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      04-12-2019, 08:32 AM   #67
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Get ready for SMB overload!
I already see too many of them as it is. Look on BMW approved used and it won't take long to find multiple SMB's lol. Very nice colour, but it'll become very common now.
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      04-12-2019, 08:38 AM   #68
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Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that the 2020 M4 Configurator is now live:

https://www.bmwusa.com/byo.html#!/mo...ector/m4-coupe

Build away to your heart's content!
I notice the U.S. configurator is far superior in design and to operate than the UK one, which I find pretty horrendous.
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I agree with some of the hate on mineral...if its sunny but cloudy it looks like a horrible matte white paint job...but any time you get some ANGLES(drake lol) or the shawdow of a tree reflects on the paint
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      04-12-2019, 09:35 AM   #70
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I love San Marino Blue and I'm glad they made it a standard color for US. Like others have said, i also find the standard color palette lacking, and i think SMB is a great choice for appealing to a wide selection of buyers. It's a beautiful deep metallic blue that should be readily available as a standard color on a car like the M4. It's also a great option to have along with YMB to choose from. As someone who loves BMW's Individual non-metallic blues like LSB, Mexico, Miami, and my new fav Santorini, I'm also glad it's SMB and not one of those, if only to not dilute the exclusivity of those colors. SMB was already on that path in the rest of the world.
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      04-12-2019, 10:09 AM   #71
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BMW please bring back Sparkling Graphite. Pretty please?
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I notice the U.S. configurator is far superior in design and to operate than the UK one, which I find pretty horrendous.
Par. You'd think they could save a ton by just replicating the site, simply changing some localizations. It's the same for every manufacturer.

The advantage is we can be more granular with our options. ��
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      04-12-2019, 10:32 AM   #73
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As a two-time individual SMB buyer I think it's wrong to the customers that paid more to do that. I don't really understand why they do it. Just devalues the individual option and makes people consider "maybe I should wait because this color could become standard".

Honestly seems like a cop-out to sell more cars before they kill it off since nothing else changed really.
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      04-12-2019, 11:12 AM   #74
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A manufacturer adding some form of value to the last model year of a car to support sales volume?! Shocking!

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      04-12-2019, 11:40 AM   #75
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hopefully a few late end models will be leftover when my lease ends in 2021. wouldn't mind snagging another f82 as I'm hesitant on buying mine after crack hub issues
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As a two-time individual SMB buyer I think it's wrong to the customers that paid more to do that. I don't really understand why they do it. Just devalues the individual option and makes people consider "maybe I should wait because this color could become standard".

Honestly seems like a cop-out to sell more cars before they kill it off since nothing else changed really.
The only alternative is for BMW to reject Individual orders for colors that they are considering using as standard later in the model run. They have done this in the past, but people complained about that too. Either way they can't make everyone happy.

Ordering a popular, once-standard exterior color like San Marino Blue from BMW Individual will always be more "risky" in terms of value and long term exclusivity than choosing a BMW Individual branded color, or a color from another manufacturer, or a color of one's own creation.
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SMB a standard color option
It was a standard option in Poland when I ordered in August 2018
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      04-12-2019, 05:43 PM   #78
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It was a standard option in Poland when I ordered in August 2018
It has been that way outside North America for some time now. This is new for here.
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They should've ditched AY and replace with Speed Yellow. Would've been cool to get a real yellow.

Shame they just added SMB. If they had allowed Java Green, I'd force the wife to ditch the SUV and get a M3 in Java so I could have both
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I agree with some of the hate on mineral...if its sunny but cloudy it looks like a horrible matte white paint job...but any time you get some ANGLES(drake lol) or the shawdow of a tree reflects on the paint
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Most of you guys on here looking for exculsivity are comical.
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      04-12-2019, 08:52 PM   #82
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lol at the guys getting butthurt because BMW made SMB a standard color now

that's BMW milking sales before EOP it's always been like that
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      04-12-2019, 09:10 PM   #83
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SMB has always looked like a Mustang/rental car color to me anyway. Colors are personal of course but can't believe people paid extra for it.

Colors to pay for would be like LRG, Daytona Violet, Nardo, and that orange color which is nuts (not Sakhir which I think is great too).

YMB fo lyfe if you don't wanna pay extra.
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      04-12-2019, 09:34 PM   #84
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just dropped $$ on a 2020 atlantis blue f83, individual opal interior and trim. Add that with carbon brakes and that's the cost of being different. Is what it is. I thought Austin yellow would scare people away (use to have Phoenix yellow) but around me there are 2 other Austin's and they are in the same exact city
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SMB is a great color, who cares if it becomes common. The more the better. To current SMB owners - would you rather have puke green or hot pink metallic just to be different?

Sort of like guys not digging Estoril Blue F80s because it came on M340s. Again who cares, I'd take an Estoril M3 with silverstone, black or carbon structure interior over most every other color.
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I'll wait for the new model. New tech , Engine upgraded, AWD . Sorry I know AWD is heresy to most of you on here. If it can make the new m4 perform as well as the m5 does for it's class it might be ok
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I'll wait for the new model. New tech , Engine upgraded, AWD . Sorry I know AWD is heresy to most of you on here. If it can make the new m4 perform as well as the m5 does for it's class it might be ok
It's gonna perform. No doubt it will be the fastest M6 ever made.
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I have a '16 SMB. It doesn't bother me at all that it's standard. I didn't get an IND color for exclusivity. None of the colors available appealed to me, so I bought one that did. There will be some more SMB's out there for sure, but mine will still have a carbon fiber driveshaft and is one of the 1st ZCP F82's. I kid, I kid. It is, but who cares?
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