BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-25-2008, 02:28 PM   #23
M3_Dust
Michelin Man
M3_Dust's Avatar
United_States
46
Rep
633
Posts

Drives: F10 535i M Sport
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: on forums

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to M3_Dust
Quote:
Originally Posted by ptack View Post
Can you go and get the same thing (or similar) from the BMW.Australia site for the X3? It should show how different the color of the material is. I've seen both in person and they are very very different.
this is true, the terracotta in the X3 is very much a different color, much more ruddy/reddish
__________________
Appreciate 0
      09-25-2008, 02:37 PM   #24
jeremyc74
Banned
United_States
65
Rep
5,972
Posts

Drives: '08 135i Montego/Terra
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Evansville, IN

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by M3_Dust View Post
this is true, the terracotta in the X3 is very much a different color, much more ruddy/reddish

But that isn't available in the 135i anywhere in the world.
Appreciate 0
      09-25-2008, 02:53 PM   #25
M3_Dust
Michelin Man
M3_Dust's Avatar
United_States
46
Rep
633
Posts

Drives: F10 535i M Sport
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: on forums

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to M3_Dust
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremyc74 View Post
But that isn't available in the 135i anywhere in the world.
also true :thumbup:
__________________
Appreciate 0
      09-25-2008, 03:18 PM   #26
jeremyc74
Banned
United_States
65
Rep
5,972
Posts

Drives: '08 135i Montego/Terra
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Evansville, IN

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by M3_Dust View Post
also true :thumbup:


BMW has confused the issue here by having two different colors they're calling Terracotta. The brown in the 135i and the brown in the X3 are called the same thing, but are different. I think someone in their marketing department needs to be kicked in the rear for it.
Appreciate 0
      09-25-2008, 03:52 PM   #27
imported_Lemans
1 Series Coupe 120d
1
Rep
38
Posts

Drives:
Join Date: May 2008

iTrader: (0)

Lemands and Terra

Here's mine - great combination !
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      09-25-2008, 06:51 PM   #28
cantona7
Enlisted Member
7
Rep
41
Posts

Drives:
Join Date: Mar 2008

iTrader: (0)

Nice color, but I much prefer the X3 version of Terracotta. It reminds me of Cinnamon that was offered in the E46 M3. I wish we could get some of the cloth combos in the U.S. The Orange cloth/Black combo would be awesome.
Appreciate 0
      09-25-2008, 09:55 PM   #29
HeyMoe53
Captain
55
Rep
665
Posts

Drives: '17 M240 AW/Coral MT
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central PA

iTrader: (0)

Yes, I wouldn't mind a bit if we could get some of the cloth combos here in the U.S. Of course, it would make my decision-making process even tougher!
Appreciate 0
      10-01-2008, 02:53 PM   #30
ky_soldier
General of The Universe
United_States
36
Rep
427
Posts

Drives: 2015 BMW i8
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Prospect, KY

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2015 BMW i8  [4.50]
im picking up my monaco/terra conv from the baltimore port tomorrow. here are some pix from my military dealer in germany.
Attached Images
    
__________________
2017 Tesla Model X P100D
2017 BMW M2
2015 BMW i8 & i3
1946 Willys CJ-2A
2009 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti OTO
Appreciate 0
      10-02-2008, 02:21 PM   #31
135iUSN
Z3M.135i
135iUSN's Avatar
United_States
39
Rep
1,443
Posts

Drives: 135i Alpine White / Terra
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SW Florida

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
where are you?? Sill in Germany
__________________
'19 MINI Countryman S Signature Premium / Island Blue / Carbon Black
'09 135i /Dinan Stage 2/Alpine White w/Terracotta /High Gloss Black Trim/ZCW/ZPP/ZSP w/313's /CA/PDC/ Steptronic
'99 Imola M Roadster, '15 i3 Rex retired among others
Appreciate 0
      10-02-2008, 11:03 PM   #32
ky_soldier
General of The Universe
United_States
36
Rep
427
Posts

Drives: 2015 BMW i8
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Prospect, KY

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2015 BMW i8  [4.50]
just picked it up in Baltimore today and the terra is AMAZING in person, and stunning with the monaco exterior. glad i waited for it
__________________
2017 Tesla Model X P100D
2017 BMW M2
2015 BMW i8 & i3
1946 Willys CJ-2A
2009 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti OTO
Appreciate 0
      10-02-2008, 11:23 PM   #33
135iUSN
Z3M.135i
135iUSN's Avatar
United_States
39
Rep
1,443
Posts

Drives: 135i Alpine White / Terra
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SW Florida

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
excellent - have fun !
__________________
'19 MINI Countryman S Signature Premium / Island Blue / Carbon Black
'09 135i /Dinan Stage 2/Alpine White w/Terracotta /High Gloss Black Trim/ZCW/ZPP/ZSP w/313's /CA/PDC/ Steptronic
'99 Imola M Roadster, '15 i3 Rex retired among others
Appreciate 0
      10-03-2008, 06:35 AM   #34
Lester
Colonel
61
Rep
2,898
Posts

Drives:
Join Date: Oct 2007

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Monaco35Dream View Post
does terra look more brown to you, and the terra cotta has some more red in it? if so then i know what your talking about
Terra is football leather brown. Terra Cotta is clay pot or brick red. There are pictures of both on this forum a year or so ago. The problem is, BMW started using Terra Cotta instead of Terra in some documentation.
Appreciate 0
      10-03-2008, 06:56 AM   #35
RedTRex
Digital Cerebrum
United_States
10
Rep
408
Posts

Drives: 05 330ci ZHP
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Jacksonville, FL

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2005 BMW 330ci  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by ky_soldier View Post
just picked it up in Baltimore today and the terra is AMAZING in person, and stunning with the monaco exterior. glad i waited for it

.......
Appreciate 0
      10-03-2008, 11:23 PM   #36
ky_soldier
General of The Universe
United_States
36
Rep
427
Posts

Drives: 2015 BMW i8
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Prospect, KY

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2015 BMW i8  [4.50]
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedTRex View Post
.......
great minds think alike. would love to see pix of the coupe. I'll show you mine... :-P
__________________
2017 Tesla Model X P100D
2017 BMW M2
2015 BMW i8 & i3
1946 Willys CJ-2A
2009 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti OTO
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2008, 11:55 AM   #37
135iUSN
Z3M.135i
135iUSN's Avatar
United_States
39
Rep
1,443
Posts

Drives: 135i Alpine White / Terra
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SW Florida

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by cyberbro View Post
Can you still get the Terra seats in a 2009 or was that only for the 2008?

Thanks
Well, I don't think you can now. via bmwusa web site its not a choice, but my my09 has them (due in about a week) coupe - but attached pic of vert
Attached Images
 
__________________
'19 MINI Countryman S Signature Premium / Island Blue / Carbon Black
'09 135i /Dinan Stage 2/Alpine White w/Terracotta /High Gloss Black Trim/ZCW/ZPP/ZSP w/313's /CA/PDC/ Steptronic
'99 Imola M Roadster, '15 i3 Rex retired among others
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2008, 03:30 PM   #38
jeremyc74
Banned
United_States
65
Rep
5,972
Posts

Drives: '08 135i Montego/Terra
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Evansville, IN

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lester View Post
Terra is football leather brown. Terra Cotta is clay pot or brick red. There are pictures of both on this forum a year or so ago. The problem is, BMW started using Terra Cotta instead of Terra in some documentation.

The 135i has Terracotta. That's what's on the production order, it's what's listed in the ordering sheet printed straight from BMW's dealership software, and it's what's they call it on the certificate that comes with the Year 1 book. There isn't a color just called Terra. Anywhere they've used this it's just been short for Terracotta.
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2008, 03:30 PM   #39
jeremyc74
Banned
United_States
65
Rep
5,972
Posts

Drives: '08 135i Montego/Terra
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Evansville, IN

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 135iUSN View Post
Well, I don't think you can now. via bmwusa web site its not a choice, but my my09 has them (due in about a week) coupe - but attached pic of vert

It's never been on the US website. Terracotta and Lemon are both P1 option that you have to know about to get. :w00t:
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2008, 03:49 PM   #40
135iUSN
Z3M.135i
135iUSN's Avatar
United_States
39
Rep
1,443
Posts

Drives: 135i Alpine White / Terra
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SW Florida

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
well, dealer ordered it.. i'm buying it...
__________________
'19 MINI Countryman S Signature Premium / Island Blue / Carbon Black
'09 135i /Dinan Stage 2/Alpine White w/Terracotta /High Gloss Black Trim/ZCW/ZPP/ZSP w/313's /CA/PDC/ Steptronic
'99 Imola M Roadster, '15 i3 Rex retired among others
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2008, 04:01 PM   #41
adrean8j
Brigadier General
adrean8j's Avatar
No_Country
98
Rep
4,070
Posts

Drives: SGM 135I
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 135i  [5.00]
Send a message via Yahoo to adrean8j
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremyc74 View Post
The 135i has Terracotta. That's what's on the production order, it's what's listed in the ordering sheet printed straight from BMW's dealership software, and it's what's they call it on the certificate that comes with the Year 1 book. There isn't a color just called Terra. Anywhere they've used this it's just been short for Terracotta.
THANK YOU!!! I was just about to post something similar....
As a side note the 'OLD' Terra from the X3 looks the same color as a brand-new basketball. The 'NEW' Terra looks the same color as an American Football.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ptack View Post
SGM was God's color and has been recalled to heaven.
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2008, 05:55 PM   #42
larryn
Lieutenant General
United_States
2013
Rep
10,169
Posts

Drives: '97 332ti, '18 F31, '16 GT4
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Seattle

iTrader: (2)

Well... BMW of North America decided to mistakenly call it Terracotta in their internal system (Centernet). The leather color code is LWB8. It just so happens that LWB8 is the leather code for Terra in every other market in the world for BMW. And no other market in the world offers a terracotta leather in the 1 series. Our (mistakenly called) Terracotta IS Terra.

Terracotta was recently in the US market only in the X3, and is pumpkin orangey, nothing like the brownness of the Terra/Terracotta in the 1 or 3 series.

FWIW, I had Terra (also option LWB8) in my e90 330i, and have terra in my 135i. Since I had both for about 3 months overlapping, I could compare the colors. They are the identical color. Matter of fact, I had the 3er's terra headrests in my 1er for about 2 months.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:13 PM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST