Originally Posted by tony20009
So, up until the F30 came along, I had to give it to BMW for preserving a buyer's ability to mix and match the interior and exterior colors as the buyer saw fit. With the F30, however, BMW promulgated what colors belong on the various lines, which I must admit I detest also, particularly as they are, except for the sport and m-sport, are a lot of money for cosmetics.
Configurability is intentionally limited when new models are introduced as it simplifies production ramp-up. As the model matures more configuration options will be introduced.