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Old 06-21-2010, 04:35 PM
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Cashmere Silver--Has anyone seen it or a pic of it?

I am having trouble with the color choice. Hot Florida sun makes Sophisto (Dark Graphite Metallic) a bad choice....and in person, I was not all that excited by it--looks good up close but a little drab on the road.

So it's down to Space Grey (gosh everyone has this color) or WHITE?? or just maybe this Cashmere Silver. Sometimes the pics make it look just like the Titanium (boring) and sometimes not. Any help from anyone who has seen it or even a good pic of it would be great. I did check out the 7-series pics in this color--Looked nice.

BUt what interior??!!
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:36 PM
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I'm getting Cashmere Silver 535i with Oyster/Black/Anthracite. My dealer had a couple of Cashmere Silver 7 series that I looked at. Also, Cashmere Silver/Oyster is featured in one of the cars shown in the 7 brochure.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:04 PM
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I am having trouble with the color choice. Hot Florida sun makes Sophisto (Dark Graphite Metallic) a bad choice....and in person, I was not all that excited by it--looks good up close but a little drab on the road.

So it's down to Space Grey (gosh everyone has this color) or WHITE?? or just maybe this Cashmere Silver. Sometimes the pics make it look just like the Titanium (boring) and sometimes not. Any help from anyone who has seen it or even a good pic of it would be great. I did check out the 7-series pics in this color--Looked nice.

BUt what interior??!!
You can go to a dealer and see it on a 7er. It is a silver with a brown hue. Don't think brown like chocolate but think silver with a tan. It's really sharp and "pops" a little better than Space Grey. I am going for Space Grey though as I have a Mercedes in Pewter Silver which is a slightly darker version of Cashmere Silver so I've been there-done that. One of the best features of the browny silvers is that they do not show dirt. The only way I can tell if my car needs a wash is to look at the wheels, not the paint.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:49 AM
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I am having trouble with the color choice. Hot Florida sun makes Sophisto (Dark Graphite Metallic) a bad choice....and in person, I was not all that excited by it--looks good up close but a little drab on the road.

So it's down to Space Grey (gosh everyone has this color) or WHITE?? or just maybe this Cashmere Silver. Sometimes the pics make it look just like the Titanium (boring) and sometimes not. Any help from anyone who has seen it or even a good pic of it would be great. I did check out the 7-series pics in this color--Looked nice.

BUt what interior??!!
Just curious. I also spend a lot of my time in Florida. What is your concern with Sophisto? Is it that the dark color retains more of the sun's heat, or that the hot sun can damage the paint finish more than lighter colors?
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:18 AM
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I am getting cashmere with cinammon interior. In Az I have the same issues with heat, and dust (looks bad on dark cars). Unfortunatly it is a P1 color, so seeing one on the dealer lot is going to be next to impossible unless you see an ordered car before it goes to the new owners home.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:24 AM
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I don't think this is a priority 1 color for 7 series. I have seen several on dealer lots.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:39 PM
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Just curious. I also spend a lot of my time in Florida. What is your concern with Sophisto? Is it that the dark color retains more of the sun's heat, or that the hot sun can damage the paint finish more than lighter colors?
Yes, I am worried about both of those things. I have a grey 530 now with grey interior--It is not too bad and does cool off quickly but I would hate to have to always be parking under a tree because of the darker sophisto! That has it's own set of perils. I am leaning toward the Space grey with Oyster in spite of it being very common--I do think it looks very good. I will check out a 7 in cashmere before deciding. Cashmere may be a little to "dressy" for a 5--IMO!
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The Tasman Green has a nice look......... very Florida-like!

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Old 06-22-2010, 05:01 PM
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Yes, I am worried about both of those things. I have a grey 530 now with grey interior--It is not too bad and does cool off quickly but I would hate to have to always be parking under a tree because of the darker sophisto! That has it's own set of perils. I am leaning toward the Space grey with Oyster in spite of it being very common--I do think it looks very good. I will check out a 7 in cashmere before deciding. Cashmere may be a little to "dressy" for a 5--IMO!
I would get the active ventilated seats and then get whatever color you love. I have a friend who got black on black M35 and it really cools nicely with his AC seats. I live in Tampa.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:39 PM
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Cashmere Silver has been available on the 1 series since being introduced in the US.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:39 AM
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There is a Cashmere silver 535 on the lot of a local Phoenix dealer. I saw it when I dropped off my 535 for another engine malfunctin-reduced power warning yesterday. I will snap some pictures of it when I pick my car up in a few days if it is still on the lot.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:10 AM
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I'd really like that. I really enjoyed my Platinum Bronze E60. I think I will also like the Cashmere Silver F10. The main thing stopping me is to have 2 cars so close together in ownership of such a similar color. I was leaning towards Sophisto, but it didn't seem as sharp compared to the F01, and the shadowline trim also doesn't lend enough contrast. To each their own.
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:30 PM
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To Chris--

It is a nice looking color. I had a kalahari beige 7 and really liked it--this is about as close as I can get to this color without looking to goldish. Since it's a P1 color there will not be as many on the road, and I really like that. It looks darker than the platinum bronze E60's.
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:11 AM
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I have seen the F02 in Cashmere, but not the F10. I definitely liked on the 7, but at least in BMW's BYO system the F10 looks better in dark colors like Sophisto.
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:15 AM
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It was gone. They only had one in the tan/goldish color. The good news is that I am on hpfp #3, hopefully the latest and greatest will work on my exisiting car till the new one gets here.
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Here's a pic - http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=403808. Looks great!
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:46 PM
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Thanks for the pic link

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I have decided on the space grey--but thanks for the link. Jeez the white looks great too tho!! Not keen on the cashmere--I did see it on a 7....where it belongs!
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:02 PM
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I'm picking up my Cashmere Silver 535i at the Welt in 10 hrs. I'll post pix in the ED section.
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