I wanted a bright colour, brighter than what was available from the standard colour range for the 3 Series. The factory said that I could have any colour from the standard colour range of its other models. So as the yellow was discontinued or was a special limited edition (Z4) I settled for the orange that was available from the M Coupe and now is available from the X1 range.
I have no idea about what discount may be available as it is a brand new model and not a run out model. This car will be for me, a car to keep to till i kick the bucket so it will be fully loaded with over £15k of extras. So I'm not interested in a potential resale value disaster by getting it in Valencia Orange.
in bright sunshine the colour is bright orange and when the sun goes behind clouds it becomes a darker blood orange, the orange is a metallic.