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Old 05-05-2011, 12:37 PM
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I appreciate the update and hope to be in your shoes in a few months time.
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:04 AM
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First of all, congrats on your order. I know you'll love it.

I have the silverstone full leather with just over 14k miles and still love it. I personally wanted white leather and this was the next closest thing. Having said that, I am extremely clean and am very conscious of my blue jeans rubbing the seats etc. I usually do a quick wipe down every few months with some Zaino leather cleaner and it works great. I do agree that if you get the stitching dirty, you can't really clean it, but then it just starts to look more like "contrast stitching" where the stitching is a little darker than the leather, so it's not too bad. As far as I can see, the threads of the stitching are showing slight wear, ie they are getting a little fuzzy. I'm not sure if the black stitching would be any better in this regard, given that in any of the colors, the stitching is exposed.

Hope this helps with your interior decision.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:46 AM
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All due respects to the Big Easy....he's a Great poster!....but I too love my Silverstone. Way prefer it to the other 2 options, and it looks perfect with the Blue. I have a dog who rides in it daily and a child who rides weekly, and after 16 months it still looks good.
BTW, mine is exactly the same as yours only a 2010, with DVD, and of course no apps. The Blue gets tons of compliments. It stands out enough but not too much. Perfect color. BMW nails the bright blues.
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:09 AM
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Thanks for chimming in on the Silverstone II interior. The brochure pictures of it w/ the Monte Carlo blue looked awesome but I've been worried about wear & staining & almost talked myself out of that color so glad to hear you guys like it.

The dealer has a sample of leather colors for ///M and the Silverstone II sample looks more like a gray than white but in some pictures I've seen it looks almost white. Can either of you guys confirm if the color is in fact more of a white or more of a gray?

Also glad to hear about the Monte Carlo blue comments. I figured if I'm going to get an ///M I might as well get a color that is unique to ///M & you won't see in any other X5 on the road.
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Grayish White to me.
Any extra cleaning time (I have not needed to clean more than any other color) will be well worth it. It gives some contrast and drama without the headaches of a pure white.
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:33 PM
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Ok X5M Ordered today! Here's the options I settled with...

Monte Carlo Blue w/ Silverstone II Perforated Interiors & Carbon Leather
Active Ventilated Seats
Premium Package
Driver Assist Package w/ Multi Contour Seats
Comfort Access
BMW Apps
Side View Camera
Cold Weather Package
Rear Climate Package
High Gloss Roof Rails
Space Saver Spare
BMW Stone Guard 3M (thrown in as part of the deal)

Now the hard part begins. Waiting!
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:40 PM
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Hey I heard my name......... The contrast is great, it is just that it gets so dirty so damn quick. I had the stitching pulling apart problem too, may be less readily visible on a darker color, say black. I'm sure the truck will be awesome Netsurfr!

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Old 05-08-2011, 04:11 PM
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It it wasn't a lease I probably wouldn't have taken the chance on such a light interior color due to what it may do to resale value but since it is a lease I'm going with it!
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For winter wheels, find a set of X6 (the X5M has the same rear hub diameter as the X6) 20" 214 take offs on ebay and get some good winter tires of your choosing. I found a new set of the wheels and went with the michelin 275/40/20 Alpines from TR for $1,000 for the tires. Total was about $2,500 for the setup.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:52 PM
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Came across a used set of X5M 298 wheels & tires from another forum member so going that route.

Got my production # today. Dealer said it will go into production May 20th. Not sure how long after that it will be but getting there!
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