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F10 / F11 (2011 - Current)
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:09 PM
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My new Alpine White/Oyster F10

I took delivery a month ago but never posted the pics... a lot of people wanted to see the color combo, I really like it!


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Old 04-08-2011, 02:17 PM
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Looks great! very nice combo!

Any tire issues? Goodyears I presume?
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:19 PM
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No Goodyear issues yet... I did get the BMW tire insurance though.
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:32 PM
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Beautiful car! Nice colour combination as well (we have similar tastes)! Enjoy your new whip!
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:32 PM
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Love the color combo, enjoy!!!
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:28 PM
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Was just thiking of changing to WHITE

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Good one! We (my wife and I), were just thinking that we needed a change to something else other than Silver, Space Grey, Dark Grey, Etc Etc. All nice executive colours but not bold and striking. Everyone is saying that if we select WHITE we 'll look like a wedding car or worse a Rental!!??!?!?

What do you think? Why did you decide on WHITE?
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:40 PM
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I didn't want white (shows too much dirt, or black). My current car is titanium silver and our other car is to close to dark graphite so we chose Space gray.
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:53 PM
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I think the white look very classy and bold on the F10. Easy to upkeep compared to black and really highlights the fine body lines on the f10. Space gray was my second choice but it looks really drab and boring on the f10.
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:01 PM
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Space gray was my second choice but it looks really drab and boring on the f10.

I have to say that I don't agree with you. I think the car looks great in Space Gray!

No matter what color you get I'm sure you are going to love it!!
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I really thought hard about Oyster, but chickened out anf went with Cinnamon. Looks Nice!
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:38 PM
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Time to change your signature. Congratulations!
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I really thought hard about Oyster, but chickened out anf went with Cinnamon. Looks Nice!
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:54 PM
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:29 PM
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I have to say that I don't agree with you. I think the car looks great in Space Gray!

No matter what color you get I'm sure you are going to love it!!
That's the great thing about choices, you get to pick what you like! . Every BMW I see in my area tends to be space gray which is another reason I switched to white.
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Everyone is saying that if we select WHITE we 'll look like a wedding car or worse a Rental!!??!?!?

What do you think? Why did you decide on WHITE?
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:51 PM
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I'm planning to order a 535i in Alpine White, and trying to decide between Black vs. Oyster/Black.

Currently, my 335i has the Lemon leather, which is very light like Oyster, and it is more effort to keep clean than the Black leather in my wife's Audi Q5. However, Oyster is a beautiful color and make its difficult to decide against it.
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:07 PM
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The other reason I chose non metallic white was because the bumpers very closely match the body. With space gray and dark graphite the bumpers are distinctly more green than the body and it sticks out like a sore thumb to me. This is due to the electrostatic application of the paint and the way the metallic flakes orient when they land on the metal body Vs the plastic bumper.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:05 PM
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The other reason I chose non metallic white was because the bumpers very closely match the body. With space gray and dark graphite the bumpers are distinctly more green than the body and it sticks out like a sore thumb to me. This is due to the electrostatic application of the paint and the way the metallic flakes orient when they land on the metal body Vs the plastic bumper.
Hmmm... I never noticed the bumper being distinctly more anything, but I'll check it out. You might have the sight of a hawk!
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:53 PM
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Hmmm... I never noticed the bumper being distinctly more anything, but I'll check it out. You might have the sight of a hawk!
This is what I'm talking about. Look at this 5GT, directly at the bumper/fender split line to the left of the passenger headlight. You will see the bumper appears more green(darker) than the fender of the vehicle. This is not due to light reflection but the paint appearance between the two is actually different. This is most apparent on silvers and grays.
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:30 AM
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I really thought hard about Oyster, but chickened out anf went with Cinnamon. Looks Nice!
Same here. I don't think I/we could have gone wrong either way though.

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Old 04-09-2011, 07:13 AM
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Light silvers and whites don't shine no matter how clean or waxed, I've had both. Darker colors are harder to keep clean but payoff big time with looks, IMO. All colors have pros and cons that's why we have choices.
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Had black cars almost my entire life, now they are all white! If I wasn't such a swirl mark hater/clean freak, I would of stuck with the blacks. I really wish my interior was cinnamon and to those who have it, you're lucky!
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:58 AM
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A fine choice you've made. The personal pics of the Oyster interior give a better show than the build page on the web.

I've had many colors of cars, sky blue (a bird killer), maroon, brown, charcoal, red, blue and white, dark green, orange and not a single one of them hides dirt as well as white. It's sinful as to how much dirt it will hide, even if you see streaks to clean as you enter the car step back 2-3 feet and it all disappears!

The only reason I didn't buy a white 535 is that we've owned a white with beige interior for the past 11 years and am getting tired of it. Plus in this area there are so many mid gray cars that if you do something a little wrong it is so easy to hide in the crowd.
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Old 04-09-2011, 02:12 PM
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This is what I'm talking about. Look at this 5GT, directly at the bumper/fender split line to the left of the passenger headlight. You will see the bumper appears more green(darker) than the fender of the vehicle. This is not due to light reflection but the paint appearance between the two is actually different. This is most apparent on silvers and grays.
That settles it for me - I was considering Cashmere Silver or Space Gray, but I'm going to stick with AW. If this happened to my car, I would be livid.
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