jeffbottman
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Is orange a popular color?

Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:25 am

Happy holidays to all! I am new to the i3 world and am looking for your informed opinions.

1. Is orange an exceptionally sought after color? I really like that color and am hoping dealers are not after a premium for it.

2. Any idea on percent discount off MSRP I should shoot for? Looking for a BEV, orange, Tera, parking/tech packages.

3. Do I have reliable range for a daily 50 mile commute in Seattle (freeway, it rarely drops below 40F here)

Thanks in advance,
Jeff

websterize
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Re: Is orange a popular color?

Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:17 pm

jeffbottman wrote:1. Is orange an exceptionally sought after color? I really like that color and am hoping dealers are not after a premium for it.

No, just the usual $550 for metallic paint.

jeffbottman wrote:2. Any idea on percent discount off MSRP I should shoot for? Looking for a BEV, orange, Tera, parking/tech packages.

15-20% off MSRP before the $7.5K incentive, especially since it's a BEV and end-of-year sales pressure on the dealerships.

jeffbottman wrote:3. Do I have reliable range for a daily 50 mile commute in Seattle (freeway, it rarely drops below 40F here)

Piece of cake. My commute is 45 miles roundtrip, and it gets colder here in Maryland.

Good luck. The BEV is my best daily commuter yet.
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jadnashuanh
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Re: Is orange a popular color?

Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:51 pm

FWIW, BMW discontinued the solar orange color for the 2016 model year...so, it must not have been particularly popular.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

MarkN
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Re: Is orange a popular color?

Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:00 pm

jadnashuanh wrote:FWIW, BMW discontinued the solar orange color for the 2016 model year...so, it must not have been particularly popular.


Build Your Own on bmwusa.com offers solar orange as color choice for 2016 i3s.
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jadnashuanh
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Re: Is orange a popular color?

Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:12 pm

Interesting...the press release for the 2016's did not mention this color. I stand corrected!
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

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