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Old 04-10-2012, 05:24 AM
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135i coupe - less colors to chose from online customization

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I noticed during the last month, the online customization dropped few exterior colors for the 2012 135i. How is it likely (historically speaking) to have them back? I was waiting to order mine for october ED but I don't like the remaining colors. Do you think maybe the 2013 model will have them back? Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-10-2012, 10:25 AM
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Which colors were dropped?
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:49 AM
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Which colors were dropped?
Crimson red is the one I noticed.
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:36 PM
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That annoys me. Crimson Red is one of the best colors.

I wish I understood why the Germans hate red so much.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:33 PM
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Probably not gonna see Crimson Red back. There's Vermillion red and generally there just isn't much demand for red colours. If it's a huge deal, one can put in a special request for the colour but it'll cost ya big bucks.

By the way, its "fewer" colours because it's something you can count (not "less").

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Old 04-10-2012, 09:59 PM
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These colors were dropped back in February and include Crimson Red, Montego Blue, and Marrakesh Brown. Not sure if any others were dropped. They will likely not come back as they wind down production for this model year. There may be new versions of these colors on the 2013 model, but my bet is that 2013 will be the last year of the current model in the US and there will be maybe a new color like Carbon Black as part of a send off package. Otherwise, what you see is what you get.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:53 AM
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That annoys me. Crimson Red is one of the best colors.

I wish I understood why the Germans hate red so much.
Now that you mentioned that, I think I remember reading that elsewhere as well. And here I thought all those Germans at BMW Welt were smiling and admiring our "kuhl" new car. They were probably laughing at the tacky Amis. Oh well, I still think red is an awesome color. Too many plain colored BMWs in my neighborhood.
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Now that you mentioned that, I think I remember reading that elsewhere as well. And here I thought all those Germans at BMW Welt were smiling and admiring our "kuhl" new car. They were probably laughing at the tacky Amis. Oh well, I still think red is an awesome color. Too many plain colored BMWs in my neighborhood.
I won't be high on their list either. One red car, and one Kühlschrank metallic car. (a.k.a. refridgerator metallic)
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:56 PM
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Hello folks,
I noticed during the last month, the online customization dropped few exterior colors for the 2012 135i. How is it likely (historically speaking) to have them back? I was waiting to order mine for october ED but I don't like the remaining colors. Do you think maybe the 2013 model will have them back? Thanks in advance.

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They keep changing the names of the colors. How can you tell what's been dropped? I love my Biarritz Blue, but i haven't seen it offered in years.
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Our Crimson Red X3 drew a lot of stares in Germany. I overheard one person saying "Feuerwehr" when looking at our car. (more or less calling our car fire engine red)


Can you get Melbourne Red? It is very close to Crimson Red but metallic.


You can always ask for special paint, but that will cost thousands and BMW NA often won't allow it.
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Our Crimson Red X3 drew a lot of stares in Germany. I overheard one person saying "Feuerwehr" when looking at our car. (more or less calling our car fire engine red)
Congrats. Henceforth, my two cars will be known as Feuerwehr and Kühlschrank.
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Our Crimson Red X3 drew a lot of stares in Germany. I overheard one person saying "Feuerwehr" when looking at our car. (more or less calling our car fire engine red)


Can you get Melbourne Red? It is very close to Crimson Red but metallic.


You can always ask for special paint, but that will cost thousands and BMW NA often won't allow it.
No Individual or special colors are available on the 1 series according to my salesman when I ordered in January. Apparently the Leipzig plant is not set up to do Individual orders.
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