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Jet Black Owners: Need your comments

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Tom...when i ordered my car, i didnt hesitate to order jet black...but after reading some passionate posts on here about all the great colors offered for the M5, i was thinking i should have taken more time picking a color..until, this past weekend... i spent saturday and sunday washing, polishing and waxing my car...Tom, nothing looks like a Jet Black M5 with a perfect took my breath away when i was is timeless in my opinion..i know there are alot of black 5 series out there..and some folks want their M5 to stand out from the bunch...but all we really have to do is hit the gas to do that...any choice you make will be the right one..all the best
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Tom M5,

Just picked up my anthracite/caramel/burl walnut two and a half weeks ago. My last car -- a '95 Maxima SE -- was black exterior/black leather. Based on that experience, I decided never again to own black exterior (it shows everything) and black leather (I fried a couple of suited colleagues, who unwittingly agreed to a lift, after the car had been sitting in the sun all day long). I think the anthracite is a nice compromise. It definitely is more forgiving than black (jet or carbon) and -- my $.02 -- more distinctive (read, less common) than titanium. I suppose the caramel interior on the other hand will show the dirt more than black (particularly the mats), but it's way cooler. BTW, I tried to get Tom M5 as my Username. You must have beaten me by minutes! Whatever color, you're gonna love it!

Tom M
s maxwell,

As indicated in my previous post, I went with the anthracite/caramel combo. None of the pictures I've seen of the caramel do it justice, including my own:

(It's one of these two. I can't check 'cause Photopoint's website appears to be down currently. Anyway, the other is just the exterior.)

The pictures make it look like "sand," but it's much less beige. It's a deeper, richer, almost pumpkin shade (which I like even though I'm not generally partial to orange).

BTW, the site lies! The virtual center (build your own) shows the all-leather option (which I have) encasing the gear shift in the caramel leather. Not true. The leather surrounding the gear shift is black, as is, of course, the dash.
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