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Thread: 2016 6-cyl colors and numbers (and how I found my car)

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    2016 6-cyl colors and numbers (and how I found my car)

    When we started looking for Z4s, I knew I wanted to find an Estoril Blue 35i or 35is with either beige or walnut heated seats. This was what my wife and I could agree on.

    I knew that was a rare combo so I wasn't expecting a match to be easy to find. But I was curious just how big a haystack I was searching.

    So, I wrote a script to pull all of the build info from each and every 2016 (the only year EB was available) sDrive35i and sDrive35is (we'd take either) from mdecoder.com.

    Turns out, there were only 101 EB 6-cyls sold in the US, and of those, only 33 had the acceptible upholstery colors, and of those, all but one had heated seats. So my haystack was any of 32 cars. I thought I'd be waiting a long time.

    But then, only three weeks later, a CPO match showed up at a dealer only 15 miles away. Talk about luck. I bought it.

    Anyway, here are the numbers for all of the 2016 6-cylinder E89s in the US, with the interior combo counts.

    Black Sapphire 385
    Black 259
    Coral Red 49
    Walnut 29
    Black/Orange 19
    Canberra Beige 15
    Ivory White and Black 14

    Alpine White 144
    Coral Red 87
    Black 18
    Canberra Beige 17
    Walnut 9
    Black/Orange 8
    Ivory White and Black 5

    Mineral White 114
    Coral Red 38
    Black 23
    Walnut 22
    Canberra Beige 17
    Ivory White and Black 12 (1 w/black roof)
    Black/Orange 2

    Mineral Grey 107
    Black 42
    Coral Red 35
    Walnut 11
    Black/Orange 9 (1 w/silver roof)
    Canberra Beige 5
    Ivory White and Black 5 (1 w/silver roof)

    Estoril Blue 101 (Not available first 4 months)
    Black 47
    Canberra Beige 20
    Walnut 13
    Ivory White and Black 11
    Coral Red 8
    Black/Orange 2

    Melbourne Red 63
    Black 29
    Canberra Beige 19
    Ivory White and Black 9
    Black/Orange 5
    Walnut 1

    Valencia Orange 59
    Black/Orange 49 (3 w/black roof)
    Black 7 (1 w/black roof)
    Canberra Beige 3

    Glacier Silver 53
    Black 23
    Coral Red 22
    Canberra Beige 4
    Ivory White and Black 2
    Walnut 1
    Black/Orange 1

    Deep Sea Blue 19 (Only available 4 months)
    Black 7
    Walnut 5
    Canberra Beige 4
    Black/Orange 2
    Ivory White and Black 1

    Sparkling Brown 9
    Walnut 4
    Ivory White and Black 3
    Black 1
    Canberra Beige 1

    Jet Black 8
    Canberra Beige 4
    Coral Red 2
    Black 1
    Walnut 1
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    I like the unicorns.
    '99 Z3 Coupe - Jet Black/Black (1-of-114)
    '99 M Coupe - Estoril Blue/Black (1-of-82)
    '03 540iT - Sterling Gray/Black (1-of-24)
    '16 Z4 sDrive35i - Estoril Blue/Walnut (1-of-8)

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    where did you find this information. I'm looking for a 2009 - 2011 (most affordable for me). Did the color combo's change every year?? I saw a Orion silver which seems cool but I do like the blue's.
    Are we the only one's on this forum????

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    It was a long and arduous process (though I wrote scripts to do most of the work).

    Yes, I think we're the only ones here.
    I like the unicorns.
    '99 Z3 Coupe - Jet Black/Black (1-of-114)
    '99 M Coupe - Estoril Blue/Black (1-of-82)
    '03 540iT - Sterling Gray/Black (1-of-24)
    '16 Z4 sDrive35i - Estoril Blue/Walnut (1-of-8)

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    I'd like to see the data for 2015 as well...

    Thanks,
    Greg

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    Congrats!!!
    I beat you to one of them by a year.
    Bought it in San Louis Obispo and had it shipped to Chicago. Enjoy....it's an awesome vehicle .....always a head turner!!
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