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      02-19-2020, 12:55 PM   #23
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Struggling with this decision. Can someone post pictures. We originally were going to order mineral white and wife threw me a curve ball! We are leaning toward Tanzanite, but worried that it would go purple in certain light. Unfortunately our dealer has neither on the lot at the moment.
I was torn and went with Phytonic as I figured I could spend the $2K on other things for the whip. I will say Phytonic, full coffee and piano black is sharp...wait, I have that!
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Appreciate all the responses. Both colors look great. I just noticed that the Tanzanite can take up to 10 weeks to receive when ordered.
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Appreciate all the responses. Both colors look great. I just noticed that the Tanzanite can take up to 10 weeks to receive when ordered.
I think you will find a lot of people's response is what they ordered. I have seen both in person and they are both very nice. It just depends if you want that brighter color of Phytonic or the deeper color of the Tanzanite. The truth is that I don't think you could go wrong with either. They were my top two choices. I wouldn't let the money make you decision. Choose as though they cost the same and just get what you want.
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Appreciate all the responses. Both colors look great. I just noticed that the Tanzanite can take up to 10 weeks to receive when ordered.
That was not the case this past fall. Note, the online configurator a few days ago was also stating the same for merino leather. I would consult with your client advisor.
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      02-20-2020, 09:02 PM   #27
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Question, What makes the tanzanite more expensive? Better paint, more durable, or just higher pigment cost?
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Question, What makes the tanzanite more expensive? Better paint, more durable, or just higher pigment cost?
My opinion is ....nothing. Its all marketing.
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I have a 2020 Tanzanite and I'm guessing because it is more of a metallic look and less flat looking that has more steps in the process. As for production, mine seemed to get built pretty quick once it entered assembly. I definitely didn't wait an additional 10 days. As for durability my SA warned me that Tanzanite is really soft and easy to mark compared to other colors, and my detailer (who is ceramic coating the car and has no affiliation to BMW) also told me that the Tanzanite is really soft compared to other X5 colors.
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If you want a BLUE car, go with Phytonic. It always looks blue whether sunny, overcast, clean or dirty. There is no mistaking that you have a BLUE car.

Tanzanite looks absolutely stunning when it is clean and sunny. If it is dirty and the lighting conditions are less than full sun, it can look dull and nearly black. On a daily basis, Tanzanite will be closer to owning a black car than a blue car, in my opinion. It is only slightly lighter than carbon black in full sun.
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I have a 2020 Tanzanite and I'm guessing because it is more of a metallic look and less flat looking that has more steps in the process. As for production, mine seemed to get built pretty quick once it entered assembly. I definitely didn't wait an additional 10 days. As for durability my SA warned me that Tanzanite is really soft and easy to mark compared to other colors, and my detailer (who is ceramic coating the car and has no affiliation to BMW) also told me that the Tanzanite is really soft compared to other X5 colors.
So do you feel this is true based on your ownership so far?
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Having the car for a week and that is it winter its hard to say, but there are some scuffs I can see in the paint that would buff out quite easy. I'm being very careful to not touch the car with anything as it is going in for paint correction and ceramic coating. Also note that if you have your car ceramic coated, they will almost always do a paint correction first, no matter of color. No paint from the factory is perfect.

My SA was happy I has having it ceramic coated to help with the durability. In his words, and please realise he was exaggerating, "if you look at Tanzanite wrong, it makes a mark".
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In his words, and please realise he was exaggerating, "if you look at Tanzanite wrong, it makes a mark".
My exact sentiments regarding the two new black vehicles that I have previously owned. Dark colored vehicles are generally a PITA.

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Picture without direct sun light. Took delivery yesterday.
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Picture without direct sun light. Took delivery yesterday.
Carbon black can appear quite similar, although this is taken with direct sunlight. I love the look of Tanzanite too!
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Picture without direct sun light. Took delivery yesterday.
Beautiful! We went and ordered ours today. Its for my wife and she picked Tanzanite.
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I picked phytonic, because od 2 reasons:
1. Like someone said, Phytonic is always blue. Tanzanite is once blue, once black once...
2. And 2000 eur difference. For this I choosed massaged seats and HUD.
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I would choose Tanzanite Blue if it didn't cost $2K. Therefore I went with phytonic and happy with my choice
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Carbon black can appear quite similar, although this is taken with direct sunlight. I love the look of Tanzanite too!
Indeed much alike! Canít wait for some sunlight to make some nice pics.
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