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X1 E84 (2011 - current)
The new to the US BMW X1 will arrive at BMW dealers in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year. Get your X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or get the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i dDrive.

View Poll Results: Which color X1 did you order?
Marrakesh Brown 4 3.42%
Sparkling Bronze 3 2.56%
Midnight Blue 14 11.97%
Deep Sea Blue 8 6.84%
Valencia Orange 18 15.38%
Glacier Silver 6 5.13%
Cashmere Silver 5 4.27%
Black 12 10.26%
White 22 18.80%
Mineral Grey 16 13.68%
Le Mans Blue 9 7.69%
Voters: 117. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-06-2012, 10:09 PM
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I was surprised to see midnight blue doing so well in the poll. Maybe the fact that it's not very common (only available on the 6 series I think) makes midnight more desirable than deep sea?

It does have very nice hues though:


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Old 10-07-2012, 08:27 AM
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Edmunds has a Search Inventory feature that shows colors available, up to 500 miles from whatever zip is entered. From my LA area zip, these are the colors available as of this morning in descending order:

Alpine White 47
Jet Black 35
Midnight Blue 16
Mineral Grey 16
Mineral White 15
Valencia Orange 14
Black Sapphire 13
Glacier Silver 12
Deep Sea Blue 6
Cashmere Silver 4
Sparkling Bronze 4

Marrakesh Brown is apparently nowhere to be found 500 miles from LA...Anyway it will be interesting to check those numbers in 2-3 months, when more inventory should be available on dealer's lots.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:04 PM
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Mineral White Metallic!
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:01 PM
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I guess im the only Valencia Orange pimp !
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:14 PM
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I guess im the only Valencia Orange pimp !
Its a great color! I'm too much of a chicken to stand out that much though. Kuddos to you!
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:28 AM
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Alpine White looks fabulous after a wash and polish and sparkles in the night under lights, it is a pleasure for the eyes.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:27 AM
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Did Mineral Grey lose its charm over time?
I almost thought that's the "standard" BMW color that would get a lot of attention.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:28 PM
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There's such a small number of X1s in the US at this point, even smaller actually on the road. Let's give the X1 a few months, even a year, and then see what the color preferences are. I bet they follow what one sees for most BMWs now. At least for me, I see a lot of black, white, silver/grey. In fact, that's what I see for all cars, not just BMWs. I think the Mineral Grey X1 is very handsome and I ordered it initially, but I changed to Midnight Blue just because I've never owned a blue car and because blue overall is one of those colors a little easier to pick out quickly in a parking lot.

In the end, it's what's under that paint we are all going to enjoy the most...
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:44 PM
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I got Valencia Orange, picked it up two days ago.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:53 PM
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I got Valencia Orange, picked it up two days ago.
PICS,,,,,, I'll show you mine if I can see yours....
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:56 AM
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Just read a small article in the LA Times on car colors in the US for 2012. 22% white; 19% black; 20% silver; 9% red; 7% blue; 2% green. This is from PPG Industries's automotive coating division.

Numbers are actually a bit higher for white and silver in Europe or Asia, according to the article.

One interesting detail: for "luxury cars," gray makes up as much as 33%. Not sure why percentages for gray aren't also included for the general survey. In LA at least grays seem to me almost as common as silvers.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:01 AM
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Putting my order in this week. Leaning towards Sparkling Bronze over Jet Black- check it out
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:30 AM
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I was curious so I went to the PPG Industries site and found this:

"In North America, white ranks first (21 percent), followed by black (19 percent), silver and gray (16 percent each), red (10 percent), blue (8 percent), natural (7 percent) and green (3 percent).

In Europe, white is also most popular (23 percent), followed by black (21 percent), gray (17 percent), silver (13 percent), blue, natural and red (7 percent each), other colors (3 percent) and green (2 percent).

In the Asia Pacific region, silver and white tied for most popular (23 percent each), followed by black (19 percent), natural (10 percent), red (9 percent), gray (8 percent), blue (7 percent) and green (1 percent)."

So as I read that, in the US almost 3/4s of all cars are white, black, silver or gray....much the same for Europe and only a little different for Asia, where red and "natural" sneak in ahead of gray.

I assume "natural" is a beige/light gold color, like the X1's "Cashmere Silver"...
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:51 AM
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Based on local dealer inventory, those color percentages seem pretty accurate. If most people voting in the poll are taking deliveries off the lot then the numbers are expected to match in the long run. We'll see...
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:52 PM
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Only 3 other mineral grays out there. Just ordered mine last week.
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I'm shocked that Markarresh Brown leads Sparkling Bronze!
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:51 AM
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I ordered alpine white. I was very tempted by Le mans and valencia, but I don't enjoy paint maintenance (claying\polishing) as much I did in the past, so I went with the safe (non)color.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:11 PM
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Sports Line - metallic mineral white with black leatherette
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:57 PM
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I've been thinking very hard of purchasing an X1 and the topic of color has come up with my wife many times. We both really like the grey but one thing I've been weary of is how easy a grey car can blend into asphalt. They look so sharp but I'd be afraid of someone on their cell phone not looking carefully and pulling out in front of me or something like that. Any of you experienced something like this or are my fears unfounded?

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I've been thinking very hard of purchasing an X1 and the topic of color has come up with my wife many times. We both really like the grey but one thing I've been weary of is how easy a grey car can blend into asphalt. They look so sharp but I'd be afraid of someone on their cell phone not looking carefully and pulling out in front of me or something like that. Any of you experienced something like this or are my fears unfounded?

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It is a small car, so light color looks good, to not make it look even smaller.
I drove a orange one and have seen new blue, look peppy.
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:54 AM
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I've been thinking very hard of purchasing an X1 and the topic of color has come up with my wife many times. We both really like the grey but one thing I've been weary of is how easy a grey car can blend into asphalt. They look so sharp but I'd be afraid of someone on their cell phone not looking carefully and pulling out in front of me or something like that. Any of you experienced something like this or are my fears unfounded?

Thanks,
J
Small sample size (I've only had the mineral grey X1 for two weeks now), but I haven't had any issues with other drivers not noticing me. I do have it setup to keep the daytime running lights on.

Love the mineral grey, but would have gone for the valencia orange had my wife note vetoed that color as too flashy.
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:59 AM
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What color X1 did you order?

I've got the deep sea blue with Terra interior. I think it's an awesome combo. I've seen a Valencia Orange on the road and I do like it.


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