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Old 28th April 2010, 09:06   #11
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There was an Individual M6 made in Phoenix Yellow. I think this board even has a posted photo of it. Some members commented that it looked like a banana. I mentioned that car to my BMW M contact and she said that the owner has other BMWs in Phoenix Yellow, so he was keeping his stable in the same color.

I agree that the color palette of the E63/E64 is too limited and muted overall.

BMW should at a minimum make the Individual paints available a part of the regular order process (and website) like they are now doing with the 7 series.
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There was an Individual M6 made in Phoenix Yellow. I think this board even has a posted photo of it. Some members commented that it looked like a banana. I mentioned that car to my BMW M contact and she said that the owner has other BMWs in Phoenix Yellow, so he was keeping his stable in the same color.

I agree that the color palette of the E63/E64 is too limited and muted overall.

BMW should at a minimum make the Individual paints available a part of the regular order process (and website) like they are now doing with the 7 series.

as an aside...I had a nice conversation with Larry Koch about your car....LOL....they/he were impressed with your tenacity at doing the individual thing the way you did (Custom Koa Wood)....
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as an aside...I had a nice conversation with Larry Koch about your car....LOL....they/he were impressed with your tenacity at doing the individual thing the way you did (Custom Koa Wood)....
Persistence and patience (and initiative) made the car happen!
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Old 28th April 2010, 21:17   #14
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I think this would suit the M3 better but I'd love to see Estoril Blue come back. I'd love an E92 M3 Estoril Blue with CF roof, extended gray leather and carbon leather trim


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T Bone...I noticed you put "a proper red" in the poll. Have you seen Melbourne Red? Its available on the E9x M3 and I think it looks fantastic!



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funny that was what he said...LOL....quite frankly his (Koch) only gripe w/some people who want funky individual things is that they balk when they hear the price...not understanding that certain individual items...like a custom paint require the assembly line to shut so that the one car can be painted.
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funny that was what he said...LOL....quite frankly his (Koch) only gripe w/some people who want funky individual things is that they balk when they hear the price...not understanding that certain individual items...like a custom paint require the assembly line to shut so that the one car can be painted.
Not to hijack this thread (for too long), but my BMW M / Individual contact in Germany told me that outside of North America, about HALF of the M5s and M6s are Individual. Granted most customers probably just select a leather or paint from the regular list of Individual options, but I was still surprised that the percentage was that high in other markets.

I believe some of Mr Koch's comments made elsewhere apply. That BMW dealers in the U.S. are not well versed in the program (as it is relatively new to the U.S.) and it's hard to get an Individual ordered. The exception might be a 750 as the regular Individual options are now on the BMWUSA.com website under "build your own" (so I have to assume dealers have order codes for these options).

Still, my dealership has only delivered one Individual (a new 750) after my M6 (which was their first Individual).

And yeah the prices for Individual items seem high, but as noted, they are special and sometimes hand made (leather) items produced off line and then integrated into the regular production line. I'm told that in the old Individual days, the whole car was pretty much assembled at BMW M in Garching. Now days, the parts are inserted on the Dingolfing production line for our models. I still wonder why my headliner (with only a color change of Alcantara that was available for Individual 7er cars) was over $3K extra. Oh well, you want it, you pay for it. No griping, no haggling. They are not there to waste your time, so you should not waste theirs.

OK - back to color choices for M cars. Moonstone (an available Individual color) is the coolest gray/silver I've ever seen on a BMW. It should be widely available on the next M6 IMO.

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Sorry for posting so many times, but how about Topaz Blue? It was available on the E46 M3 until 2002 (or maybe it was 2003), and I think it would look fantastic on an M5, whether it be an E39, E60, or the new F10. At night or out of sunlight, it looks like a darker blue (kind of like Mystic Blue Metallic), but then in the light, it gives a bit of a Laguna Seca Blue look.

Its not too bright like LSB, but just appropriate for a sedan IMO. Here are a few pics for those unfamiliar with the color...

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