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      01-30-2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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Tips on getting an individual color

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I am working on putting in an order on my first M3! I have been trying to work with my dealership to get some individual options into the car. I just received word back from BMWNA that they did not approve the color I wanted, Valencia Orange.

Do you guys have any tips on how to push the dealership to get this option approved for me? I appreciate any help. I know that there are E92's out there with this color on it, so it is obviously possible.

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try another dealer maybe
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I believed the Valencia orange is reserved for M6 go with Estoril blue if they let you order one.
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If BMWNA said NO another dealership will not be able to help. BTW post in a different section. You might get more replies.
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Ya if BMWNA says NO then its pretty much a no. Unless a high Individual volume dealer like Steve Thomas BMW has any pull with them. I think your best bet is to contact them.
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Ya if BMWNA says NO then its pretty much a no. Unless a high Individual volume dealer like Steve Thomas BMW has any pull with them. I think your best bet is to contact them.
Rob,

How did you managed to get the Laguna blue?
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Ya if BMWNA says NO then its pretty much a no. Unless a high Individual volume dealer like Steve Thomas BMW has any pull with them. I think your best bet is to contact them.
Thanks Rob

shoot Checa an email and we will get you all set up, If anyone can do it Ryan/Checa can we have gotten a lot more unique colors in the past. Email is down below in my signature
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Rob,

How did you managed to get the Laguna blue?
I asked my dealer to submit it and hey what do you know they approved it lol.
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Great color of choice remind me of the odl E46 M3.
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shoot Checa an email and we will get you all set up, If anyone can do it Ryan/Checa can we have gotten a lot more unique colors in the past. Email is down below in my signature
Thanks I appreciate it! I will send over an email.
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^^sounds good, feel free to shoot me a pm if you need anything else in the future.
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I believed the Valencia orange is reserved for M6 go with Estoril blue if they let you order one.
I think you're referring to "sakhir orange" on the M5/M6. Valencia Orange is available currently on the F20 1-series (currently on sale in Europe) and the X1 stateside (just picked up a VO X1 from Steve Thomas over the weekend).

As others have mentioned, give Steve Thomas a call, they ordered our Fire Orange E90 M3 for us and well versed with BMW Individual ordering.
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I think you're referring to "sakhir orange" on the M5/M6. Valencia Orange is available currently on the F20 1-series (currently on sale in Europe) and the X1 stateside (just picked up a VO X1 from Steve Thomas over the weekend).

As others have mentioned, give Steve Thomas a call, they ordered our Fire Orange E90 M3 for us and well versed with BMW Individual ordering.
+1 on this...they were a big help with my Fire Orange E92 as well!
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Ya if BMWNA says NO then its pretty much a no. Unless a high Individual volume dealer like Steve Thomas BMW has any pull with them. I think your best bet is to contact them.
definitely hit up Steve Thomas. I got my car from them. Great customer service even post-purchase.
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Also, do you guys know what is up with the black ZCP wheels? I know they are available on turner, but I'd like to get them from the factory. When I got denied for the valencia orange, I was also told the black wheels are "not available as a special order." However, I see that other people on the forum have orders in right now with the black wheels. Anyone know what the deal is with this?
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Also, do you guys know what is up with the black ZCP wheels? I know they are available on turner, but I'd like to get them from the factory. When I got denied for the valencia orange, I was also told the black wheels are "not available as a special order." However, I see that other people on the forum have orders in right now with the black wheels. Anyone know what the deal is with this?
Hey Rick,

The Black ZCP wheels are not available from the factory. They were available (in limited supply) on the Lime Rock Edition. Personally I had mine painted gloss black to match the trim around the mirrors, etc. Good luck!
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Well, I was just approved for Sakhir Orange on the M3. I just need to decide if I want to do it. I'm still not sure I like that color as much as valencia orange.
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Well, I was just approved for Sakhir Orange on the M3. I just need to decide if I want to do it. I'm still not sure I like that color as much as valencia orange.
I would prefer VO instead shakir orange. However i am biased. shakir looks more on the red side instead orange. good luck.
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Well, I was just approved for Sakhir Orange on the M3. I just need to decide if I want to do it. I'm still not sure I like that color as much as valencia orange.
Sakhir looks great. Let us know what you decide.
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Well, I was just approved for Sakhir Orange on the M3. I just need to decide if I want to do it. I'm still not sure I like that color as much as valencia orange.
that will be cool. good luck with the order
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