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Old 01-02-2012, 03:48 PM
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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
I agree. If Audi bothered to make RWD cars, I think they would surpass BMW. I would start to seriously consider Audi if they were RWD. Unfortunately they chose to leave the competition to Mercedes, Jag and Lexus.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:11 PM
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:08 PM
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One more outstanding Individual colour: Frozen Grey
I would love to get my 550i in frozen grey. It is stunning.
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:57 PM
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I would love to get my 550i in frozen grey. It is stunning.
Meh. Never really dug the matte look for paint.
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:59 PM
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You guys are harsh. There's got to be another reason: the cost of crash testing a DSB M Sport, certifying it with CARB, etc. I mean, BMW would never rip us off without a good reason. Would they?
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:03 PM
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Meh. Never really dug the matte look for paint.
+1. To me it looks like a Space Gray that's been driven on salt covered roads all winter without being washed and detailed. Big Yawn. And Frozen Black looks like primer.

Whereas that DSB F11 M Sport is pure Viagra.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:14 PM
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The dealer had a frozen gray car in a month ago. It got your attention, but I think most people would be tired of this in a couple of months. Same for the other matte colors. They are just too trendy.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:51 PM
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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.
If the dealer quoted me $5500 for a paint job I would have told them to take a hike. It's a BMW---not a Ferrari.
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:52 AM
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The dealer had a frozen gray car in a month ago. It got your attention, but I think most people would be tired of this in a couple of months. Same for the other matte colors. They are just too trendy.
You're probably right. Still looks awesome though.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:04 AM
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I once spent something like $2000 on an individual interior on my E39, as an extra over an allready high executive car.
Maybe too much, but the car was special and very good looking.
I still hate myself for trading in that very nice car!
The individual styling is there for the individual, it is up to him whether the steep pricing is wordth it....
Quite a nice marketing tool this individual thing by BMW.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:21 AM
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I really like the champagne quartz and barbera red. But, but, but, not enough to pay an extra $5K for it.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:22 AM
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+1. To me it looks like a Space Gray that's been driven on salt covered roads all winter without being washed and detailed.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:41 AM
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:30 AM
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I love the Frozen Grey....outstanding color
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To me all frozen colors looks like primer. I really dislike shiny trim like chrome on the exterior and interior but I want the paint job to shine. It's an attribute of a well looked after car. Of the frozen colors I prefer the colors that mimic metal, like frozen grey or silver.
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:00 PM
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They're all (except one) M Sport packages... Is that what dealerships are predominately ordering in Europe? Or is that because they're just optioned up?
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:21 PM
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They're all (except one) M Sport packages... Is that what dealerships are predominately ordering in Europe? Or is that because they're just optioned up?
Visiting BMW Dingolfing Production Plant they told us that most F11 are requested with M package.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:26 PM
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To me all frozen colors looks like primer. I really dislike shiny trim like chrome on the exterior and interior but I want the paint job to shine. It's an attribute of a well looked after car. Of the frozen colors I prefer the colors that mimic metal, like frozen grey or silver.
At Dinglofin we were told that all frozen colours are just standard colours without the last ply of glossy lacquer. During the visit of the pain shop you can see that all the cars are with frozen colour after 4 plies of colour. The fifth ply is the hi gloss one. On the end BMW paint less and ask much more money to do that.
Frozen Silver = Titan Silver without gloss ply
Frozen Grey = Space grey without gloss ply
Frozen Blue = Deep Sea Blue without gloss ply
etc.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:08 PM
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Very trendy but can't say I'm a fan. How do you maintian the look, with a steel wool pad? Does rain make it look glossy?
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^ That dark metallic green is very nice!
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:36 PM
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Very trendy but can't say I'm a fan. How do you maintian the look, with a steel wool pad? Does rain make it look glossy?
Agree. Looks interesting at the moment but have to wonder if it will eventually have the appeal of velour shirts and Member's Only jackets.
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+1. To me it looks like a Space Gray that's been driven on salt covered roads all winter without being washed and detailed. Big Yawn. And Frozen Black looks like primer.

Whereas that DSB F11 M Sport is pure Viagra.
That is because frozen grey is space grey without a clear coat on it!
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:51 PM
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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
Your "colours" are showing again you sure know everything about VAG, esp Audi
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:15 AM
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Your "colours" are showing again you sure know everything about VAG, esp Audi
Please enlighten me on what I said wrong. All those statements were facts.

I'm such a BMW hater, right?
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:58 AM
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Please enlighten me on what I said wrong. All those statements were facts.

I'm such a BMW hater, right?
Did I say your points made this time were false?
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