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      03-14-2012, 09:42 AM   #1
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jet or black sapphire ?

Hey guys in what color you think I should get jet or sapphire ? I've ordered sapphire but thinking it will look grayish to me, will jet look much better ? Blacker ? Thanks !
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      03-14-2012, 10:16 AM   #2
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I like sapphire better, and I think it is the blackest of any brand's metallic blacks. Most are charcoal-looking, but I think sapphire is still legitimately black. Sapphire will also help to hide dirt, etc. better than jet black. Just my thought...
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      03-14-2012, 10:45 AM   #3
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Black Sapphire. Metallic paint is a lot deeper and shiny, and more resistant as well. Besides it is really black.
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      03-14-2012, 11:05 AM   #4
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Jet black shows EVERYTHING. Scratches, even the littlest ones look like a nightmare on jet black.

Black Sapphire is a sexy color. In direct light, it does look like a lighter shade of black, but it sparkles so beautifully with the metallic in it. At night it looks straight up black. I wish this color was available on M-Sport in the US.
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      03-14-2012, 11:14 AM   #5
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Gracias, another question, rear window doesn't open on the 650i coupe ?
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      03-14-2012, 11:20 AM   #6
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Gracias, another question, rear window doesn't open on the 650i coupe ?
Nope. Completely stationary. Sunroof only tilts.

I'm okay with this as I've had plenty of open air in convertibles, so opening the shade alone makes the inside feel very spacious, which is all I need. They couldn't make the coupe's open due to the shape of the car. The shape is too great to mess up for the sake of opening a window
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      03-14-2012, 11:37 AM   #7
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Nope. Completely stationary. Sunroof only tilts.

I'm okay with this as I've had plenty of open air in convertibles, so opening the shade alone makes the inside feel very spacious, which is all I need. They couldn't make the coupe's open due to the shape of the car. The shape is too great to mess up for the sake of opening a window
SUNROOF ONLY TILTS ? no fucking wayyyyyyyyyyyyy
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      03-14-2012, 12:08 PM   #8
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Yep. It doesn't slide, just tilts to open a couple inches in the back.
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      03-14-2012, 12:30 PM   #9
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Black is indeed a beautiful color. (some say black is not a color, it is a shade... and white is not a color, it is a tint!!) In anycase, black is very hard to keep looking great, on a constant basis. Forget the scratches, just the swirl marks alone from waxing/polishing can be ugly. We owned a Black 67 Nova SS show car for 14 yrs and took "best paint" at a lot of shows. It's a ton of work for a show car and would be even more for a daily driver.

That being said, it's alway a choice. I like Black. BUT........... we are truly in love with this Carbon Black color!! From what we see here on this forum, a lot of guys checked off this color. Definitely a Black with no sun during the day and at night. Bring out the rays and BOOM... darkest blue metallic I've ever seen. A unique color and very popular with the 6er guys. We also chose the Ivory Napa interior for a super and elegant interior.

In the end.......... the color choice is yours. So far you've made an excellent choice for the body!!
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      03-14-2012, 03:20 PM   #10
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Yep. It doesn't slide, just tilts to open a couple inches in the back.
Hmm I know you own one, but this isn't correct... see the video below of a 650i M-sport coupe. Fast forward to 11:05 to watch the sunroof open fully. Unless it has something to do with your X-drive, but I doubt it. Hopefully I've shown you how to open the sunroof with this reply, lol.

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Edit: Oh, nevermind... that's the headliner retracting! I'm bummed about the sunroof now!

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      03-14-2012, 04:15 PM   #11
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Hmm I know you own one, but this isn't correct... see the video below of a 650i M-sport coupe. Fast forward to 11:05 to watch the sunroof open fully. Unless it has something to do with your X-drive, but I doubt it. Hopefully I've shown you how to open the sunroof with this reply, lol.

By the way, this video rocks!



Edit: Oh, nevermind... that's the headliner retracting! I'm bummed about the sunroof now!
yeah that sucks balls really, I should of went for 335is
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      03-14-2012, 06:26 PM   #12
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yeah that sucks balls really, I should of went for 335is
haha no way... doesn't bum me out THAT much.
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      03-14-2012, 06:45 PM   #13
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I don't think you'll be regretting your decision when you finally get it. I wouldn't give mine up for any other car (BMW or otherwise) < $120,000... The M5 is very tempting, but the 6er beats it in looks and materials. I'd normally prefer the extra 160 hp and other ///M perks, but being < 25, my insurance will kill me for the extra power, but not so much for extra Nappa and a huge screen.
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      03-14-2012, 07:04 PM   #14
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Sunroof only tilts on the 6er GC as well. Now that is a shocking disappointment
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+1 on Saphire. Scratches and paint chips won't be as obvious.
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      05-02-2012, 07:18 AM   #16
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Jet black versus Sapphire

No question about it. If you are OCD about your car, then go with the Black Sapphire. I have a 2006 650ci vert Jet Black and it shows everything. I have issues (as we all do) when it comes to the appearance and cleanliness of my cars and the Jet Black drives me nuts!!! I have just ordered a 2013 650ci vert (July Build) in Space Grey because I could not get Black Sapphire with the M sport Package. Stick with your original order and go with black sapphire unless you want to 3M clear bra the entire car. Just my $.02...
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Space Gray in the F12/F13 M Sport is beautiful. It shows the lines of the car really well.
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