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      09-13-2010, 12:18 PM   #1
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Need advice on new Z4

Well, my current Z4 has been in the shop for awhile now - too many problems to go into, but suffice to say, I'm ready for a new one. I'm probably gonna try to get a new 2011 35i, but I've got a few questions about the interior that I'm hoping you 2009+ Z4 owners can help with:

1) What's the difference between the extended leather interior/non-extended? I go onto the BMW website, go to Build-my-own, and I just don't see any difference in the pictures, other than $1,400 in the pricetag

2) Can anyone with the "Coral Red" interior post pics? I want a Sapphire Black Metallic exterior, but I'm kinda torn between a black interior or a Coral Red interior. Ideally, I'd like a dark red interior (bright red just isn't my taste), but I need to know how dark/bright the red is

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      09-13-2010, 12:50 PM   #2
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The red is not very accurate on pictures: The pictures always show the red to be brighter than it really is although it is still a little too bright in real life to my taste.

As for the leather, there are areas on the dashboard which are textured plastic and would be covered by leather in the case of extended leather. It is obvious if you look at the white interior package. Not so obvious in black.
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Hey Vel,

Here's mine:

http://e89.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=394310

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The extended leather should be (based on mycar) anything that's black plastic material on the normal car is leather on mine. The entire door, the entire dashboard, the entire area above the glovebox, armrest, right side (or left hand side depending on which side you drive) of the tranny tunnel, passenger door handle and sun visors. I have the ivory package which is nappa leather everywhere and the steering wheel is also nappa, also I have alcantara on shoulder area, inside thigh bolster, and mid section of doors.
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Thanks guys Think I may go with the coral red interior; it's a bit brighter than I'd like, but from what I seen, Black + Red =

Still not sure on the extended leather though; I'll just mull it over for a bit
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Thanks guys Think I may go with the coral red interior; it's a bit brighter than I'd like, but from what I seen, Black + Red =

Still not sure on the extended leather though; I'll just mull it over for a bit
I also think black plus red = classic BMW! If I were ordering today I would probably go with the extended Walnut and Black Sapphire.
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I have the Nappa White Extended leather
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You're either 10 feet tall or have a tilt viewfinder.
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I saw an Alpine white with all red interior at ZFest. Very sharp looking.
I would prefer some different colour trim in a few places to break up the solid red but that's just my opinion.
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Hello i have a 2010 bmw z4 does anybody know if it is possible to buy the navigation system with the idrive ?? if i already have the car?
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nope, unless you're willing to tear the dash apart and rewire everything
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Note though, in the white package the panel between the A/C controls and the air vents is white, in the extended leather, the pabel is black leather - regardless of the interior colour of leather...

It makes the white package seem a lot brighter IMO.
I too looked for ages to try and see the difference in the pictures...
But either the white nappa or extended leather really adds a touch of class to the interior. *again IMO...
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      09-13-2010, 05:34 PM   #13
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Here is basic black with the coral red.
The Black Sapphire should look as good or better.
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Thanks to Richard in NC and Dave Marien! Much appreciated

But wow, is that ever a bright red!
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Go w/ the red interior, you won't regret it. I love the contrast between the black and red...the pix don't do it justice though, it's quite tastefully done. Here's mine:
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Here is basic black with the coral red.
The Black Sapphire should look as good or better.
Hey, I noticed that your passenger seat is really pressed up against the wall...hope the seat's alright.
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Hey, I noticed that your passenger seat is really pressed up against the wall...hope the seat's alright.
looks kinda crocked or even angled to me. I keep mine clear from the rear, otherwise they rub and make weird noises.
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You're either 10 feet tall or have a tilt viewfinder.
Memphis, It's time to change your avatar to a nice sexy blonde
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Hello i have a 2010 bmw z4 does anybody know if it is possible to buy the navigation system with the idrive ?? if i already have the car?
why would you need iDrive with such a sexy car to drive? I don't miss it at all.
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Hey, I noticed that your passenger seat is really pressed up against the wall...hope the seat's alright.
The picture is not my car. It is actually from the first e89 Z4 I saw. I guess I was hooked at first sight. I ended up getting the Ivory White interior with Black Sapphire.
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Vel, David, Ritchard and tranquility,

Time to put up a nice Avatar don't you think?
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The picture is not my car. It is actually from the first e89 Z4 I saw. I guess I was hooked at first sight. I ended up getting the Ivory White interior with Black Sapphire.
I would never get hooked on something as red as this, my friends would call it a pimp mobile
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