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Hello everyone...first post. On a whim and after an incredible test drive in a roadster I just ordered an M coupe. (Because I think the coupe looks incredible I am going that direction.) A deposit was given, but final choices on color will be made by the end of the week. The questions:

1. When will the model year change? I.E. should I try to delay my order so I may get a 2007 instead of a 2006?

2. Has anyone gone with red leather? If so what color is your exterior? Do you like the leather in red? I am considering it to go in an alpine white, titanium silver or black sapphire car.

3. What's wrong with white? I usually despise this color on most cars, but I can picture the M coupe looking pretty nice in it. This is the color I am favoring especially after my salesman indicating most of the US orders and in stock cars seem to be black sapphire. There are no white cars being made or available right now. This alone makes me want to get it even more.

Thanks for any and all input.

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The red leather is not as bright as I was worried it might be. It looks great with the silver grey ext (which itself has hints of bue and even green, that you just dont see in pics)
 

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I have the red interior with red exterior. Very pleased. I had a white e46M3- loved it. Very durable paint. Easy to care for.

IMO photos and computer images, the coupe looks particularly sharp in black. maybe other s think the same. I strongly considered but decided didn't want to take the time black requires.
 

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The day we did Performance Center delivery of our coupe, there was a couple from Florida who picked up their Black Sapphire coupe with red leather interior and it looked awesome!

I don't know when the model year is scheduled to change from '06 to '07, but our deilivery specialist at the PDC told us that the '07's will come with 4 years of free BMW assist vs 1 year free with the '06.
 

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The red leather is not as bright as I was worried it might be. It looks great with the silver grey ext (which itself has hints of bue and even green, that you just dont see in pics)
Oh my! Fantastic combo!

 

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It would be tough to pick from those three colors, they'll all look good with a red interior. I think I would choose the white, though; I had an SL600 that was white/salsa and I always thought it was a great color combo.
 

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If you're going with red leather interior go with the dark silver exterior color. Very classic, very sports car, very nice. Too bad it doesn't come "extended." But, then again neither does dark sepang which is what I got.

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I just recently ordered a white M coupe, with a red interior, and brushed aluminum. If looking at the pictures that Friendly Ghost posted a few days ago is any indication, white will be the color to envy.
 

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Everyone, thanks for all the advice. Here's my initial color choice, sapphire black:



I should probably stay with what looks best to me even though it appears a very popular color. I doubt I will see any form of Z coupe, M or not, in St. Louis more than once a month anyway. I've still only seen one Elise on the road so far. (I was strongly considering the Elise for a while.)

Red interior on this seems like it shouldn't be bad. Actually today I'm going back to the dealer to see a titanium silver w/red in person. (In addition to finalizing my color choices.)

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Everyone, thanks for all the advice. Here's my initial color choice, sapphire black:



I should probably stay with what looks best to me even though it appears a very popular color. I doubt I will see any form of Z coupe, M or not, in St. Louis more than once a month anyway. I've still only seen one Elise on the road so far. (I was strongly considering the Elise for a while.)

Red interior on this seems like it shouldn't be bad. Actually today I'm going back to the dealer to see a titanium silver w/red in person. (In addition to finalizing my color choices.)

Matt
You can never go wrong with a black BMW. In my opinion it is the perfect color associated with these cars. It's like when you think of a Ferrari...you automatically think red. Good choice and good luck with the new ride!
 

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For exclusivity's sake I would normally go with an M Coupe exclusive color like Interlagos blue if it wasn't for the fact I have a 1969 Corvette in Lemans blue. I considered Sepang Bronze, but honestly...bronze is not really my color.

In all truth it really doesn't matter much the color because inside you get what really counts: the braking, the engine, and the handling. And no color available can ruin what it seems most people (I included) agree is one of the most attractive/stunning BMW's in years. I've always liked BMW's but never owned one. Years ago the original Z3's got me interested in BMW, the Z4's got me more interested, The Z4 M Roadster even more, and the Z4 M Coupe sealed the deal.

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street carp said:
Red interior on this seems like it shouldn't be bad. Actually today I'm going back to the dealer to see a titanium silver w/red in person. (In addition to finalizing my color choices.)

Matt
Black or either of the silvers - I prefer silver gray myself - with a red interior would be hot. I just wish they offered the extended trim bits with the red or brown interiors :cry:
 

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I love silver... it would have been my first choice.... but thankfully, the Z4 M coupe really does look great in every color. It's just stunning! Mine will be Interlagos Blue since I didn't want to wait to order... and IB looks great as well.
 

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silver gray with imola red
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alpine white with imola red

i had titanium silver with red interior on my 330 so don't want it on my M Coupe :p

so far i'm leaning towards the white.. so damn clean on the coupe :thumbup: but not seen good pics yet :tsk: and Ron wouldn't post some of his :(
 

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Friendly Ghost said:
Try these. We don't the have red interior, but at least you can see one in AW.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=155242
Thanks, Ghost. I did find that thread after posting. I think it looks great. I'm pretty much down to sapphire or titanium silver now, though.

After getting back from seeing a silver/red Z4 roadster in person, I am not going with red at all anymore. There was a sold sapphire black M Coupe at the dealer with black leather also. The silver accents throughout the cockpit were enough that to me the black/black combination wasn't too much black. The red interior in the silver roadster just seemed like too much going on...red, silver, and black. Right now my order has been changed to black sapphire metallic/black leather.

A black interior also gives me the piece of mind dirt and flaws won't stand out as much.

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street carp said:
Hello everyone...first post. On a whim and after an incredible test drive in a roadster I just ordered an M coupe. (Because I think the coupe looks incredible I am going that direction.) A deposit was given, but final choices on color will be made by the end of the week. The questions:

1. When will the model year change? I.E. should I try to delay my order so I may get a 2007 instead of a 2006?
Matt
I was told today that 2007 Z4 production starts in September.
 

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are there many changes for MY2007? over here they go by production year so its possible to get early year vs late ear production differences...

my coupe was ordered was produced in june and still waiting delivery... hope there wont be any major difference for MY2007...
 
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