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      10-08-2021, 06:43 PM   #1
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Alpine white with Which Leather?

Which color of merino leather works best with alpine white? I'm considering tartufo or coffee. Which trim would you blend with either color?
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Alpine looks great with either of those options. Both great interior choices. I would personally choose tartufo. Coffee is a darker shade than tartufo, it really comes down to your personal preference. There are many pictures on this forum giving you examples of both interiors. I'd pair it with anthracite matte poplar wood trim.
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coffee. IMO tartufo looks better with a grey or darker exterior
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      10-09-2021, 04:56 AM   #4
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it's a tough call. I have this thought in my head whether right or wrong> I'm an imperfect guy and I tend to be not as neat and attentive to the cabin interior like our female counterparts are. So, light color leather is out for sure. So, with alpine white exterior, I ruled out a black interior. I have always had black interiors since it hides a multitude of sins. I'm going outside my comfort zone with this choice.

So, that leaves me with coffee or tartufo. I'm thinking coffee since I think the coffee color might better mask my deficiencies than tartufo.

Is the coffee merino a lighter shade of brown or a rich deeper expresso shade?
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it's a tough call. I have this thought in my head whether right or wrong> I'm an imperfect guy and I tend to be not as neat and attentive to the cabin interior like our female counterparts are. So, light color leather is out for sure. So, with alpine white exterior, I ruled out a black interior. I have always had black interiors since it hides a multitude of sins. I'm going outside my comfort zone with this choice.

So, that leaves me with coffee or tartufo. I'm thinking coffee since I think the coffee color might better mask my deficiencies than tartufo.

Is the coffee merino a lighter shade of brown or a rich deeper expresso shade?
Coffee is a darker shade of brown. It's the darkest shade of brown of all the offerings from BMW. Can't go wrong w Coffee with Alpine exterior. It will look sharp.
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1 vote for Tartufo, great color.
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Coffee it is.

Last question, which trim would look best with coffee merino leather?


I wonder if the wood choices would detract from the leather as opposed to the black aluminum.

Which choice do you find most appealing?
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I ordered Mineral White and went with Tartufo Merino, but Coffee does look good as well. I also went with matte poplar trim to soften the seat color a bit
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Coffee it is.

Last question, which trim would look best with coffee merino leather?


I wonder if the wood choices would detract from the leather as opposed to the black aluminum.

Which choice do you find most appealing?
Keep in mind, the Merino leather is considered a BMW Individual option, and so does extend your order time significantly. It's the only reason I went with the Vernasca leather (Cognac), which is good enough.
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Keep in mind, the Merino leather is considered a BMW Individual option, and so does extend your order time significantly. It's the only reason I went with the Vernasca leather (Cognac), which is good enough.
I could be wrong, but I don't think that's true anymore ... at least lots of people with merino seem to getting normal delivery timelines now ...

Mine actually has individual stuff (paint, trim, interior) and it's rolling right on time SO FAR (ind locked sept 9th, prod queue started on time Oct 3rd, body shop started the 11th, assembly started the 13th, now it's in quality check)
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Can’t go wrong here…with either combo.
- Tartufo will look more decedent , more rich, and very good. (My vote)
- Coffee will look more restrained, more reserved, and also very good.
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Both are great.
Personally, I would go for coffee because of the contrast it has with a lighter exterior.
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