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Old 05-07-2002, 09:52 PM   #1
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natural brown

i'm in the process of ordering a 330ci and i have a question about the natural brown leather. in the pic at bmwusa of it the dash is all one color as opposed to the two tone with all the other interior colors besides black. in the pic its all black and just the seats and door inserts are brown. i was wondering if anyone has seen one so i can get an idea cause the guy at the dealership here doesnt have a clue. well if you can help thanks.
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Old 05-07-2002, 09:54 PM   #2
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That's the same as 01 E46 with Imola Red interior. Only the seats and door panel are in red, dash and door handles are in black.
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Old 05-07-2002, 09:56 PM   #3
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thanks, i aprreciate it
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Old 05-07-2002, 10:01 PM   #4
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Hope this helps you better.



Although this is a sedan, but coupe will be very close.
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Old 05-07-2002, 10:03 PM   #5
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You are lucky, I found an old pic that I took of an indivdual E46 Carbon Black with Imola Red Interior Ci.

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Old 05-07-2002, 10:35 PM   #6
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Does anyone have the natural brown leather yet? I would LOVE to see pictures!!


Oh nevermind.. found pics...






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Old 05-08-2002, 12:09 AM   #7
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word of advise...

... try to see the natural brown in person before ordering it. Friend saw it at the autoshow and said it did not look like pics, looked much more orange in person.

I'm not saying not to get it, just be sure you like what you get
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Old 05-08-2002, 12:29 AM   #8
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My Orient Blue/Natural Brown 330Ci will be here on Saturday. I'll post review and pics shortly thereafter!

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Old 05-08-2002, 12:36 AM   #9
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i need some advice, i am gonna go with the natural brown, i was wondering what you would think would be better, jet black or alpine white with sport package. just some input thats all. thanks
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Old 05-08-2002, 12:49 AM   #10
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i need some advice, i am gonna go with the natural brown, i was wondering what you would think would be better, jet black or alpine white with sport package. just some input thats all. thanks

Both would look great.... but jet black would be really nice too... if it was me, then i say jet black.
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Old 05-08-2002, 12:53 AM   #11
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I think Jet Black would look better with the Nat. Brown interior, due to the two-tone look of the Nat. Brown. For some reason, I think white outside with black and brown on the inside would look funny. Who knows!

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Old 05-08-2002, 01:12 AM   #12
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Cool I have it..

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i was wondering if anyone has seen one so i can get an idea cause the guy at the dealership here doesnt have a clue. well if you can help thanks.
I ordered it blind with the first batch of E46's that came off the with the option...I LOVE IT. I have more pictures on my websiste. It is a little more "oragnish" than the pictures show and comes in the two tone. The only other way to get two tone from the factory is to order an M3!!! Key on picking exteriror/interior colors is contrast: you don't want too much difference between the two. So I don't think it would look as good with Jet Black as it would with say Orient Blue. I will say that the driver seat gets dirty FAST (but not as fast as Sand). Make sure to invest in a good cleaner/protector and make it a weekly habit of cleaning it. Good luck!
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Old 05-08-2002, 02:33 AM   #13
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Would much rather have Cinnamon interior instead of that. Looks weird to have black right next to that brown color.
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