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      10-16-2019, 06:38 PM   #1
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Picked up 2020 Ametrin Metallic today

Just picked her up today after a 2 month wait.
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- Butter smooth - everything from the transmission to the ride
- Was a bit apprehensive about the air suspension after hearing quite a few people talk about how floaty it made the car feel. Glad to say it provides such a smooth ride and doesn't feel float at all. Don't get me wrong, this is no athlete, but I have an m340i on order for that purpose.
- Love this color
- Once I was able to position the seats to my liking, they were super comfortable
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      10-17-2019, 06:13 AM   #2
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Very nice - I saw this color in person the other day and pictures don't do it justice. I would probably order it on my next X5. It is an extremely unique color - there is nothing else like it on the road.
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      10-17-2019, 07:20 PM   #4
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Very nice - I saw this color in person the other day and pictures don't do it justice. I would probably order it on my next X5. It is an extremely unique color - there is nothing else like it on the road.
Definitely agree. It's one of those colors that changes based on the lighting. It can be a very dark wine color, or a reddish tint, and sometimes almost purple.
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Really is a unique color, and haven't really been able to capture it:

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      10-18-2019, 03:52 PM   #6
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Really is a unique color, and haven't really been able to capture it:
I think maybe the only way to capture it is to take a video of it in motion. That color just looks too different in different situations.
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Its a color that you must see in person, great choice!
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I was excited when the color came out as I was thinking it would be the color of my next one. I went to see it in person and was really disappointed in it for some reason. I keep looking at the pics I took that day and am leaning heavily towards it again and will have to see it in person once again. Unfortunately the wife calls it a "hideous color" so I have some winning over to do there should I still want to get it. LOL
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I was excited when the color came out as I was thinking it would be the color of my next one. I went to see it in person and was really disappointed in it for some reason. I keep looking at the pics I took that day and am leaning heavily towards it again and will have to see it in person once again. Unfortunately the wife calls it a "hideous color" so I have some winning over to do there should I still want to get it. LOL
It's definitely different I'll give you that lol.

My wife and I actually had the opposite reaction, in pictures we were on the fence about it. Once we saw it in person we were sold. I think the only concern we had was that in certain light it looks very purple, but having had it for nearly a week now I can say that hasn't been an issue (although Chicago isn't really known for scorching sunlight, so perhaps our purple day is yet to come).

Most people that see it are a bit confused and think it's a shade of maroon, and I suppose that's the beauty of it, it looks different in different situations.
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My wife and I actually had the opposite reaction, in pictures we were on the fence about it. Once we saw it in person we were sold. I think the only concern we had was that in certain light it looks very purple, but having had it for nearly a week now I can say that hasn't been an issue (although Chicago isn't really known for scorching sunlight, so perhaps our purple day is yet to come).
Yes, also the opposite in expectations/hope. I was actually hoping for it to be more purple since it shows that way in some pictures and when I first saw it I thought it from afar in the shadow it looked brown. We have a lot of sunshine here in CO so I may get the purple hues more often than not.

Enjoy yours, nice build.
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Its actually fairly dark in normal lighting - in fact in light shade it looks almost black. Spouse calls it "boysenberry."

Case in point, although not the best lighting or shot - it really is a dark color though:

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Congrats! This color was never offered here in China.
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      11-14-2019, 02:12 PM   #13
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Congrats, love the color!
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Love the color!! Enjoy!
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For me this color needs everything in chrome, as in the pictures on the first post. Nice combination
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For me this color needs everything in chrome, as in the pictures on the first post. Nice combination
Actually, dark enough (sort of the reddish version of TBII) that it looks pretty sharp in Extended Shadowline too.

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Actually, dark enough (sort of the reddish version of TBII) that it looks pretty sharp in Extended Shadowline too.

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Agreed. It's a very dynamic color and I think it works well with both chrome and shadowline trims.
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Agreed. It's a very dynamic color and I think it works well with both chrome and shadowline trims.
With this color, I think the cerium accents would be stellar!
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What a color! Its purple!
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What a color! Its purple!
Purple-ish, in some light. Black-ish, in shadow (red similar to the blue in Carbon Black - probably the color I see in it most). Red-ish in full sun. Even gold-ish tones, rarely in some light according to some. Hence the name - ametrine is actually a gemstone, part amethyst (violet), part citrine (yellow/gold).


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Purple-ish, in some light. Black-ish, in shadow (red similar to the blue in Carbon Black - probably the color I see in it most). Red-ish in full sun. Even gold-ish tones, rarely in some light according to some. Hence the name - ametrine is actually a gemstone, part amethyst (violet), part citrine (yellow/gold).
The top part of that crystal most definitely, but don't think I've ever noticed any gold. Wonder if BMW could have put gold flakes into it, how that would look. Similar to the gold flakes in dravit grey when light shines on it.
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The top part of that crystal most definitely, but don't think I've ever noticed any gold. Wonder if BMW could have put gold flakes into it, how that would look. Similar to the gold flakes in dravit grey when light shines on it.
Hard to tell without substantial magnification, but it does appear to have yellowish-metallic colored flakes in the underlying paint. Possibly accounts for the muted red/purple/black color in shadow - complementary colors somewhat cancelling each other. A very complex paint.
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