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View Poll Results: What interior color is best with Melbourne Red?
Black 40 65.57%
Coral Red 10 16.39%
Oyster 3 4.92%
Terra 8 13.11%
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      04-23-2014, 09:15 AM   #1
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What is your opinion of what color interior I should order for an M235i Melbourne Red. I am in the southeast U.S. Thanks.
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      04-23-2014, 09:23 AM   #2
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Think black looks best but voted oyster due to your location in the south and climate. Not sure you needed to include the other two colors in the poll. Honestly think they'd look horrible.
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      04-23-2014, 09:26 AM   #3
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The problem for me with Oyster. Is that on the M235i it doesn't have black top caps the the door cards.
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Black and tint the windows.
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Black and tint the windows.
+1 plus the performance spoiler and grills...our fellow forum member from Las Vegas has done this to his MR and the results are

Maybe some black gloss CSLs???
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You guys hit the nail on the head. I really like Melbourne Red but...nothing makes sense to me for interior color choices.

Black...too hot for the south
Coral Red...that's a lot of red with a red exterior
Oyster...I'll trash a white carpet. White seats with jeans...not so good.
Terra...not a good match to red exterior

Oyster combined with black carpet and dash would be OK like the 228i.
Venetian Beige like the 3 series.
Why can't BMW give more interior choices??

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i personally went with black. can't wait!
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I think your best bet is tint and hope for the best with black leather. Really the best looking combo IMO. Otherwise you can wait for 2015 and hopefully some more color choices, but that's far from guaranteed.
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Black interiors get far too hot too quickly, even with tint, and make the interior seem smaller and closed-in. Oyster or Coral are much more appealing and Coral isn't really too much red. It simply looks more coordinated.
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I think your best bet is tint and hope for the best with black leather. Really the best looking combo IMO. Otherwise you can wait for 2015 and hopefully some more color choices, but that's far from guaranteed.
I've got a deposit down for the first slot on a 2015. Perhaps more choices to come. Black looks good but I hear all the comments about the bat cave look. If they would add Venetian Beige that would be a nice alternative.
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red - http://www.babybmw.net/forum/viewtop...60832&start=30
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That's not as horrible as I would have thought. Not for me, but but not projectile vomitting either.
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And it looks better in the flesh than in the photos. I wanted Melbourne Red
and I didint want another plain black interior.
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I went for black. Everything else didn't really work IMO
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Black and do a ceramic tint all the way around, including a 70% ceramic to the windshield. It'll be alright. Here in SoCal we get lots of sun and the 70% ceramic tint I used on the windshield (along with the 35% ceramic everywhere else) help keep the seats from burning your butt. I recently had to get my windshield replaced and lost the front tint. I can assure you it makes a HUGE difference.

If you are waiting for a 2015, the oyster is supposed to be updated to have less oyster and more cowbell.
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Terra would go well with the red. Red on red is tacky, black is boring. I haven't seen the oyster in person but it could be nice.
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Red on Red...looks interesting and worthy of consideration.

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If you are waiting for a 2015, the oyster is supposed to be updated to have less oyster and more cowbell.

More Cowbell Skit -
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Black interiors get far too hot too quickly, even with tint, and make the interior seem smaller and closed-in. Oyster or Coral are much more appealing and Coral isn't really too much red. It simply looks more coordinated.
Ask your dealer to order you the European Alcantara Cloth interior. They will say no but if you press them, they might do it. Stays cool in Summer, warm in winter and looks great! It's the base interior in Europe. If you like it, you have nothing to lose in asking for it and you will be the only one in the USA with it. Think BiG!




See this thread.

http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=971586
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Terra would go well with the red. Red on red is tacky, black is boring. I haven't seen the oyster in person but it could be nice.
The terra just doesnt look right with melbourne
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If went with a black interior, would it look strange to use oyster mats to help liven things up?
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If went with a black interior, would it look strange to use oyster mats to help liven things up?
Nah, be bold! With mats, all you are out is $100 and they wear out anyway. Bolden it up with what makes you happy! I can see your concern with upholstery because that is expensive and difficult to change but mats, go for it! Stand out!
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If the black doesn't do it for you, don't get it. Get the coral instead.
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