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View Poll Results: What color combo should i choose??
Alpine with with Cerium bits 10 19.61%
Dark Graphite with Cerium bits 7 13.73%
Dark Graphite with extended shadowline 34 66.67%
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      05-27-2021, 08:06 PM   #1
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Help me choose!

I may be finally pulling the trigger on a M40i... I have 2 builds that I've had bookmarked for months.. Need some internet stranger help to sway me one way or the other lol.

Should I go with:

Alpine White with Cerium bits

Dark Graphite with Cerium bits

Dark Graphite with extended shadow line

This is all on a cognac interior

Also, if you happen to have one of these combos, please post a pic!
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      05-27-2021, 08:30 PM   #2
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For what it's worth the Cirium looks to have been revised. I've noticed on the 21' M340i and the M550i that the mirror caps and the grille have almost a different application of how the Cirium is made. It looks less fingerprinty like the normal Cirium that we are used to on the X3 M40i. I haven't specifically checked a 21 M40i but this new slightly updated Cirium looks like it will stand up better and not show water spots immediately.

I also got Alpine white and Cirium and only changed out the mirror caps to Carbon and the grille to M Performance Black, the other two bits that are Cirium still give a nice pop.
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For what it's worth the Cirium looks to have been revised. I've noticed on the 21' M340i and the M550i that the mirror caps and the grille have almost a different application of how the Cirium is made. It looks less fingerprinty like the normal Cirium that we are used to on the X3 M40i. I haven't specifically checked a 21 M40i but this new slightly updated Cirium looks like it will stand up better and not show water spots immediately.

I also got Alpine white and Cirium and only changed out the mirror caps to Carbon and the grille to M Performance Black, the other two bits that are Cirium still give a nice pop.
do you have pictures? I'm thinking to do the same thing to my blue m40i
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      05-27-2021, 11:20 PM   #4
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For what it's worth the Cirium looks to have been revised. I've noticed on the 21' M340i and the M550i that the mirror caps and the grille have almost a different application of how the Cirium is made. It looks less fingerprinty like the normal Cirium that we are used to on the X3 M40i. I haven't specifically checked a 21 M40i but this new slightly updated Cirium looks like it will stand up better and not show water spots immediately.

I also got Alpine white and Cirium and only changed out the mirror caps to Carbon and the grille to M Performance Black, the other two bits that are Cirium still give a nice pop.
do you have pictures? I'm thinking to do the same thing to my blue m40i
I don't have any photos. I see many of these cars at the dealer and the finish is different now or so I've notice in the past few weeks. I've noticed it's on model year 21's
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      05-28-2021, 07:03 AM   #5
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I actually don't hate the Cirium on the mirrors or lower boomerangs. Its the grills that seem off to me. The contrast on the boomerangs and mirrors are just perfect for me.

I voted Alpine because I wanted one and never been in the opportunity to get one. Damn you BSM.
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      05-28-2021, 08:10 AM   #6
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I actually don't hate the Cirium on the mirrors or lower boomerangs. Its the grills that seem off to me. The contrast on the boomerangs and mirrors are just perfect for me.

I voted Alpine because I wanted one and never been in the opportunity to get one. Damn you BSM.
i agree. i changed out the grills and side vents but left the mirrors and lower boomerangs and rear badges because they stand out a little better on PB.
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Thanks everyone for their opinions!

Working on locking in a deal on a build now
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      05-28-2021, 06:24 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone for their opinions!

Working on locking in a deal on a build now
Congrats you won’t be disappointed, just hit the 1200 break in mark and this baby not only is fast, but the handling is amazing for an SAV!
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      05-30-2021, 08:50 PM   #10
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My vote is Dark Graphite w/Cerium over Cognac, and I really meant it because I ordered my '21 in that exact combo.

Also I didn't even know the gray trim on the M40i was called Cerium. Interesting fact!
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I have an AW w/ Cerium and beige interior and I really like it. I prefer the Cerium on white as shadowline gives it too much of a storm trooper vibe.

But I voted graphite and shadowline because I have a version of that for my Audi -- Daytona Grey + Black Optic + Cognac interior and it's hawwwwwwt.
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Why not AW with extended shadow line instead of cerium grey?
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