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      11-04-2011, 02:17 PM   #67
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Everything makes sense now !

I honestly believe I've figured out why BMW doesn't allow you to configure a Deep Sea Blue F10 with the M-Sport package, or offer a limited-to-the-M-Sport-only color option like Le Mans blue: it's because they're saving this combination for the USA version of the 30th anniversary 5-series car ! Really ! It makes perfect sense. Here's a quote from Left Lane News that gives me hope (http://www.leftlanenews.com/bmw-rele...-in-japan.html ):
"Those who want one but don’t live in Japan will have to be patient. BMW is expected to launch other limited editions to celebrate the 30th birthday of the 5-Series across the world but not until 2012 when the car actually turns 30."
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      11-04-2011, 02:22 PM   #68
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It's nice that they are saving the color for anniversary edition. But since it is limited, there will probably be no negotiation room for one. I like the color, but not enough to pay full MSRP.
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      11-04-2011, 02:27 PM   #69
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It's nice that they are saving the color for anniversary edition. But since it is limited, there will probably be no negotiation room for one. I like the color, but not enough to pay full MSRP.
I agree with you, but since I'm seriously considering paying the $5,500 special order paint charge for Le Mans blue, I think it might be better to wait for the 30th Anniversary edition and pay about the same price (maybe a little more) but then own a collectible car, vs. just having an M-Sport with a one-off paint color. Would you agree ?
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      11-04-2011, 02:56 PM   #70
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Ah yes, if you are willing to pay 5.5k for a color You will also be getting special bits on anniversary edition which should make your ride pretty unique!
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      12-26-2011, 01:08 PM   #71
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Le Mans Blue vs. Alpina Blue ???

Well, I've finally gone ahead and ordered an M-Sport 2012 535i with special order paint for the extra charge. I found a dealer in Los Angeles who was willing to knock $1,000 off of the normal $5,000 cost, so that pushed me over the top. My F10 will be pretty well loaded with Premium Package, Premium Sound, Technology Package, Active Roll Stabilization, Topview, etc.

So here's the question: Should I go with Le Mans Blue (which is what I specified) or switch to Alpina Blue (assuming I can get this color, NA rep is checking). Of all the multitude of BMW blues, I like Le Mans Blue for being a true, pure blue, with minimal metal-flake. Alpina Blue of course is lighter, with more sparkle, and it looks a little more "luxurious". Either color will look exceptional, and certainly exclusive on a 5-series. One advantage of Alpina Blue is that this color is only available on the Alpina B7, the highest-end car in BMW's current range. Le Mans Blue, on the other hand, while being exclusive to the M3 and M Sport equipped 3-series and 1-series, is a little less exclusive, and on cars "below" the 5-series, rather than above it like Alpina Blue on the 7.

So, which blue should I go with for my $4,000 special order paint charge ?


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      12-26-2011, 01:09 PM   #72
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BMW Blues - Updated

BMW BLUES
1. Biarritz Blue (7 series, my original favorite BMW Blue)
2. Orient Blue (7 series, too dark, almost black)
3. Steel Blue (2001 7 series, my 2001 740i, great color, 3 and 5 series ’01-’03)
4. Blue Water (very light blue, 5 series only, 2002 – 2010)
5. Toledo Blue (2002 – 2005 745, kind of a washed-out, purplish blue)
6. Michigan Blue (2002 – 2008 7 series; very similar to Steel Blue)
7. Monaco Blue (2005 – 2008 7 series; like Orient Blue, very dark. Rose’s ’08 750i)
8. Imperial Blue (2009 – 2012 7 series, similar to Monaco Blue, very dark)
9. Deep Sea Blue (‘08 – ’12 5 series, 7 series ’09-’12; beautiful, like Biarritz Blue)
10. Interlagos Blue (M5, not bad, but too “electric”)
11. Monte Carlo Blue (2012 M5, 2010 X5M. A little light, but nice)
12. Montego Blue (3 series only, too bright. Lots of sparkle.)
13. Le Mans Blue (best blue there is; 3 series M Sport package exclusive. Pure blue)
14. Mystic Blue (2004 – 2007 M3, 3 series, E60 5 series. On the darker side)
15. Topaz Blue (2002. E39. Excellent color, similar to Le Mans Blue, not very metallic)
16. Velvet Blue (2002 3 series, Paintscratch.com only)
17. Laser Blue (2002 3 series, Paintscratch.com only)
18. Avus Blue (1995, 2002 M3, 2000 M5. Excellent color, similar to Le Mans Blue)
19. Montreal Blue
20. Atlanta Blue (nice blue, my 1998 Z3)
21. Maldives Blue (very similar to Atlantic Blue, 2003 – 2005 Z4)
22. Carbon Black (5 and 7 series M Sport exclusive, way too dark, mostly black)
23. Azurite Black (new 7 series, Individual color, too dark, but better than Carbon)
24. Jerez Black (2011 M3 Coupe, not sedan, way too dark, mostly black)
25. Alpina Blue (2007-08 & 2011 Alpina B7, very nice blue. Hint of purple.)
26. Tansanite Blue Metallic (650i Individual Color in Europe)
27. Laguna Seca Blue (E46 M3, 2001-2003?) Light blue
28. Estoril Blue (M3) Another very nice BMW blue, similar to Laguna Seca Blue
29. Liquid Blue (2012 3-series E92 coupe and 2012 1-series F20 hatchback, light blue)
30. Indigo Blue (My 2005 K1200S, beautiful blue)
31. Capri Blue (K1200RS, beautiful blue, similar to Z3 Atlanta Blue, a little darker)
32. Dolphin Blue (K1200RS, dark, kind of grey blue)
33. Lupin Blue (2011 K1300S) aka Lupine Blue (2012 K1300S HP)
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I am not sure which is worse, 4k option charge for paint or 33 different blues, lol.

I can attest that #22 would come with an additional 4k rebate!
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      12-26-2011, 01:28 PM   #74
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I am not sure which is worse, 4k option charge for paint or 33 different blues, lol.

I can attest that #22 would come with an additional 4k rebate!
Thanks Delvek. Would you mind copying your reply and pasting in the new thread I just created: http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthre...1#post11040415
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