Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 7 Series / 8 Series > 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015)

7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015)
The 5th generation F01/F02 BMW 7 Series flagship forum. The redesigned 7 series leads off the BMW Fxx chassis code, offering an 8 speed automatic transmission and all turbocharged engine options.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-03-2015, 10:13 PM
Pixl's Avatar
Pixl Pixl is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Indian Wells, CA
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 162
Mein Auto: BMW 650i
Imperial Metallic Blue -- Any Good In SW Climate?

Want to hear from owners with this paint how it does in summer heat. The car I'm looking at also has the Opal White Interior. Any insights appreciated. My black Panamera has been a disaster in the desert and it has the thermal glass option. Many desert owners go with white, never been a fan. Silver would be first choice, but only available with tragic black interior.
__________________

2015 BMW 750i | Imperial Blue Metallic | Ivory White Nappa
M-Sport/Executive/20" 303M/Active Steering/Park Assist/Bang & Olufsen/Adaptive LED/Alcantara/Piano Finish

Retired:
2012 BMW 650i Coupe
2010 Porsche Panamera S
2006 BMW 650i Coupe
2002 Porsche 996 Coupe
2000 Porsche 996 Coupe
1998 BMW 540i-6
1997 Audi A4
1994 BMW 530i
1990 Acura LS
1985 BMW 325e
1983 Lancia Zagato
1982 BMW 320i
1980 Triumph TR7
1970s Vespa Grande Moped
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 10-18-2015, 03:24 PM
bhootnath bhootnath is offline
Registered User
Location: Orange County, CA
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 80
Mein Auto: 2014 535i, 2014 Acura MDX
I am also getting the same external color with ivory white Napa leather. I live in SoCal.
__________________
2014 535i Dinan Stage 1 Imperial Blue/Ivory White Nappa/Dark Wood
Options: Modern Line, Premium, DAP, DAP+, ACC Stop Go, Luxury Seating, Cold Weather, Soft close, Rear Sunshades, HK Surround Sound, SS Pedals. Mod: Dinan stage 1 tuning.

Previous BMWs: 2012 528i, 2013 X3, 2011 328i Convertible, 2006 330i, 2006 325xi

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-19-2015, 09:15 AM
Santorini Blue Santorini Blue is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Pasadena
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 100
Mein Auto: 14 328d wagon
Brown Interior in the photo would be my choice. White will need special attention to keep clean. Black is great for resale.
__________________

Last edited by Santorini Blue; 10-19-2015 at 09:17 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-19-2015, 09:40 AM
jimmysab133's Avatar
jimmysab133 jimmysab133 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 335
Mein Auto: 740Li
I have Carbon Black with the Oyster interior and live in the desert (AZ). After 5+ years, the paint has held up extremely well. I credit this to proper detailing and garaging the car as much as possible. I've considered window tint for the windshield, but find regular (monthly) conditioning of the interior does just fine. Aside from my worn out center arm rest, the leather is flawless.

In terms of actual temp control for usage, I have my car coded to fully operate windows from my fob (instead of just down which is default I think).

In terms of product, my car was opti-coated back in 2010 and even now after several different applications of other products it looks great. I let my car go through an automated washer 10 times while a friend borrowed it. I am still astonished by how well the paint held up to that beating. I credit opti-coat and einzsett products for that.

All that said, my car is near black and it certainly gets hotter and shows micro scratches as expected, especially given how sunny it is here.

Regular detailing is the only real solution IMO.

Good luck.
__________________
Ditched my M5 (E39) for a family car (740Li in Carbon Black/Oyster). No regrets, just occasional shifting withdrawal without the beast!
Reply With Quote
Reply

See More Related BMW Stories


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 7 Series / 8 Series > 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms