Ok so I just went to the dealership, got a sample of a savanna beige seat and lined it up against a 1 series with gray poplar and a 1 series with light burl walnut...
just changed my order to gray poplar. It looks very classy and much more aggressive. the light burl walnut does not look bad at all. It looks classy, but it looks like it's made for older people.. the gray poplar i felt combines classy and sportiness very well.
Thanks for the help Joe!