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View Poll Results: Which Color Would you Recommend
Monte Carlo Blue (MCB) 10 58.82%
Deep Sea Blue (DSB) 4 23.53%
Imperial Blue (IB) 3 17.65%
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      02-01-2013, 09:34 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Deep Sea Blue Color on M5 F10 !!

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Good day,

I might need some thoughts as I am going through the next level of confusion...

I am planning to order M5 F10. Because I love the dual personality of this car (as a full size luxury car that a small family can enjoy, yet is very sporty and aggressive as well when required), I am planning to have a classy interior color from the inside... something like Champagne Beige with wooden trims...

When it comes to the exterior color I am a bit confused; although I am so much in love with MCB, I sometimes think of ordering it as Deep Sea Blue !!


Advantages:
1. It would be very unique.
2. It has a good balance between the shining MCB and the Imperial Blue.


Disadvantages:
1. In the street, some might think it is a 5-Series that has an M-Kit and M-Exhaust.
2. If this color get discontinued after the facelift (like what happened with the 7-Series), then it might be perceived as an old color.

All in all, I am in love with:
- MCB
- Deep Sea Blue (DSB)
- Imperial Blue (IB).


Any thoughts are welcomed...
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      02-01-2013, 11:32 AM   #2
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my personal favorite is Citrin Black, but since you want a dark blue(ish) color, Azurite Black would be perfect!



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      02-01-2013, 05:11 PM   #3
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Many thanks Orjan for the feedback and suggestion...

Thanks to all who have participated in the Poll... Keep it coming.
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If you want something in between go for Le Mans Blue. Much nicer and more exclusive than DSB.

Bimmerpost member tuned-in has a Le Mans Blue f10. Look it up.

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=667614
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...and to add another one to the mix; Tanzanite Blue is an individual color on the F30/31 - and it is amazing with Champagne interior!

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showth...ight=tanzanite


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      02-01-2013, 09:05 PM   #6
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I would(will!!) get the San marino blue which is offered on the M6. One of the best blues around imo.
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If you want something in between go for Le Mans Blue. Much nicer and more exclusive than DSB.

Bimmerpost member tuned-in has a Le Mans Blue f10. Look it up.

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=667614
I wanted to order a Le Mans Blue M5, but since my dealer isn't set up as an Individual dealer ship I couldn't order it. I was lucky to get the interior I wanted. Suppose I could have went to the next town over.
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I wanted to order a Le Mans Blue M5, but since my dealer isn't set up as an Individual dealer ship I couldn't order it. I was lucky to get the interior I wanted. Suppose I could have went to the next town over.
I actually find Monte Carlo Blue to be much much nicer than Le Mans.
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Advantages:
1. It would be very unique.
2. It has a good balance between the shining MCB and the Imperial Blue.
I don't agree with these advantages:
1) DSB will just make your car look like a regular 5 series M-Sport. Not unique at all. Same issue faced by people who get Space Gray, Imperial Blue or Alpine White.
2) I did a close comparison of DSB and IB when I bought my old 550i and I concluded that IB is better. IB is a Xirallic color and it really pops in the sun. The DSB is lighter but it doesn't sparkle as much. MCB also has a good sparkle to it like all of BMWs newest paints.

I think the real choice should be between San Marino Blue and Monte Carlo Blue. I think the MCB suits the M5 better. The San Marino Blue is very nice too though and would have the advantages you describe above of being unique and a balance between lighter and darker.
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I actually find Monte Carlo Blue to be much much nicer than Le Mans.
Meh. My X5M was MCB, but as much as I loved it I wanted something a little deeper blue.
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Meh. My X5M was MCB, but as much as I loved it I wanted something a little deeper blue.
This reminds me of another point relevant to our original poster.

I find MCB looks infinitely better at southern latitudes. My car looks much brighter and deeper like an electric blue under the Miami sun. It didn't look anywhere near as radiant in Munich.

So I'm not surprised you didn't like the color as much in Alberta. You don't have enough ambient sunlight for MCBs xirallic content to glow.

In Saudi Arabia, you will find this color looks deeper and glossier than in northern climates.
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...and to add another one to the mix; Tanzanite Blue is an individual color on the F30/31 - and it is amazing with Champagne interior!
I am fan of tanzanite blue as well. How much more is it to order an 'off menu' individual paint? I know the opting for azurite or moonstone is an additional 1800, but I've heard as much as 3500-5000 for other individual options.
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I am fan of tanzanite blue as well. How much more is it to order an 'off menu' individual paint? I know the opting for azurite or moonstone is an additional 1800, but I've heard as much as 3500-5000 for other individual options.
$5,000k is the cost for a non-individual, but special order color. However, BMW NA will need to accept your request which they don't always do. I order Imola Red for my F10 and it took a lot of paperwork. Make sure the dealership has a clue how to handle this transaction. They have to request from the regional sales manager of BMW. Atleast that was what I was told. Good Luck.

I also like Deep Sea Blue...but pick a color you can't get on a 550.
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I am fan of tanzanite blue as well. How much more is it to order an 'off menu' individual paint? I know the opting for azurite or moonstone is an additional 1800, but I've heard as much as 3500-5000 for other individual options.
Most of the BMW Individual colors such as the frozen colors, Brilliant White, Imola etc are 5000$ . There are a few which are less and the best option is to have your dealer send a request to the BMW NA Sales Desk for a quote. They will return the quote within a few days and you'll know exactly how much you'd be charged (and if BMW NA would accept your request)
In Europe there's a tiering of color option costs based on whether the color is in the standard BMW program, part of BMW Individual or if it's a special request color not in the BMW program at all
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My Imperial Blue is an absolute beauty...and quite unique amongst the sea of Alpine White, Monaco Blue and Singapore Grey!!
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$5,000k is the cost for a non-individual, but special order color. However, BMW NA will need to accept your request which they don't always do. I order Imola Red for my F10 and it took a lot of paperwork. Make sure the dealership has a clue how to handle this transaction. They have to request from the regional sales manager of BMW. Atleast that was what I was told. Good Luck.

I also like Deep Sea Blue...but pick a color you can't get on a 550.
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Most of the BMW Individual colors such as the frozen colors, Brilliant White, Imola etc are 5000$ . There are a few which are less and the best option is to have your dealer send a request to the BMW NA Sales Desk for a quote. They will return the quote within a few days and you'll know exactly how much you'd be charged (and if BMW NA would accept your request)
In Europe there's a tiering of color option costs based on whether the color is in the standard BMW program, part of BMW Individual or if it's a special request color not in the BMW program at all
Thanks for your input fellas. I appreciate it.
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As much as those individual colors are "individual", I LOVE that Monte Carlo Blue on the F10. I just was looking at one in the United BMW showroom the other day. MCB on Black. Very hot car. BMW didn't really make the M5 stand out as much against the 550i in the F10 model so I think going with a color unique to the M5 is a good way to make it noticeable.
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