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      02-04-2015, 11:29 AM   #23
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bmw really should improve on their interior looks, make it look more expensive please.....






If you get the right interior it looks quite expensive.

Try a two-tone version (like Coral Red) with dark wood (like Ash Grain) and aluminum accents (in the 4 Series it wraps around from the dash to the front doors through the rear doors).

Getting NAV or the Technology Package gives you a gorgeous widescreen too.

I find that most who complain about the interior picked the wrong color combination or skipped the widescreen in the same way that those who complain about the handling forgot the Dynamic Handling Package. The luxury is all there if you pay for it.
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If you get the right interior it looks quite expensive.

Try a two-tone version (like Coral Red) with dark wood (like Ash Grain) and aluminum accents (in the 4 Series it wraps around from the dash to the front doors through the rear doors).

Getting NAV or the Technology Package gives you a gorgeous widescreen too.

I find that most who complain about the interior picked the wrong color combination or skipped the widescreen in the same way that those who complain about the handling forgot the Dynamic Handling Package. The luxury is all there if you pay for it.
Completely agree with this statement. I have no qualms about my Ivory/Ash interior. I think the F36 is a great implementation of driver-oriented luxury. I don't get that same sensation from the new C-Class. Audi's new virtual cockpit on the other hand has my attention...not sure I could formally jump ship to Ingolstadt, through.

By the way, nice ride. I wish I was bold enough to be able to pull the trigger on Coral, it looks great!
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Two tone is much nicer as that's what I have but man I just can't stand the red.

Not bashing anyone who has it, just my personal preference. I wish Saddle Brown leather interior seats were available with M-Sports. Blue exterior with saddle brown interior is my personal favorite combination.
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I would gouge my eyes out before I would get a red interior (or exterior for that matter). How gaudy can you get? Leather is a natural product. It comes in black, brown and rarely white. Every other color looks horrible and fake.
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If you get the right interior it looks quite expensive.

Try a two-tone version (like Coral Red) with dark wood (like Ash Grain) and aluminum accents (in the 4 Series it wraps around from the dash to the front doors through the rear doors).

Getting NAV or the Technology Package gives you a gorgeous widescreen too.

I find that most who complain about the interior picked the wrong color combination or skipped the widescreen in the same way that those who complain about the handling forgot the Dynamic Handling Package. The luxury is all there if you pay for it.
Looks great! The two-tone massively improves the F interior, although I accept the Red is not for everyone.
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If you get the right interior it looks quite expensive.

Try a two-tone version (like Coral Red) with dark wood (like Ash Grain) and aluminum accents (in the 4 Series it wraps around from the dash to the front doors through the rear doors).

Getting NAV or the Technology Package gives you a gorgeous widescreen too.

I find that most who complain about the interior picked the wrong color combination or skipped the widescreen in the same way that those who complain about the handling forgot the Dynamic Handling Package. The luxury is all there if you pay for it.
Completely agree with this statement. I have no qualms about my Ivory/Ash interior. I think the F36 is a great implementation of driver-oriented luxury. I don't get that same sensation from the new C-Class. Audi's new virtual cockpit on the other hand has my attention...not sure I could formally jump ship to Ingolstadt, through.

By the way, nice ride. I wish I was bold enough to be able to pull the trigger on Coral, it looks great!
+1 on the two tone colors but you can't go wrong with black interior on a sporty car
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By the way, nice ride. I wish I was bold enough to be able to pull the trigger on Coral, it looks great!
Thanks, and know that Coral Red only looks 'risky' in photos as cameras and LCD screens have difficulty getting the reds right.

In person, its more subdued. It's still bold, it's just not crazy.
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Two tone is much nicer as that's what I have but man I just can't stand the red.

Not bashing anyone who has it, just my personal preference. I wish Saddle Brown leather interior seats were available with M-Sports. Blue exterior with saddle brown interior is my personal favorite combination.
I had Saddle Brown in my recently-turned-in F30 and it was nice but it didn't make a statement like Coral Red does.

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I would gouge my eyes out before I would get a red interior (or exterior for that matter). How gaudy can you get? Leather is a natural product. It comes in black, brown and rarely white. Every other color looks horrible and fake.
Because of the two-tone nature of the Coral Red interior there is more black than red and the red comes across as a secondary color.

In the 4 Series Gran Coupe M-Sport the headliner is black, the dash is 50% black, the doors are 60% black, the carpets are black, the seatbacks are black, plenty of black to offset the red.

It's funny how most put Estoril Blue exterior on a pedestal and its far, far more unnatural and "look at me" loud than Coral Red is as an interior.
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Looks great! The two-tone massively improves the F interior, although I accept the Red is not for everyone.
Thanks! The F3X interior is very luxurious if you buy the right packages and choose colors wisely.

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+1 on the two tone colors but you can't go wrong with black interior on a sporty car


No doubt, and my 2010 E90 M-Sport had an all-black interior, but the best thing about leasing is keeping it fresh. I'd never done a red interior and always liked it back in the 00's in my friends Honda 2000 Roadster and the Gran Coupe and the Mineral Grey just compliment it so nicely.
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It's funny how most put Estoril Blue exterior on a pedestal and its far, far more unnatural and "look at me" loud than Coral Red is as an interior.
I strongly considered Estoril Blue, but couldn't pull the trigger for the same reason. Black on black for me. I like to stay under the radar.
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I strongly considered Estoril Blue, but couldn't pull the trigger for the same reason. Black on black for me. I like to stay under the radar.
After trying a few other colors I've come to the conclusion that I am a Space/Mineral Gray BMW owner for life. So for me, I have to shake up the interior and take a lot of chances there since I will never do that on the exterior.

Living near and driving around Manhattan there are only a few colors that can hide the road grime and so that eliminates many for me. The one carryover from the Chris Bangle era is the brilliant flame surfacing and there are only a handful of colors that really allow that styling cue to shine.
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I think BMW should add something like the 2 Tone interior that they added to the X6! Man it's amazing
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Blue or white BMWs for me please, EBII on Msport is just the way to go and I think it's in rightful place on the pedastal
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I just want to see them throw the sport suspension on the xdrive models!
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Like they do on the 2 and 6 series.
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Like they do on the 2 and 6 series.
The "sport suspension" is the DHP package on steroids, which is available on the F30 models with xDrive.

We might need to have an M340 to get the equivalent setup that's seen on the xDrive M235.
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god. seeing the fugly standard steering wheel next to the gorgeous m-sport steering wheel makes me throw up in my mouth a little
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god. seeing the fugly standard steering wheel next to the gorgeous m-sport steering wheel makes me throw up in my mouth a little
Yeah, I'm never going Luxury line again.

I needed the Saddle Brown interior in the worst way back in 2012 but it wasn't worth the sacrifices to handling and styling in the end, very happy to be back in an M-Sport and I'm going to stay there.
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Add the track pack from the 2 series and give us the ability to stiffen suspension without having to have the car in sport mode, just like in the M. I want to customize my setting.
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This x1000...been waiting forever for them to catch up to what Audi, Mercedes and every other carmaker is offering
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well i've seen the coral red interior in person before and it looks extremely plasticky :\

I settled with oyster
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