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Old 04-22-2011, 08:10 AM
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Question Interior Color for X3 35i Blue Water Metallic

I ordered a Blue Water Metallic X3 with black leather and Fineline Wave Wood Trim. I like the looks of the Oyster leather but I'm not sure about the look of the black plastic seat backs. Also not sure how it would look from the outside of the car. Anyone seen this combination? Thank you!
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:00 AM
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This one is Blue Water and Oyster: http://new.richmond-bmw.com/detail/n...-a1067504.html

Looks good in my opinion, except for the light wood trim. I'd pair it with Fineline Dark wood trim or aluminium. Play with this Visualiser: http://www.bmw.de/de/de/newvehicles/...isualizer.html
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:50 AM
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Thanks for the pictures. Is the carpet gray or black? I like the darker wood better too.

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Black carpets for every interior except beige.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:11 AM
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I take it you have seen bluewater in person?
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:20 AM
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CERTAINLY needs the darker wood. Meh.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:26 AM
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I take it you have seen bluewater in person?
I have not seen the Blue Water in person - only in pictures. Wish there was one nearby that I could look at.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:41 AM
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This one is Blue Water and Oyster: http://new.richmond-bmw.com/detail/n...-a1067504.html

Looks good in my opinion, except for the light wood trim. I'd pair it with Fineline Dark wood trim or aluminium. Play with this Visualiser: http://www.bmw.de/de/de/newvehicles/...isualizer.html
Is the color in these pictures accurate? The pictures in the BMW brochure look a lot grayer.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:11 PM
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I've got the Oyster with dark wood. Definitely the best choice for Oyster.
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I ordered a Blue Water Metallic X3 with black leather and Fineline Wave Wood Trim. I like the looks of the Oyster leather but I'm not sure about the look of the black plastic seat backs. Also not sure how it would look from the outside of the car. Anyone seen this combination? Thank you!
I own a 2011 X3 35i in Blue Water with Oyster leather.... LOVE IT!!! The color combo is perfect. Rave reviews from everyone. The Fineline Wood Trim is unique. My wife is not into cars....her quote "I want one of my own....Really, I do!!!" In my 30 years with her...and a 325i, a 535i, 911 and XJ 6....she has never lusted after any...until this X3.
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I own a 2011 X3 35i in Blue Water with Oyster leather.... LOVE IT!!! The color combo is perfect. Rave reviews from everyone. The Fineline Wood Trim is unique. My wife is not into cars....her quote "I want one of my own....Really, I do!!!" In my 30 years with her...and a 325i, a 535i, 911 and XJ 6....she has never lusted after any...until this X3.
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I own a 2011 X3 35i in Blue Water with Oyster leather.... LOVE IT!!! The color combo is perfect. Rave reviews from everyone. The Fineline Wood Trim is unique. My wife is not into cars....her quote "I want one of my own....Really, I do!!!" In my 30 years with her...and a 325i, a 535i, 911 and XJ 6....she has never lusted after any...until this X3.

Good to hear since I went ahead and changed the interior to Oyster. My car started production yesterday.
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:29 AM
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My advice is too late for sure and congrats with your choice...
lighter colors are very nice...
the issue is with maintaining them though...
I had this hint from the BMW sales rep himself that lighter colors (such as Beige or Oyster) are very difficult to maintain. Your clothing even marks the seats in mid-run. If you are wearing jeans, some leave blue mark after sometime... with a darker seat though I think the stress is less
With sea blue you could have chosen Havana (I think it is called Mojave in US)... they look awsome together...
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Shaw- you are onto something...early on we were considering a Countryman...we saw their color equivalents of dk blue/brown leather and it looked great together. I am far from objective because we own one...but...Mojave with fine line is one sharp combo!!
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My advice is too late for sure and congrats with your choice...
lighter colors are very nice...
the issue is with maintaining them though...
I had this hint from the BMW sales rep himself that lighter colors (such as Beige or Oyster) are very difficult to maintain. Your clothing even marks the seats in mid-run. If you are wearing jeans, some leave blue mark after sometime... with a darker seat though I think the stress is less
With sea blue you could have chosen Havana (I think it is called Mojave in US)... they look awsome together...

I read about the jeans letting off before I made my choice. I don't think I'll have a problem as long as I keep up with the maintenance like I do with my current car. I seldom wear blue jeans and don't have any kids to mess it up. I've had a gray fabric interior for 8 years and still looks like new. I ordered the light blue water metallic not the dark sea blue and felt that the Oyster looked best with it.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:28 AM
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Again, I agree... but essentially a lighter color leaves you with more maintenance attantion and that's a fact...
But if you like the color so much, there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn't have gone for it. So excellent choice!!!

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