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      06-11-2016, 12:51 AM   #1
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Difference between Sakhir Orange and Sakhir Orange II?

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Anybody know the differences between sakhir orange and sakhir orange II that is part of the 2017 palette?
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Anybody know the differences between sakhir orange and sakhir orange II that is part of the 2017 palette?
From one of the other threads...

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Very interested on SO vs. SO II
Me too. Does anyone know anything about the differences?
Has to do with supply issues of the original paint. They can't get the original so they have a new supplier and the color will be very close to the original, but not exactly the same.
There shouldn't be any physical difference. The hiccup was a delay in the Iriodin gold pigment supply catching up and the normal supplier of the final mixed materials could not produce the necessary amounts in a rush so another supplier is being used. Since the base and tint coats are easily matched by any given supplier, clear coat is solely from BASF, and no change to any of the luster pigments has occurred, there will be no visible difference.

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Option code: B50

Equipment Description: Sakhir Orange Metallic Paint

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Models affected: All M3, M4

Details of change: Sakhir Orange changes option code to C1H, and the name changes to Sakhir Orange II.

C1H Sakhir Orange II metallic paint Added All M3,M4 models Replaces B50 Sakhir Orange. The colour is identical to B50.
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Sakhir Orange II?

What is the difference between Sakhir and Sakhir II? Why do they have a second version of this color? Was there a problem with the first one?
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What is the difference between Sakhir and Sakhir II? Why do they have a second version of this color? Was there a problem with the first one?
There was a problem with the paint supplier and Sakhir Orange wasn't even available for a short period so you couldn't order a car in this color. When it came back again, it was called Sakhir Orange II and the word was that it was the exact same color but from a different supplier.

Discussed here earlier: http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1272233
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What is the difference between Sakhir and Sakhir II? Why do they have a second version of this color? Was there a problem with the first one?
There was a problem with the paint supplier and Sakhir Orange wasn't even available for a short period so you couldn't order a car in this color. When it came back again, it was called Sakhir Orange II and the word was that it was the exact same color but from a different supplier.

Discussed here earlier: http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1272233
Spoke with a CA just the other day, says ll has more red...Who knows, looks identical to me.
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Spoke with a CA just the other day, says ll has more red...Who knows, looks identical to me.
Well, BMW should know and according to the linked thread, BMW says that the color is identical.
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Spoke with a CA just the other day, says ll has more red...Who knows, looks identical to me.
Ive parked my car next to an SOII car and neither was more red.
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      01-16-2017, 10:26 AM   #8
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I wondered the same thing after I got my SOII M4. My CA was also curious so we parked it next to a SO M4 at the dealership, both cars washed, same lighting and you could not tell the difference.
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