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      08-11-2007, 01:38 PM   #23
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My point is, though the combination might be available elsewhere, BMWUSA has prevented certain ones from being ordered in the past.
Yeah OK. Well, in that case I wouldn't worry about this combination not being available because a) it looks good and I'm surprised it's not a recommended combination and b) there are pics in the photo section of 6 silverstone M3's lined up, 3 of which have Fox Red interiors. These pictures were taken at the Italian press launch or something like that, so it's obviously a combination which does have some fans at BMW.
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      08-11-2007, 01:42 PM   #24
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Yeah OK. Well, in that case I wouldn't worry about this combination not being available because a) it looks good and I'm surprised it's not a recommended combination and b) there are pics in the photo section of 6 silverstone M3's lined up, 3 of which have Fox Red interiors. These pictures were taken at the Italian press launch or something like that, so it's obviously a combination which does have some fans at BMW.

+1, that includes me as well
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      08-11-2007, 02:02 PM   #25
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Yeah OK. Well, in that case I wouldn't worry about this combination not being available because a) it looks good and I'm surprised it's not a recommended combination and b) there are pics in the photo section of 6 silverstone M3's lined up, 3 of which have Fox Red interiors. These pictures were taken at the Italian press launch or something like that, so it's obviously a combination which does have some fans at BMW.
I agree SSII and Fox are hot........but............

I think what Greg was trying to say is that unfortunately for the U.S. BMW
NA combos and options are not always about what is cool or what looks good but about whatever BMW AG decides we should have.

I mean it took 2.5 years for us to get the 19" wheel option here in the U.S. on the E46 M3!!!!
And we do not have "Individual" like you Euros do. So..........

IMHO, just trying to say it's not always good news for us Yanks when it comes to options and combos available from BMW NA.

If you don't live here it's kind of hard to understand this but our pessimism is wholly justified.............

That being said, I do believe that this new "M" will offer more trims and options available to us than ever before- and that's a good thing.
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I agree SSII and Fox are hot........but............

I think what Greg was trying to say is that unfortunately for the U.S. BMW
NA combos and options are not always about what is cool or what looks good but about whatever BMW AG decides we should have.

I mean it took 2.5 years for us to get the 19" wheel option here in the U.S. on the E46 M3!!!!
And we do not have "Individual" like you Euros do. So..........

IMHO, just trying to say it's not always good news for us Yanks when it comes to options and combos available from BMW NA.

If you don't live here it's kind of hard to understand this but our pessimism is wholly justified.............

That being said, I do believe that this new "M" will offer more trims and options available to us than ever before- and that's a good thing.
MI6 is right. Look at this combo below for the 335i and you'll see what they mean. This particular combo "Montego Blue Metallic" with "Coral Red/Black w/Dakota Leather Upholstery" Is not an available option in the US. It looks great tho IMHO. However the car is from Europe.
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MI6 is right. Look at this combo below for the 335i and you'll see what they mean. This particular combo "Montego Blue Metallic" with "Coral Red/Black w/Dakota Leather Upholstery" Is not an available option in the US. It looks great tho IMHO. However the car is from Europe.
BMW AG is known to not like "Superman".........

For Munich, Batman is a whole different story though.

Maybe it's that cool car of his.........
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SSII & Fox Red!!!!!!!!

I Spoke with the GM of Edmonton BMW Today and he told me that you will be able to get SSII and Fox Red together but it will cost a fee for a special order. Personally I don't care what the fee is, My M3 will be SSII, Fox Red and Sycamore Anthracite wood trim.

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I Spoke with the GM of Edmonton BMW Today and he told me that you will be able to get SSII and Fox Red together but it will cost a fee for a special order. Personally I don't care what the fee is, My M3 will be SSII, Fox Red and Sycamore Anthracite wood trim.
At least you can do specials in Canada. Here, no such luck at this time.
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      08-12-2007, 05:06 AM   #31
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At least you can do specials in Canada. Here, no such luck at this time.

Remember US and Canada don't always share the same color combos, wheels, and options.

Hopefully you will be able to get your color combo...... maybe you will get lucky and it will be a regular color combo in the US.
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I Spoke with the GM of Edmonton BMW Today and he told me that you will be able to get SSII and Fox Red together but it will cost a fee for a special order. Personally I don't care what the fee is, My M3 will be SSII, Fox Red and Sycamore Anthracite wood trim.

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Don't let the guy steal your money, those color combos are just "perfect matches" as per the legend. This was the same when I ordered my 335 and you could still order any combo without paying the extra. Tell that manger to go screw himself, hes ripping you a new one.
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i agree. i think fox red looks great with silverstone II and space gray. and by no means am i normally a fan of red interiors.
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I was thinking more Spidey myself
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Looks like no front PDC offered ?
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I have not been following the M3's options so far, but I like the fact that you can order the car with a sunroof, and it would delete the CF roof.

Not a big fan of the skunk stripe black roof if its a color car thats not black...
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      08-14-2007, 09:17 AM   #37
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I ordered the sunroof,because I do not see the point of a 12lb saving being a very big deal on a 3600lb+ vehicle.But I guess you also have add back the weight of the sunroof cassette.If the car was a lightweight special like a GT3rs maybe I would worry about it,but a sunroof is part of my integral enjoyment of a vehicle.
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I ordered the sunroof,because I do not see the point of a 12lb saving being a very big deal on a 3600lb+ vehicle.But I guess you also have add back the weight of the sunroof cassette.If the car was a lightweight special like a GT3rs maybe I would worry about it,but a sunroof is part of my integral enjoyment of a vehicle.
People don't seem to register the fact of where the weight is located.
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People don't seem to register the fact of where the weight is located.
Yes I am aware of the effect of weight on the roof compared to weight located at the floorpan.As it will be a street car,not a track or lapping car it does not matter in my case.With a car that will weigh as much as this one does,it will take a very skilled driver to notice the difference if at all.My trackdays are now reserved for 400lb bikes not almost 2 ton cars
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Why would anybody want a sunroof in a car with climate control?

And if you're going to take away a USP of the M3 then why not just get a 335i?
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Why would anybody want a sunroof in a car with climate control?

And if you're going to take away a USP of the M3 then why not just get a 335i?

We have a E93 335 and it is a great car ,but it is not an M3 and besides it is my wifes carI use my sunroof all the time in my cars on cooler days and low speeds and even my F150 worktruck has a sunroof and anytime I have not had a sunroof I have gotten rid of that vehicle quite quickly.
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I ordered the sunroof,because I do not see the point of a 12lb saving being a very big deal on a 3600lb+ vehicle.But I guess you also have add back the weight of the sunroof cassette.If the car was a lightweight special like a GT3rs maybe I would worry about it,but a sunroof is part of my integral enjoyment of a vehicle.
The total difference is about 48 lb., not insignificant. I, too, like sunroofs, so it's a bit of a dilemma, because I'm also attracted to the looks and benefits of the CF roof. Can't have it all, I guess.
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Yea, I'm in the same boat as you Greg. I like sunroofs simply because they add some extra daylight into the cabin on these gray days we get in Seattle. Especially with the black headliner. That said, theres no doubt that the carbon roof looks the business ... so it will be a tough call.
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The total difference is about 48 lb., not insignificant. I, too, like sunroofs, so it's a bit of a dilemma, because I'm also attracted to the looks and benefits of the CF roof. Can't have it all, I guess.
You have to remember that the weights that are being quoted are for non-optioned cars.I am going for a fully optioned car with nav,upgraded sound system 19's and all this adds weight,maybe as much as 75 lbs.I have had lots of carbon fibre on my bikes in the past & present and it does not age well in exposure to the elements.And being that this will be a 4 season car in a Canadian winter,I am not willing to be guinea pig.And besides I want the sunroof
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