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      04-11-2019, 12:29 PM   #1
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Just ordered my M40i

Now the waiting begins:

M40i / SF Red / Cognac / black 799 wheels / all options

Should be in my hands by mid June...
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Congrats! Do you already have the production week?
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Congrats! Do you already have the production week?
Week 17
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Very jealous...that’s the config I’ve been eyeballing...well done and enjoy!

Well Frozen Gray first but...what kind of maintenance is required on it? Saw a blurb or two but nothing concrete from BMW that I recall.
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Very jealous...that's the config I've been eyeballing...well done and enjoy!

Well Frozen Gray first but...what kind of maintenance is required on it? Saw a blurb or two but nothing concrete from BMW that I recall.
Frozen grey with Cognac or Magma Red seats would have been my preference. However, cost and maintenance requirements are just not worth it.

SF Red with Cognac is a close second.

I am unsure about the Cerion Grey caps and grill and inserts. If I hate it I will swap them out for black. Too bad in the U.S. we cannot option the M40i all blacked out.
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Entered production today! That was quick!
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Be pretty cool if you could log onto the plant's build activity...they could have a VR banner above the car they're working on: "German1967's build" or whatever...

The F.E. Frozen Orange would've been sweet choice, too. Was that a Euro only offer?
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Be pretty cool if you could log onto the plant's build activity...they could have a VR banner above the car they're working on: "German1967's build" or whatever...

The F.E. Frozen Orange would've been sweet choice, too. Was that a Euro only offer?
Indeed that would be cool!
I don't think any First Edition cars made it to the U.S. but I don't know for sure.
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Be pretty cool if you could log onto the plant's build activity...they could have a VR banner above the car they're working on: "German1967's build" or whatever...

The F.E. Frozen Orange would've been sweet choice, too. Was that a Euro only offer?
I think they work on a Ďmy car is borní feature (may not recall the name correctly) for the Connected app or My Garage on the web site that does something like that (showing pics and clips from when itís being built).
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Frozen grey with Cognac or Magma Red seats would have been my preference. However, cost and maintenance requirements are just not worth it.

SF Red with Cognac is a close second.

I am unsure about the Cerion Grey caps and grill and inserts. If I hate it I will swap them out for black. Too bad in the U.S. we cannot option the M40i all blacked out.
Congratulations on your new purchase. The car is fantastic to dirive and I'm sure you will absolutely love it. That straight six B58 engine sounds fabulous.

I would keep the Cerium Grey grill and mirror caps. The black grill is shiny plastic and looks cheap IMO. However, if you really must have a black grill then the San Francisco red is the best colour to match it.
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I know colors aren't always accurate on autotrader but they show, nationwide, 395 2019 Z4's with on 3% (12) being "orange" interior and not one of those has red exterior...
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I know colors aren't always accurate on autotrader but they show, nationwide, 395 2019 Z4's with on 3% (12) being "orange" interior and not one of those has red exterior...
The orange interior is Magma Red which has an orangue hue. Won't go well with Red Exterior.
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Nah, cognac is showing up for most of those when you choose "orange" interior.
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Nah, cognac is showing up for most of those when you choose "orange" interior.
Funny... Cognac is all but orange... it is a light brown... in between beige and saddle brown
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Yeah I get it...I've seen it...it goes great w/ Red. So question still stands... why none of this combo out of the gate within the continental US!?
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Yeah I get it...I've seen it...it goes great w/ Red. So question still stands... why none of this combo out of the gate within the continental US!?
My guess is that most Reds are ordered with either white or black seats as the most popular combination.The Cognac I saw went with either Misano or White cars.
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Frozen grey with Cognac or Magma Red seats would have been my preference. However, cost and maintenance requirements are just not worth it.

SF Red with Cognac is a close second.

I am unsure about the Cerion Grey caps and grill and inserts. If I hate it I will swap them out for black. Too bad in the U.S. we cannot option the M40i all blacked out.
Congratulations on your new purchase. The car is fantastic to dirive and I'm sure you will absolutely love it. That straight six B58 engine sounds fabulous.

I would keep the Cerium Grey grill and mirror caps. The black grill is shiny plastic and looks cheap IMO. However, if you really must have a black grill then the San Francisco red is the best colour to match it.
Thanks! I was considering the Misano Blue and yours looks spectacular! But I lost my heart to SF Red - joining the Red X3 of my wife.

Cannot wait to pick her up ...
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Just ordered mine as well! M40i, Frozen Grey, Cognac Interior, Black 799M wheels, moonlight roof, fully loaded. Doing European Delivery with a pick-up in Munich on 9 July. Any recommendations for the Welt?
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Stuck waiting for dispatch from factory now for 5 days....
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Stuck waiting for dispatch from factory now for 5 days....
Man, I remember the feeling. Sorta like being a kid counting down the days to Christmas, only to be told that Christmas had been moved to an unspecified date in the future.

You'll be in before you know it though
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I am unsure about the Cerion Grey caps and grill and inserts. If I hate it I will swap them out for black. Too bad in the U.S. we cannot option the M40i all blacked out.
The Cerion Grey nonsense on the black car was a deal breaker for me. My fall back plan was to get them painted, but after some creative nudging, I believe that I found a solution. I'll confirm in the morning, but i should be able to provide the part numbers for the black grills and the black things on the outer edges of the bumper.
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The Cerion Grey nonsense on the black car was a deal breaker for me. My fall back plan was to get them painted, but after some creative nudging, I believe that I found a solution. I'll confirm in the morning, but i should be able to provide the part numbers for the black grills and the black things on the outer edges of the bumper.
Funny - I love the Cerium Gray with Alpine White (what I ordered). I even got the gray wheels to match. Black would have nearly been a deal breaker for me.

Maybe you could swap with someone on the forum. There will always been different tastes that want a new look!
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