In Reply to: don't walk, run to dealer to dump beige (more).... posted by ben keyes on September 20, 1999 at 16:15:36:
: : The M Coupe seats are distinct from the ones in the 2.8 coupe. I liked the 2.8's seats, as the seat is one color, not the highlighted seats in the M. The Walnut color is beautiful, as I've sat in a 2.8 with that combination. However, I've never seen the Dark Beige; have you ever seen this combination (Oxford Green and the Dark Beige-trimmed seats)?
: Pete -
: If the seats/other trim have not changed from '99 to '00 then I would seriously think about getting yourself inside a car with this color interior or changing it.
: In my opinion the dark beige interior is fowl. For '99 it was this nasty "ostrich-like" speckled/pebbled pattern. Some people like it, but not me.
: I drove one with this set-up and was amazed at how ugly it was. didn't keep me from getting one, I just avoided cars in that color when I was shopping.
: I'm sure that there are pics on a web page somewhere, I just have not gone looking for them.
: The "build your own" thing on the bmwusa web site was wrong for '99 cars as it represented it as being just like the other color combinations, which it is not.
: If you could get the all tan interior set-up (special order most likely) that is available on the 2.8 I'd go for it. As part of the discussion it was also mentioned/opined/claimed that the beige was a cheaper grade of leather than the other colors, also not a good thing. You might be able to get the non-standard all one color seats for a reasonable (less than $1k) customer order fee. I know this is done with exterior paint & this would likely be just as easy since it would only be the seats.
: There is past discussion in the archives on the color combination - check it out. The UK site with exterior colors _might_ have the interiors too, not sure.
: Ben Keyes
: '99 M Coupe - Silver over black/gray
: '99 M5 - Black/Natur (tan)