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      03-10-2017, 12:35 PM   #1
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Desperation/Colour choice/Bluestone Metallic

The deadline for making my colour choice on my 530e M Sport is next week. Iīm trying to stay away from black ( have had too many ). Bluestone looks stunning in some photos, but for lack of a better description, a bit "bleak" in others. Photos lie, so I would really like to hear from anyone who has seen this colour in the flesh. Not to offend anyone, but I really donīt want a light blue Bimmer!

Any observations/opinions welcome :-)
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Are you getting a G30? If so, all the pictures I"ve seen the car is basically silver with a light blue tint. I think it's a great color.
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Are you getting a G30? If so, all the pictures I"ve seen the car is basically silver with a light blue tint. I think it's a great color.
Thanks. Yes, G30. I actually saw it briefly in a showroom under artificial light. Nice and crisp.Looks good on the official BMW add also, but not so "stunning" under cloudy, wet and dirty northern European conditions from what I have seen on YouTube... , but then what colour does ;-)
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the bluestone metallic is really nice..

what interior colour do you want to get with this exterior? the brown cognac dakota perhaps?
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the bluestone metallic is really nice..

what interior colour do you want to get with this exterior? the brown cognac dakota perhaps?
I have only seen it with ivory interior. Nice, but not very masculine....? Do you think Cognac is a good match? I have only seen Cognac with Sapphire Black. Very elegant.
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I have only seen it with ivory interior. Nice, but not very masculine....? Do you think Cognac is a good match? I have only seen Cognac with Sapphire Black. Very elegant.
gray with brown leather is a pretty well known combo. it's going to look very nice together.
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gray with brown leather is a pretty well known combo. it's going to look very nice together.
Mocha or Cognac ?
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Mocha or Cognac ?
that is up to you. personally, I like the tone/colour of mocha better and that is probably what I would pick.

just keep in mind that the mocha leather is nappa and the cognac is dakota.

the nappa is smoother and higher quality, but it more subject to long term wear because it is thinner and less durable then dakota.

be prepared to take good care of the leather and clean/condition it often if you go with the nappa choice. I personally have venetian beige dakota leather in my 2011 5 series and it holds up well over the long run.

good luck!
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that is up to you. personally, I like the tone/colour of mocha better and that is probably what I would pick.

just keep in mind that the mocha leather is nappa and the cognac is dakota.

the nappa is smoother and higher quality, but it more subject to long term wear because it is thinner and less durable then dakota.

be prepared to take good care of the leather and clean/condition it often if you go with the nappa choice. I personally have venetian beige dakota leather in my 2011 5 series and it holds up well over the long run.

good luck!
Appreciate your advice. Luxury problems;-) Have some hard decisions to make over the weekend!
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Appreciate your advice. Luxury problems;-) Have some hard decisions to make over the weekend!
in all honesty, ordering colours with bmw isnt that difficult.

its either white, gray, black, or a slightly lighter shade of black.. literally.

you wont be dissapointed with gray on brown. it will look gorgeous. be sure to look at lots of pictures online to help you decide - the pictures do not have to be purely BMW G30.. be sure to broaden your search.

I reccomend also visiting some BMW dealers to see in person and once again, good luck with your decision! let us know what you pick.
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in all honesty, ordering colours with bmw isnt that difficult.

its either white, gray, black, or a slightly lighter shade of black.. literally.

you wont be dissapointed with gray on brown. it will look gorgeous. be sure to look at lots of pictures online to help you decide - the pictures do not have to be purely BMW G30.. be sure to broaden your search.

I reccomend also visiting some BMW dealers to see in person and once again, good luck with your decision! let us know what you pick.
Thanks for the advice. Yesterday we ( my wife is in on this !) settled on Bluestone Metallic on Ivory. Thought it was settled... . Back to the drawing board! Cheers :-)

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