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Coral Red

Has the coral red color changed between 2014 and 2015 models? Some of the pictures I've seen online are very red, but the configurator is more of a burgundy color. I don't think my dealer has a red interior on the lot, although an online search makes me think a dealer about an hour away might have a coupe.

I've ordered a white convertible with coral red for an ED, but am concerned that it may be a little too bright and flashy for me. Unfortunately, saddle brown isn't an option with M-Sport, so if I don't stick with red, I'm left with either a black or tan interior (the oyster white only looks good with dark color cars, I think).

I have a little time to make changes but need to figure this out soon.

If I could do it, I'd order a Mystic Blue exterior with a tan interior like the e46. That was a great color combination.

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Old 01-14-2015, 09:28 PM
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It probably hasn't changed.

Coral red looks different in different photos. Here are two taken the same day in the same place - one with flash and one without and it looks like 2 different colours.





The best description I can come up with is "brick red". That might not help though as I'm thinking of Aussie bricks.

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Old 01-14-2015, 09:36 PM
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Has the coral red color changed between 2014 and 2015 models? Some of the pictures I've seen online are very red, but the configurator is more of a burgundy color. I don't think my dealer has a red interior on the lot, although an online search makes me think a dealer about an hour away might have a coupe.

I've ordered a white convertible with coral red for an ED, but am concerned that it may be a little too bright and flashy for me. Unfortunately, saddle brown isn't an option with M-Sport, so if I don't stick with red, I'm left with either a black or tan interior (the oyster white only looks good with dark color cars, I think).

I have a little time to make changes but need to figure this out soon.

If I could do it, I'd order a Mystic Blue exterior with a tan interior like the e46. That was a great color combination.

Thanks!








I think these photos are more true-to life than the ones that were posted earlier, but Coral Red needs to be seen in person. Red's are the toughest colors for cameras to photograph and LCD screens to reproduce, it never looks correct or consistent in photos. Go take a test drive at your dealer.

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Old 01-14-2015, 10:37 PM
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I don't think it has changed. I was in a parking lot when an E92 pulled up next to me in the exact same color combination and at first I though it was F3x.

I think this photo of my car shows the color pretty accurately.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...30/msport6.jpg
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I have the Coral Red interior in my Alpine White 2014 428 Coupe and I absolutely believe that any on line pictures I've seen exaggerate the RED, meaning the actual color is not as loud as the pictures show. It is more of a deeper muted red and is classy and gorgeous. You should try to see one in person before ordering, you won't have any regrets or second thoughts once you see it. I also have the high gloss black trim which absolutely compliments the Coral Red.

My color combo was easy because it was on the Dealers lot, I just lucked out
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Congrats. I ordered AW w/ Coral Red F33 (ED) too. I've never been much of a white or red fan but saw this combo at a dealer and immediately fell in love. Coral Red is more muted -- not as dark as burgundy, but closer in brightest to that than the "stop light red" it photographs as. I've NEVER seen a really accurate amateur picture of CR. The BMW site shows is most accurately. Whatever you saw in person is what it looks like. Don't worry it hasn't changed.
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I didn't initially love the tone. My dealer had one in stock and it struck me as a bit orange-ish. I really wanted something richer/darker (like the S4). But I agree on it being a nice contrast compared to black or beige, so I pulled the trigger and ordered it. The interesting part is it appears to me that my car is less orange then the one I looked at. Perhaps it was the sportline red trim that didn't exactly match? or could the hides take dye differently? Doesn't matter - I have grown to like it. Nighttime picture attached.
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I didn't initially love the tone. My dealer had one in stock and it struck me as a bit orange-ish.
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Congrats. I ordered AW w/ Coral Red F33 (ED) too. I've never been much of a white or red fan but saw this combo at a dealer and immediately fell in love. Coral Red is more muted -- not as dark as burgundy, but closer in brightest to that than the "stop light red" it photographs as. I've NEVER seen a really accurate amateur picture of CR. The BMW site shows is most accurately. Whatever you saw in person is what it looks like. Don't worry it hasn't changed.
I've emailed my dealer to see if they have one in stock. According to the web, the dealer in Baton Rouge does have one, and I may have an opportunity to stop there next week. I hate to ask them to show me something since I'm going with another dealer, but I have given them business before.

My problem is that I haven't seen the red and some of the pictures give me concern that it is very bright. A solution might be to go with the leather dash, as that makes the entire dash black....
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I don't think it has changed. I was in a parking lot when an E92 pulled up next to me in the exact same color combination and at first I though it was F3x.

I think this photo of my car shows the color pretty accurately.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...30/msport6.jpg
How did you get an entirely black dash without leather? The other photos I've seen are either black upper/red lower or all black with leather.

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I've emailed my dealer to see if they have one in stock. According to the web, the dealer in Baton Rouge does have one, and I may have an opportunity to stop there next week. I hate to ask them to show me something since I'm going with another dealer, but I have given them business before.

My problem is that I haven't seen the red and some of the pictures give me concern that it is very bright. A solution might be to go with the leather dash, as that makes the entire dash black....
I bought it sight unseen and its awesome. There are some color managed pictures in my "for sale" thread in my sig.
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I bought it sight unseen and its awesome. There are some color managed pictures in my "for sale" thread in my sig.
Vonmayr, I first considered Estoril with red! Once I saw Estoril, though, I moved on to white. (Nothing can really replace Mystic Blue for me.).

Thanks for the link to your pictures. The red looks a bit more muted then some of the other pictures. I'm thinking that it will work with the leather (black) dash. Maybe it was the red plastic that was throwing me off.

Now I just have to figure out what trim with the all black dash... aluminum trim, I suppose, although Anthracite would be interesting.
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If I could do it, I'd order a Mystic Blue exterior with a tan interior like the e46. That was a great color combination.
Mystic Blue was very nice. I would have loved to pair Natural Brown leather and Topaz Blue. My E46 was Topaz on Black. Fond memories...
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Now I just have to figure out what trim with the all black dash... aluminum trim, I suppose, although Anthracite would be interesting.








Pretty good rule of thumb:

With an all-black upper and lower dash you need some contrast, get the Aluminum.

With a 50/50 colored (Red, Saddle, see my cars above) upper dash and black lower dash you want to avoid adding a third color, get Anthracite or Ash.

Also pay attention to the color of the accent trim, that can add complication too. I went with Aluminum as the accent stripe for both.

For both my F30 and my F36 I chose Anthracite (with the Saddle) and Ash (with the Coral Red) because they blend into the black upper dash and made a nice, clean 50/50 story and didn't add all that aluminum or brown wood.

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How did you get an entirely black dash without leather? The other photos I've seen are either black upper/red lower or all black with leather.

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On the 3 series, the dash is all black when ordering Coral.
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but the configurator is more of a burgundy color.
Not even close. I wish they would get something like a burgundy.

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Thanks for all of the pictures. I'm going to my dealer tomorrow and if they don't have a car with red (it occurs to me that they might have a different series where I would at least get to see it), then I'm going to avoid it. I don't want to risk getting to Munich and not liking the combination and I've seen so many variations online now that my head is spinning! In the event that I don't get coral red, I think I will either go with mineral wHite exterior and black interior with anthracite and aluminum accents OR Estoril Blue and tan interior with burl. I need to see the estoril again, though. I liked it when I first saw it but thought it might be a bit too flashy. Seeing it on a non overcast day might make a difference.
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Think about Estoril with Ivory interior, one of the posters here has it on a 4GC looks very good.
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Thanks for all of the pictures. I'm going to my dealer tomorrow and if they don't have a car with red (it occurs to me that they might have a different series where I would at least get to see it), then I'm going to avoid it. I don't want to risk getting to Munich and not liking the combination and I've seen so many variations online now that my head is spinning! In the event that I don't get coral red, I think I will either go with mineral wHite exterior and black interior with anthracite and aluminum accents OR Estoril Blue and tan interior with burl. I need to see the estoril again, though. I liked it when I first saw it but thought it might be a bit too flashy. Seeing it on a non overcast day might make a difference.
A couple thoughts:

1) I'd advise not getting black interior in a convertible.

2) If you are trying to stay away from "flashy," then CR isn't for you, esp. with a white exterior. People will see you coming from miles away. No way around the fact it does attract attention, especially when your top is down. I don't like to be "flashy" myself, but the color combo struck me and I also don't want the same car everyone else has either, esp. for what 4s cost. Not a whole lot of CR cars around.

3) Estoril is a great color. I'd get it myself, but, for one, it's too close to the LeMans Blue I now own, and also popular. I think the original Estoril formula (back in the 90s) was "flashy," but EBII is a bit more subtle. It's a head turner, but not a statement maker IMHO.
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My car was in the showroom and I liked the red coral. I remember sitting in the car for the first time trying to figure out why the red wasn't bothering me.

I still like it a lot. When I see it in pictures, or the on-line configure I dislike it a lot. Seems off in color, but in person I have never had an issue with it. Everyone I know loves it except for one person. She said it was too loud for her..... but I would have guessed her reaction. She also doesn't stay up past 9 PM and doesn't like fuzzy drinks...etc. You get my point. Lets say she is a reserved type of person.

One thing I will say, as mentioned above, it really does show on the outside of the car. I am always surprised when I see another red coral go by me and I can easily see the seat color. I forget how noticeable it is, not even talking about a convertible here.
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Think about Estoril with Ivory interior, one of the posters here has it on a 4GC looks very good.
I just ran that through the configurator and, I have to admit, it looks pretty good. If i do Estoril, that will be the likely combination.
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A couple thoughts:

1) I'd advise not getting black interior in a convertible.

2) If you are trying to stay away from "flashy," then CR isn't for you, esp. with a white exterior. People will see you coming from miles away. No way around the fact it does attract attention, especially when your top is down. I don't like to be "flashy" myself, but the color combo struck me and I also don't want the same car everyone else has either, esp. for what 4s cost. Not a whole lot of CR cars around.

3) Estoril is a great color. I'd get it myself, but, for one, it's too close to the LeMans Blue I now own, and also popular. I think the original Estoril formula (back in the 90s) was "flashy," but EBII is a bit more subtle. It's a head turner, but not a statement maker IMHO.
Might be some heat issues with a black interior, I agree. The reason I was thinking red was because it wouldn't be cookie cutter, but I need to see it. My dealer emailed me today and said they have an M235 with a red interior, so I'll be driving over there tomorrow to see it. I'll take another look at the EB2 also.

Again, thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I really appreciate the help!
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Might be some heat issues with a black interior, I agree. The reason I was thinking red was because it wouldn't be cookie cutter, but I need to see it. My dealer emailed me today and said they have an M235 with a red interior, so I'll be driving over there tomorrow to see it. I'll take another look at the EB2 also.

Again, thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I really appreciate the help!
Good luck! Let us know which you choose.

Also do a search on here for the EBII/Ivory combination, the poster who has it posted some great pics.
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I just ran that through the configurator and, I have to admit, it looks pretty good. If i do Estoril, that will be the likely combination.
I am also considering EBII with Ivory, but someone mentioned an issue with staining on the seats from wearing jeans...it has me back to leaning towards Mineral Grey with Coral Red. I have over a year to decide so.......
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