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      01-22-2007, 06:51 PM   #1
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Smile Just ordered E92- tough colour choice

After many weeks test-driving most of the new E92 coupe range (and lurking on this board!), finally decided on an engine and options:
330i (N52 engine)
Automatic gearbox + Paddles
Dakota Leather
18" alloys style 189
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Heated Front Seats
Brushed Aluminium Trim
I drove the 335i and 335d, loved the torque but couldn't live with the jiggly sports suspension. I thought they were WAY more comfortable than some of the current BMW range (530 Sport- almost shook my fillings out), but they just weren't quite comfortable enough- maybe I'm getting too old. I found the standard suspension in the 330i/330d to be a perfect compromise between ride comfort and driver appeal.

Choosing an exterior/leather colour combination was more difficult than the engine choice. First choice was Montego Blue, but saw a demonstrator in this colour on Saturday and it looked too unsubtle for my taste. Next choice was Titanium Silver, but my current BMW is this colour and I wanted something different.

Finally settled on Monaco Blue with Jade Grey leather- I think this will look classy, but haven't seen this combo in the flesh nor even in photos yet.

Anyone here got this combo? Any pictures?

Have got until mid-Feb to change my mind, car should be delivered early April. Starting to get impatient already
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Hi and welcome to e90post

Monaco blue and jade grey should be a wonderful combo.

Please peruse the e90post picture gallery to see e90s/e92s in various colors.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1612
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Hi and welcome. You won't be disappointed with the Jade - my last cars were all black inside (black leather) and the Jade makes a really nice change and a light and airy interior. Check out pics of my Montego blue/jade here:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40193

I find the 18" alloys style 189 and non sports suspension are perfect. To be honest, I would even consider going for the 19"s if I were to choose again, and I don't think it would affect ride too much.

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Welcome on board! Saw a Monaco in person, I personally think the actual colour is much darker than any of the pics in the forum, but still a nice combo. Check this one out, this is the closest to the real thing that I have seen so far.

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      01-23-2007, 05:05 AM   #5
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I drove the 335i and 335d, loved the torque but couldn't live with the jiggly sports suspension. I thought they were WAY more comfortable than some of the current BMW range (530 Sport- almost shook my fillings out), but they just weren't quite comfortable enough- maybe I'm getting too old. I found the standard suspension in the 330i/330d to be a perfect compromise between ride comfort and driver appeal.
I know what you mean about the sports suspension - it's taking me some time to get used to it, and I am wondering if I should have gone for a 330d without it.
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Choosing an exterior/leather colour combination was more difficult than the engine choice. First choice was Montego Blue, but saw a demonstrator in this colour on Saturday and it looked too unsubtle for my taste. Next choice was Titanium Silver, but my current BMW is this colour and I wanted something different. Finally settled on Monaco Blue with Jade Grey leather- I think this will look classy, but haven't seen this combo in the flesh nor even in photos yet.
I also know what you mean about the colour choice. I bet Monaco/Jade's going to look gorgeous. When I collected my car there was a Sparkling Graphite E92 with the Jade Grey leather, and that looked very nice indeed - made my SG with Black look a bit plain. Please post some pics when you get it.
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Nice colour combination. The first colour I saw 'in the metal' was the Monaco blue and it convinced me to go to a showroom and take a test drive.

Personally I have no issue with the sports suspension and actually specced it on my 330i. I found the standard suspension too soft and wanted the sharper handling. But I was used to an RX8 and have driven a number of sports cars and sports coupes over the years with a firm ride, so it's not really an issue. In fact I find the BMW much more forgiving than previous cars, even with the sports suspension!
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