In Reply to: 99 M3 Color & Option Opinions Requested > posted by BMW Novice on April 23, 1999 at 11:55:25:
For my '98 M3 coupe I went with titanium silver on the outside and gray leather inside. Choosing gray inside instead of black gives you a two-tone interior which you may or may not like. Suggest you at least take a look at an example -- looks sharp -- before deciding on black. (Lighter colors also are less hot.)
I chose Countours for wheels -- appearance is, again, in the eye of the beholder, but they certainly are easier to clean than the other standard choice. The car generates a lot of brake dust even under moderate driving, so this is not an inconsequential matter. In '98 (and probably again on '99 models) Countours were a no-cost option.
The on-board computer provides useful information. The HK sound system sounds good, but I never compared it to the standard version, so can't comment on the difference. CD changer works flawlessly so far, and is great on extended trips. Given your location, you would enjoy the sunroof -- still plenty of headroom left (I'm 6'2"). Get the cruise because (1) it's nice to have and (2) an important item at resale time since most M3 competitors have it. You shouldn't need the heated seats.
Good luck and have fun!