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Old 08-22-2008, 09:15 PM
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How does the terra interior looks like for 2008 compare to the older model?

I have seen one myself but couldnt really tell because it was too dark in the show room. I searched on the net but most of them looks pretty light to me. I prefer a darker color, I was trying to get the black in/out but none of the dealership has anything like that combine with the options I want. So, I am left with Black out and Terra in.

Do you think the 2008 model has a darker color for the Terra leather?

please advise, thanks.
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Old 08-23-2008, 04:24 AM
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How does the terra interior looks like for 2008 compare to the older model?

I have seen one myself but couldnt really tell because it was too dark in the show room. I searched on the net but most of them looks pretty light to me. I prefer a darker color, I was trying to get the black in/out but none of the dealership has anything like that combine with the options I want. So, I am left with Black out and Terra in.

Do you think the 2008 model has a darker color for the Terra leather?

please advise, thanks.
IMO it looks good!
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:25 AM
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I test drove a Black Sapphire/Terra 335i and I thought the pairing was perfect.

If I had chosen any color other than Space Gray, I would have ordered the Terra.
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:32 AM
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Terra for 2008 is exactly the same as terra for '06 & '07 and it looks outstanding with virtually any color and the black/terra combo is one of the best!
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:12 AM
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How does the terra interior looks like for 2008 compare to the older model?

I have seen one myself but couldnt really tell because it was too dark in the show room. I searched on the net but most of them looks pretty light to me. I prefer a darker color, I was trying to get the black in/out but none of the dealership has anything like that combine with the options I want. So, I am left with Black out and Terra in.

Do you think the 2008 model has a darker color for the Terra leather?

please advise, thanks.
I recently turned in my 06 e90 SG and Terra. Terra is an outstanding choice of color
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:21 AM
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I just picked up my black sapphire/terra. It is a darker brown than the saddle brown. It is awesome!
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:34 AM
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I have an '08 335i sedan Jet Black with Terra interior and am very happy with it.
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:06 AM
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I have Black Sapphire/Terra 335i. Everybody who saw my car from inside loved the interior. It looks sooo good with black that you won't regret...I can put some pics for you to look at but the problem with terra is that you won't be able to see the real color in the pictures.
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:30 AM
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I also have black sapphire/terra. I get a lot of compliments on the combination.
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Old 08-23-2008, 04:46 PM
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How does the terra interior looks like for 2008 compare to the older model?

I have seen one myself but couldnt really tell because it was too dark in the show room. I searched on the net but most of them looks pretty light to me. I prefer a darker color, I was trying to get the black in/out but none of the dealership has anything like that combine with the options I want. So, I am left with Black out and Terra in.

Do you think the 2008 model has a darker color for the Terra leather?

please advise, thanks.
terra is a great color.

i have black sapphire with black leather, and to be really honest... i was surprised about the black. in direct sunlight, its a noticable faded black.

all my other cars, audi, mercedes and even lexus even in direct sunlight, the seats always looked gloss deep black.
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:46 AM
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Crimson & Terra for me. Do not confuse Terra with Saddle as the Saddle is much lighter and IMO looks too carmelish for me.
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:30 AM
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Black Sapphire/Terra pic

I've "lusted" over Terra since I saw a similar interior in a 5-series shortly after I had bought my '05 330i with Sand interior. It's a difficult color to photograph, and I'm a pretty serious photographer. It's a dark cinnamon color, great with black, IMO. My new '08 335i is Black Sapphire with Terra. I had looked at Natural Brown on the '05, but couldn't commit. Terra is a much nicer color, IMO, plus the design of the 2-tone in the new E90 interior, vs. the older E46, makes it look classier.
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:28 PM
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Another example to Black with Terra....
Typical shot of black interior due to "automatic" camera settings. Need to dial in some negative exposure compensation so camera isn't fooled by dark surroundings.
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