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      09-25-2012, 01:28 AM   #507
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I've got the base model and do not have the option to change the colors... In options and lighting, I only get a brighter/dimmer selection.
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      09-25-2012, 10:06 PM   #508
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There is two colors white and amber. White is not as visible as the amber on the light color interiors.
Correct, two color choices.

Interesting the you and some others refer to "classic" as 'amber', 'yellow orange'.
It's distinctly reddish, no hint of orange.

I don't think there is a difference in lighting color between the lines, is there?
I have a 335i Msport, "classic" has a distinct reddish tint. Hold your hand out a bit below the rear view mirror and you'll see the light color easier.
Use a white piece of paper or envelope and check out the color again.
I wonder if there is a difference in the hue between the "lines"?

For those who may not know, you adjust the color and light intensity of the ambient lights with iDrive.

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      09-26-2012, 08:55 AM   #509
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Correct, two color choices.

Interesting the you and some others refer to "classic" as 'amber', 'yellow orange'.
It's distinctly reddish, no hint of orange.

I don't think there is a difference in lighting color between the lines, is there?
I have a 335i Msport, "classic" has a distinct reddish tint. Hold your hand out a bit below the rear view mirror and you'll see the light color easier.
Use a white piece of paper or envelope and check out the color again.
I wonder if there is a difference in the hue between the "lines"?

For those who may not know, you adjust the color and light intensity of the ambient lights with iDrive.
The bmw gauges color is mostly referred as amber on the forums/magazines. As I see the classic ambient color matches the gauges perfectly. I am not a native speaker of English so i took their word and use the amber for classic. After your comment I checked the dictionary, it says pale yellow, sometimes reddish. If you think amber is pale yellow it is definitely the not right word to describe the bmw color. As you mentioned it is more reddish but not exactly red IMO.

If we rephrase it classic mode is like the gauges, modern,sport,luxury is white.

I found it funny that they rename the same color of lighting with different names in the lines. How can the white color become sport, luxury and modern at the same time
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      09-26-2012, 02:32 PM   #510
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cant believe we are debating colour here but it is definitely AMBER.
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      09-26-2012, 02:42 PM   #511
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cant believe we are debating colour here but it is definitely AMBER.
One could even debate the word. Is it colour or color. It all depends on where you're from ^^.
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      09-26-2012, 02:46 PM   #512
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One could even debate the word. Is it colour or color. It all depends on where you're from ^^.
...it's C O L O U R !!!
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      09-26-2012, 03:00 PM   #513
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The ambient lights are definitely NOT an amber color.

Go find some pictures of "amber", the substance which the color is named after, and you'll see that amber is more in the orange shade and can move towards yellow or orange-red, and even brownish orange.

Hold you hand under the rear view mirror and you'll see the light is distinctly reddish, not amber.
It's reddish amber.

Or maybe it's closer to amberish red.
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      09-26-2012, 03:28 PM   #514
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It's reddish amber.

Or maybe it's closer to amberish red.
Ok, if "amber" must be in there, then so be it.
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...it's C O L O U R !!!
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took this from a page called the many colours of Amber. The last pic on the page is what I copied, I think it looks the closest.

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When you reach 40mph, the automatic speed monitor turns on the steering wheel vibration.
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When you reach 40mph, the automatic speed monitor turns on the steering wheel vibration.
Can't believe some of you lucky bastards got the massaging steering wheel option thrown in for free...
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Can't believe some of you lucky bastards got the massaging steering wheel option thrown in for free...
I don't think it is a free option thrown in....it is in fact an issue that many F30 328i owners have. There is another long thread discussing this issue http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=682580


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      10-01-2012, 11:18 PM   #522
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car won't let u open the trunk while in motion, even while slowing down to park.
oh i've opened my trunk a couple of times - once in hollywood leaving a bar (friend got out of his car at the light the close it) and once in my parking garage (neighbor had to honk to let me know).
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http://www.amberalert.gov/

go to that site...it has many choices of amber on it.
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amber is amber...

amber is not red
amber is not yellow

but the closest thing to amber is : orange...


Oh and to control the intensity of the ambient lightning

you can control it two ways:
1) i-DRIVE as the main control
2) dashboard and instrument lighting wheel on the side of the steering wheel by the headlight controls. (as the secondary control)


and i too find it funny that:

Amber = classic colOr
white = sport/luxury/modern
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OK - Back on topic.

One of my favorite features is the little, hidden compartment to the left of the drivers left knee on the bottom section of the dash. Perfect for keeping my wallet on long drives (keeping it out of view when I stop), or possibly storing a firearm. Albeit not a large one, but a medium to small one for sure.
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OK - Back on topic.

One of my favorite features is the little, hidden compartment to the left of the drivers left knee on the bottom section of the dash. Perfect for keeping my wallet on long drives (keeping it out of view when I stop), or possibly storing a firearm. Albeit not a large one, but a medium to small one for sure.
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amber is amber...

amber is not red
amber is not yellow

but the closest thing to amber is : orange...


Oh and to control the intensity of the ambient lightning

you can control it two ways:
1) i-DRIVE as the main control
2) dashboard and instrument lighting wheel on the side of the steering wheel by the headlight controls. (as the secondary control)


and i too find it funny that:

Amber = classic colOr
white = sport/luxury/modern
I've always thought amber was orange too. Hence clear corners vs amber corners. I don't like my instrument cluster to be on very bright. Is that why ive always thought my map lights were never bright?! That's just a dumb feature.
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OK - Back on topic.

One of my favorite features is the little, hidden compartment to the left of the drivers left knee on the bottom section of the dash. Perfect for keeping my wallet on long drives (keeping it out of view when I stop), or possibly storing a firearm. Albeit not a large one, but a medium to small one for sure.
i keep my e-zpass there
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