Sea Blue back in 2009.
That color seems to take on an ever so slight pinkish hue or rosy glow in the sunlight.

I have an Orion Silver and while it does sometimes have a more silvery appearance in some lighting and champagne in other lighting, it does not ever appear to have any slight pinkish hue or rosy glow in the sunlight. In bright sunlight it appears silver with a slight bronze tint.

I know where you are coming from with the pinkish hue. It seems like that comes through only in certain lighting in some amateur photos. I saw BMWS's initial press releases as well as the sales brochure and fell in love with the color. I then started seeing owners photos online and saw the slight pinkish hue and had to re-think my color choice. I then found one at a local dealer and observed it in different lighting and I did not see any pinkish hue so I ordered mine in Orion Silver and obviously have seen it in all different lighting and have not observed any rosy glow. I have however, observed it in some pictures that I have taken.
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:55 AM
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I have an Orion Silver and while it does sometimes have a more silvery appearance in some lighting and champagne in other lighting, it does not ever appear to have any slight pinkish hue or rosy glow in the sunlight. In bright sunlight it appears silver with a slight bronze tint.

I know where you are coming from with the pinkish hue. It seems like that comes through only in certain lighting in some amateur photos. I saw BMWS's initial press releases as well as the sales brochure and fell in love with the color. I then started seeing owners photos online and saw the slight pinkish hue and had to re-think my color choice. I then found one at a local dealer and observed it in different lighting and I did not see any pinkish hue so I ordered mine in Orion Silver and obviously have seen it in all different lighting and have not observed any rosy glow. I have however, observed it in some pictures that I have taken.
It appears as a pinkish hue to some during certain lighting, to the naked eye. It was over 2years ago, so my memory could be wrong as it may not have been during bright sunlight. I've not seen one since.

Regardless, I thought all the colors the Orion Silver projected looked good on the Z4. The same color on an SUV - not so much. Certain colors just look good on specific cars.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:38 PM
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Man, colors are so subjective. OS was at the bottom of my list and I ended up on an Alpine white which I think shows the lines best on the car but I'm sure the previous poster with the OS thinks his does. I bought a yellow Gallardo which looks fantastic in that color but I do not like the new yellow on the Z4 at all. It's funny how some cars look great in one color and another car looks better in a totally different color. In the end you just have to please yourself!
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:09 PM
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Have not seen another one in my area - great color - always looks clean -

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Old 10-18-2011, 12:06 PM
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orion silver is a dull color its not on demmand thats why you wont see alot of them at the dealer.a fiasco for BMW.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:52 PM
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orion silver is a dull color its not on demmand thats why you wont see alot of them at the dealer.a fiasco for BMW.
A fiasco for BMW? What planet are you from? Orion Silver was exclusive to the Z4 until the launch of the new 6 series this year and what color did they choose for all their advertising both on television and brochures? Orion Silver. I rest my case.

Sure, it is not for everyone, but it is far from being dull or a fiasco. If it was a fiasco, as you state, they would have pulled it from the color option after the first year, but here we are in the fourth model year and they are still offering it and are including it for the new 6 series as well. Get your facts straight before you post.
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:06 PM
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Could work on a 5 serie or in big luxoboat like the 7 series but but look fade on the z.as for introduction color go to your dealer and pick a sales brochure of the new x1 its the uglyest shade of brown i had seen in my life.another fiasco for bmw!
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:09 PM
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Could work on a 5 serie or in big luxoboat like the 7 series but but look fade on the z.as for introduction color go to your dealer and pick a sales brochure of the new x1 its the uglyest shade of brown i had seen in my life.another fiasco for bmw!


You've dissed 7 series owners, future X1 (Brown) owners and Z4 (Orion Silver) owners.

Are there any others? You may as well vent all your very personal, highly subjective color or other opinions now.
"Fiasco"? Really?
Now the DeLorean was a Fiasco

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Old 09-08-2012, 10:01 AM
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gee. nobody here seems to have strong opinions anymore. lol. opinions are just that & are a dime a dozen have yourown but,az34, respect others if u want it too
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:49 PM
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I hunted for orion silver with white/beige interior, as on a personal taste basis, I think it is a brilliant combination, having said this I went looking for a white interior and the only colour available at the time was Black Sapphire, (which is a dime a dozen colour as there is a vast number BMWs are on the road here in the UK!!) Having said this polished there is no better colour than black sapphire sadly it lasts 10 secs before the car gets dirty and it shows everything AAAAAAAAAAAArgh! but I still like her !!!!
But the white interior always makes me smile when I get in, and once in you can't see the outside.......
Funny story I went to a motoring event (goodwood festival) parked in a car park which was a field, looked at all the location markers for my return! When returning to my car the field now had thousands of cars parked and a lot of the location markers had been knocked over etc...... 2 hrs later having walked for miles up and down the lanes (blazing sunshine) looking for my car I realised how many black, kidney grilled BMW cars there are, all of them not mine!!! and then the Z4 being so low could not see it even tried raising the roof to find it!!!! to no avail....... save to say I did find it but what a lesson in colours and BMW I had !!!!!!!! BLack aaargh
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:32 PM
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Ummmm take a look at my signature.

Orion Silver and Coral Red. I looked around for months and found one thing that jumped out at me.

there were only two colors that really accented the lines of the car. Orion Silver and Alpine White. I couldnt find an alpine white so I took the Oprion Silver. I must say I am very happy with my choice.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:26 PM
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I leased one in April. I like the color a lot and it is easy to keep looking clean.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:25 AM
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exactly why I picked the color too - keep the wheels clean - and the car looks clean - also a sophisticated color for a sports car - not the usual black, read, white, silver or blue !

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:44 AM
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Saw a new F30 328i in this color recently at our dealer, both my wife and I almost simultaneously said "wow" and it's because we both think it's a great looking color. Unfortunately I'm looking at an M Sport 335i which does not have this color as an option otherwise I'd be all over Orion Silver and Red Interior.

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