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      01-19-2013, 05:29 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by as7920 View Post
Can't believe you can now get VO on so many other BMWs, none M Sport included.
Just wrong
Close call between VO and Sakhir Orange. SO is a bit more reddish than VO.

Anyways, after the 1M (VO pioneer), the F20 1er, the X1 and the i3 Coupé Concept, now also the new Z4 LCI facelift gets the VO treatment.

BMW never stated that VO would be exclusively/limited to the 1M, but raised the impression. VO was initially even supposed to merely remain a 1M test mule color only:
"Why Valencia Orange?
Ironically, the 1M was first presented to Dr. Segler in Valencia Orange and it was so good that the color made it to the production model. As a fun fact, we observed Dr. Segler was wearing a new Rolex Milgauss which had a black dial with orange second hand and dash marks. True love for the color scheme…"
Originally Posted by Denso View Post
If it is, it does look great with the carbon roof
The 1M test mule in both pictures indicated below (which seems to be rather red than Valencia Orange and does not feature yet the M3 side-mirrors and headlights LED eyebrow) seems to have a CF roof (unlikely that it's a wrap). Unfortunately, the CF roof feature didn't make it to the 1M production stage (officially because of budget reasons and time constraints - hm, little brother entering too far into the M3 comfort zone ? ).

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Initial 1M test mule seats + silver trim surrounding the gear shift and on top of the dash, subsequently replaced by the Kyalami Orange stitching concept we know + black/grey trim with alcantara tissue:
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