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Old 11-01-2020, 06:22 PM   #1
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BMW people: Thoughts on Dark Graphite with Cognac leather?

I was all set with Phytonic and Cognac (after building it for a year), but my Estoril 2 has made me less inclined to repeat a similar color. Plus, the X3 looks a little juvenile in that blue, for some reason.

Any other color combos I should consider?

We had Mineral Green and Terra (or whatever the Cognac-similar color was called at the time), and it was great.

Ha! We have our own archive. The color was Saddle Brown:
http://forums.carmudgeons.com/showthread.php?t=122060

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Old 11-01-2020, 08:21 PM   #2
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I just went to build my own to see what the options were. What the fuck? Those are all of the choices? Only one actual color plus various blacks and whites and grays?
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Old 11-01-2020, 08:22 PM   #3
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Anyway, I’d choose the blue every time and if I couldn’t, I’d go for Carbon Black
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Anyway, Iíd choose the blue every time and if I couldnít, Iíd go for Carbon Black
The blue is very goodóprobably the best of those limited colors. Just feel like Iíve had that for the last three years...
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Old 11-01-2020, 09:00 PM   #5
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Yeah those colors are weak sauce. I agree with Dan, Phytonic and then carbon black.
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Old 11-02-2020, 08:46 AM   #6
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We love our carbon black / tartufo (fartolo) combo. I think any of the colors mentioned here (gray / CB / phytonic) would all look great with with cognac. Can you get the comfort seats in an X3?

Edit: I just built an X3 M40i too. It feels like a lot of car for the money. No comfort seats but the sport seats look great.

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We love our carbon black / tartufo (fartolo) combo. I think any of the colors mentioned here (gray / CB / phytonic) would all look great with with cognac. Can you get the comfort seats in an X3?

Edit: I just built an X3 M40i too. It feels like a lot of car for the money. No comfort seats but the sport seats look great.
Yep. No comfort seats, but if the sport seats are like my 2 (or, likely, better), they'll be just fine. They look similar to the sport seats we had in our E70.
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Old 11-02-2020, 10:06 AM   #8
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I think the Grapnite exterior would look really good with the Cognac interior, whatever you do donít get silver my brother has it on his X3 M40 and it doesnít do anything for the car.
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Yep. No comfort seats, but if the sport seats are like my 2 (or, likely, better), they'll be just fine. They look similar to the sport seats we had in our E70.
Note on seat ventilation - it makes the seats VERY hard. I'd skip it based on my couple days with it on the X3 loaner I had. The ventilation wasn't very effective and the change in seat comfort vs normal BMW sports seats was unacceptable.

I do like the blue on the x3. Much darker than estoril and fits the car well. I also like the graphite. Carbon is pretty but takes a lot of work to keep looking nice. I don't imagine you're going to want to spend time detailing an x3 in carbon to keep it looking as nice as it can.
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I think graphite & cognac would be a nice color combo. I just poked through some listings on autotrader couldnít find one in that combo but Iíve seen the dark grey w/ medium brown many times over the years and it always looked great.
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