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      06-07-2018, 05:06 PM   #1
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Individual BMW X3 Down Under - Sunstone & Ivory White / Sophisto Grey & Fiona Red

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First up we have a Individual Sunstone Metallic and Ivory White 30d M sport:

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And here's my Individual X3 M40i in Sophisto Grey (Dark Graphite) with Fiona Red interior.


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      06-07-2018, 05:55 PM   #2
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Looking forward to seeing the Graphite over red. I've been holding out for BMW to finally offer in the US.
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      06-07-2018, 10:02 PM   #3
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That ivory white looks hot! If I didn’t think I’d destroy it I woulda loved it.
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      06-07-2018, 11:46 PM   #4
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Very nice. Don't seem to see too many m sports. It's usually the xline/luxury line or m40i models.
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      06-08-2018, 05:23 PM   #5
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I swear these cars get better looking the more I see them.

Gratz on the ride, and beautiful color!
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      06-08-2018, 09:40 PM   #6
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Really like the gray over red. Please BMW, open up individual color to the US.
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      06-09-2018, 09:03 AM   #7
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Sunstone looks great (my build too). Did you get the Individual for sills? I was told that since my build was an M40i I would not get the door sills.
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      06-09-2018, 02:34 PM   #8
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Was very interested to see the Sophisto/Fiona as that is what I have on order. Still a small worry that the Fiona is too bright and lary and the rest of the family already doesn't like it from seeing pics but I'm sticking to my guns!
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      06-09-2018, 02:56 PM   #9
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Looks like they don't bother with the moveable slats on the kidneys in Australia.

No reason for them to close there I guess.
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      06-10-2018, 05:06 PM   #10
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Sunstone looks great (my build too). Did you get the Individual for sills? I was told that since my build was an M40i I would not get the door sills.
My car is the Sophisto Grey (Dark Graphite). The Sunstone was just a dealership order. I didn't pay attention to the sills sorry.
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      06-11-2018, 04:28 PM   #11
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Was very interested to see the Sophisto/Fiona as that is what I have on order. Still a small worry that the Fiona is too bright and lary and the rest of the family already doesn't like it from seeing pics but I'm sticking to my guns!
The Fiona red is quite bright, but the contrasting black bolsters work well to tone it down a bit. To be honest, I prefer the darker hue of red Mercedes uses, but Fiona does look good in its own right. I have had very positive reviews from everyone who has seen the car in person.

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Looks like they don't bother with the moveable slats on the kidneys in Australia.

No reason for them to close there I guess.
What is the reason for the moveable slats on the kidneys. I did notice they don't appear to be operable on Australian X3's.
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      06-11-2018, 04:48 PM   #12
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The Fiona red is quite bright, but the contrasting black bolsters work well to tone it down a bit. To be honest, I prefer the darker hue of red Mercedes uses, but Fiona does look good in its own right. I have had very positive reviews from everyone who has seen the car in person.



What is the reason for the moveable slats on the kidneys. I did notice they don't appear to be operable on Australian X3's.
Thanks for the reassurance. I am sure I will love the Fiona when I see it in the flesh.
The slats are supposed to close for better aerodynamics and only open when cooling is needed, but I guess they have to stay open all the time in Oz!
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What exterior paint are your doing Snake?

I'll take some shots of the interior in direct sunlight if you want to PM me your email address. I'm lazy to upload etc. lol
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      06-12-2018, 12:01 PM   #14
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What exterior paint are your doing Snake?

I'll take some shots of the interior in direct sunlight if you want to PM me your email address. I'm lazy to upload etc. lol
We have exactly the same colours for exterior and seats, even the same trim. And we both have the steering wheel on the correct side too.
Thanks for the offer but I reckon the pics you have posted are excellent already and give a good feel for how red the red is. My wife's name is Fiona so I felt compelled to choose it!
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      06-14-2018, 10:36 AM   #15
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Sunstone and ivory white looks bad in my opinion but that red interior looks amazing
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Dark grey with Fiona red looks pretty great. Yes please
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      06-14-2018, 10:55 AM   #17
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Strange that the Individual interiors (and wheels) that are offered everywhere, including in Canada, have not made their way down to the US, even for the new model year. Seems like an uncommon missed opportunity for BMW.
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Wow those are probably the most boring individual colours I've seen from bmw.. why would anyone pay an extra $5k + for them?
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Wow those are probably the most boring individual colours I've seen from bmw.. why would anyone pay an extra $5k + for them?
My Gen 2 BMW X3 was like the first color and it was completely free.
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That graphite and red is killer, except for the dual colored seats.
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Wow those are probably the most boring individual colours I've seen from bmw.. why would anyone pay an extra $5k + for them?
AFAIK only Sunstone is individual.
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