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      05-11-2022, 08:33 AM   #1
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i4 M50 San Remo Green over Individual Extended Fiona Red/Black ceramic coated + PPF

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Picked up my car two weeks ago. Had it Ceramic coated, Hood+Bumper PPF and tinted the front side windows.

The car is fully specced only lacking vented seats and carbon exterior trim.


Full Merino does not include leather and stitching on doortops.
Merino interior has heated rear seats as standard. I thought it was removed when i specced Merino, but it was removed as an option and came standard.

Individual Merino added no delay to my build time.

Pictures from my detailer and some from my phone cam. Some phone pics flip sideways after upload.
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      05-11-2022, 09:14 AM   #2
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Congratulations!! It is beautiful. So after many years of making peace with SensaTec and actually having grown to love it more than BMW's regular leather....I see your butter smooth Merino leather, and now I want it too, LOL!! Gorgeous. We had an orange-red Merino leather in out 2018 M6 and it was so soft, smooth and lush too!

What wheels are those? I have not seen these. Amazing!! Drive your new M50 in good health. On 16 May, I will have had my M50 for a month and I love it more every day and every drive.
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That looks fantastic! I’ll live vicariously through your Fiona/Black spec… my dealer didn’t push hard enough for me…

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Thank you!. This is my first Merino interior, comming from Sensatec in the G30 i dont think i will ever go back. Even my garage smells premium leather now.. 😅

The wheels are M868 20" the biggest range drainer on the spec sheet. Many people stayed away from them due to the range drop. I am happy i picked them. They include the wider fenderflares in the back and the M tech pack with 378mm rotors and bigger calipers in the front. Also some kind of cooling feature.


It seems like US customers have a hard time changing to Merino. In EU its on the option list and no problem to spec. I had week 12 prod and made the change week 10, with a warning that it may delay the production by 10 weeks. That never happened, but i guess it scared alot of EU customers from making the change. I have not heard of any other car delivered with Merino yet on any of the i4 forums. It was available 1st of March in EU.
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Getting anything individual has been a pain in the US.

I heard of a couple of US builds that got individual leather or paint, but it was not easy.
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I will never understand the mistletoe spec. In isolation, the colors work. Combined, no. But to each their own.
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I will never understand the mistletoe spec. In isolation, the colors work. Combined, no. But to each their own.
It was pretty much a compromise as my wife refuses brown. To be honest i am happy now that i did go for the Fiona Red over Tartufo. It was a long shot, but the colors fit very well together and will be quite unique at the same time. Nearly all San Remo Green cars will come with the Cognac Vernasca leather as brown is the "match" color for green. Its not just another "grandpa spec" green on brown i4 as many already called it. 😂

Each to their own ofcourse. I have to say that its not a miss-match, you have pretty much only green-black-red on this car. There is 100% a synergy between taillights, calipers and the interior as the only color except green/black.
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      05-11-2022, 02:47 PM   #10
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Gorgeous. My dream spec M3 Comp is IOMG over Fiona Red, nicknamed WaterM3lon
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wow the Fiona red/black looks amazing. I just wish the US got the M-sport seats to compete the look
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I like the color combo. Thanks for sharing.

Pretty much nobody agrees, but the color matched center console cover is just wrong to me. BMW should save the money and always keep the center console cover black for every interior color. If I were to choose this interior for my car I'd have a black cover ready to swap when the car arrives. I think a black cover will keep the focus on the seats and greatly improve the look.

Anyway- best of luck with the new car. Looks really great.
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This is the color! I need to see it in person ASAP
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Nearly all San Remo Green cars will come with the Cognac Vernasca leather as brown is the "match" color for green. Its not just another "grandpa spec" green on brown i4 as many already called it. 😂
for my part, I ordered SAn remo green and Cognac interior. Hardly anyone seems to line up on the San remo green anyway, so whatever the combo, I doubt you'll see a ton of them to the point of saying hey look at the San Remo "grandpa spec" I4. it's not like it's an alpina white or Saphire black, in the end if 5% choose San Remo
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for my part, I ordered SAn remo green and Cognac interior. Hardly anyone seems to line up on the San remo green anyway, so whatever the combo, I doubt you'll see a ton of them to the point of saying hey look at the San Remo "grandpa spec" I4. it's not like it's an alpina white or Saphire black, in the end if 5% choose San Remo
it will be good!
Over the years BMW, MBZ, Porsche, Range Rover, etc...dealers and Reps. have told me that green is the colour that is chosen and sold the least of all colours. They also told me green has the lowest trade in value of all colours too

So, I do not think we will see lots of San Remo Green Metallic. I think it is lovely though, but green is never a big hit for most people.
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It drives me nuts that the i4 cannot be had in the US with merino leather nor heated rear seats.

I'm wondering if heated rear seats is a possible retrofit option for US owners?
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It drives me nuts that the i4 cannot be had in the US with merino leather nor heated rear seats.

I'm wondering if heated rear seats is a possible retrofit option for US owners?
I think it's a similar case to the f32 not being available with alcantara (base!) seats here in the U.S. while Europe got them.
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I noticed windows switches and memory seats buttons look like metal? Did you swap them out? They were plastic in demo cars, metal looks much more premium.
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I'd love to know how many miles per 'tank' you're going to be getting after delivery and some normal driving.
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Over the years BMW, MBZ, Porsche, Range Rover, etc...dealers and Reps. have told me that green is the colour that is chosen and sold the least of all colours. They also told me green has the lowest trade in value of all colours too

So, I do not think we will see lots of San Remo Green Metallic. I think it is lovely though, but green is never a big hit for most people.
I'm not usually a fan of green car also but the SAn Remo is Jekyll & Hyde, sleek and has a quirky metallic touch.

it is the 1st year of the I4, an EV (green car) so why not a green color and a weird choice lol. I saw the color live at the official launch and the photos don't necessarily do it justice.

Anyway it's too late for me to regret, my production date is June.
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for my part, I ordered SAn remo green and Cognac interior. Hardly anyone seems to line up on the San remo green anyway, so whatever the combo, I doubt you'll see a ton of them to the point of saying hey look at the San Remo "grandpa spec" I4. it's not like it's an alpina white or Saphire black, in the end if 5% choose San Remo
it will be good!
That is true. I saw some greens being delivered at my dealer, and they all had cognac msport seats. But yeah, sadly dealers tend to talk people out of any color it seems. Black, gray and white is what they recommend people that dont want to decide for themselves. I was never in doubt when i saw they finally offered green. Must be first standard green since early 2000s E46/E38.

We live in a world where people dont like to stick out. In my neighborhood all the houses are some shade of grey or white, everyone drives gray/black cars etc..

After the response i got to the car out in public i am not even close to worrying about resale. I can bearly stop anywhere without somebody commenting, especially the color. Actually had kids waiting to cross the road pull up their phone on red lights to take pics.. 😂



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I noticed windows switches and memory seats buttons look like metal? Did you swap them out? They were plastic in demo cars, metal looks much more premium.

They are the "Galvanic embellisher for controls" option.


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I'd love to know how many miles per 'tank' you're going to be getting after delivery and some normal driving.
I only drove 850km with the car so far. It came with a full charge that did not show in the app, so quick math can be done from the data i have 191KW/h charged to do those 850km.
Those where not normal miles ofcourse being the first two weekends in such a fast car.
When i drive from my home 25km of winding/hilly roads outside the city i can get the car to do 19-20kwh/100km when not doing any crazy accelerations. Actually i noticed the car using less energy if driving faster 80-100km/h etc as it keeps the momentum up better when reaching hills etc. If i put the car in cruise control at 70-80 it will chug more juice from the same trip.
Its made and tuned for the german 2 lane roads with 100km/h speed limits, not norwegian 80km/h limits.. 😄 Overall it seems to do 24-25Kwh/100km without trying to be efficient.

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I will never understand the mistletoe spec. In isolation, the colors work. Combined, no. But to each their own.
It was pretty much a compromise as my wife refuses brown. To be honest i am happy now that i did go for the Fiona Red over Tartufo. It was a long shot, but the colors fit very well together and will be quite unique at the same time. Nearly all San Remo Green cars will come with the Cognac Vernasca leather as brown is the "match" color for green. Its not just another "grandpa spec" green on brown i4 as many already called it. 😂

Each to their own ofcourse. I have to say that its not a miss-match, you have pretty much only green-black-red on this car. There is 100% a synergy between taillights, calipers and the interior as the only color except green/black.
Your color combination is sophisticated and gorgeous. Props to you and your wife! In California, for my build, I asked to order any green or teal for my very first G20 330i. Dealer said $5,000 AND a six month wait. Then, I asked for Merino — not possible at all. (My ride choice then became what was available: Phytonic Blue with Oyster Vernasca.) Glad your process was smooth with extra no wait time. The design combo is inspiring! Thanks for sharing.
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