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      07-27-2020, 08:55 PM   #133
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So it seems the other 74 USA Dark Shadow pre-owners are not here on Bimmerpost. (or even the other 499 global pre-owners) Kind of hard talking to myself about Dark Shadow-specific stuff, lol.

I just got a quote from a local dealer in Alaska to do a matte finish paint X7.
- $2200 front end film
- $7000 full body film
- $600 full body 2-year ceramic coat

All in XPEL, to preserve the factory matte finish. Looking at $8k to do full body XPEL Stealth PPF, full body ceramic coat, and window tinting. Doesn't seem unreasonable for what it is. I'd want to be veeerrrrrrrryyyyyyy careful with the matte paint

Got a text from my dealer saying I'm getting one of 75 Dark Shadow editions, and asking if I had received a production date yet. So it seems they don't really know much more than me, unfortunately. I'm still not 100% sold on this.
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So it seems the other 74 USA Dark Shadow pre-owners are not here on Bimmerpost. (or even the other 499 global pre-owners) Kind of hard talking to myself about Dark Shadow-specific stuff, lol.

I just got a quote from a local dealer in Alaska to do a matte finish paint X7.
- $2200 front end film
- $7000 full body film
- $600 full body 2-year ceramic coat

All in XPEL, to preserve the factory matte finish. Looking at $8k to do full body XPEL Stealth PPF, full body ceramic coat, and window tinting. Doesn't seem unreasonable for what it is. I'd want to be veeerrrrrrrryyyyyyy careful with the matte paint

Got a text from my dealer saying I'm getting one of 75 Dark Shadow editions, and asking if I had received a production date yet. So it seems they don't really know much more than me, unfortunately. I'm still not 100% sold on this.
Price seems about right for full coverage. I've seen lower and higher. You need to make sure the place is reputable for all 3 products (PPF, ceramic, tint). You would want to do full with that paint.
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      07-27-2020, 10:06 PM   #134
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I drove a family member's 2019 50i without DHP quite a bit before getting my M50i with DHP. After driving my car for 4,000+ miles, I think there's a very noticeable difference, but the car is still fantastic without.
X2. DHP especially in the X7 hides its size a lot. At this level of vehicle itís almost a must.
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So it seems the other 74 USA Dark Shadow pre-owners are not here on Bimmerpost. (or even the other 499 global pre-owners) Kind of hard talking to myself about Dark Shadow-specific stuff, lol.

I just got a quote from a local dealer in Alaska to do a matte finish paint X7.
- $2200 front end film
- $7000 full body film
- $600 full body 2-year ceramic coat

All in XPEL, to preserve the factory matte finish. Looking at $8k to do full body XPEL Stealth PPF, full body ceramic coat, and window tinting. Doesn't seem unreasonable for what it is. I'd want to be veeerrrrrrrryyyyyyy careful with the matte paint

Got a text from my dealer saying I'm getting one of 75 Dark Shadow editions, and asking if I had received a production date yet. So it seems they don't really know much more than me, unfortunately. I'm still not 100% sold on this.
That's awesome! Excited for you! Tbh, those prices in Alaska aren't very different than a top quality shop in the Northeast. Well worth it if you plan on keeping it for a while. Makes it easier to clean at least!

This is great though. Please do let us know what you're able to spec the car with outside of the bench vs. captains.
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      07-28-2020, 01:51 AM   #136
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LOL trying to hide that hideous grill with black paint and plastic...

120K MSRP!!! in 4 years this car will sell 40K used at best....
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LOL trying to hide that hideous grill with black paint and plastic...

120K MSRP!!! in 4 years this car will sell 40K used at best....
I love the grill!!! One of its best features.
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      07-28-2020, 09:10 AM   #138
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LOL trying to hide that hideous grill with black paint and plastic...

120K MSRP!!! in 4 years this car will sell 40K used at best....
I love the grill!!! One of its best features.
Ditto ... and it looks great with shadow line.
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      07-28-2020, 09:17 AM   #139
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LOL trying to hide that hideous grill with black paint and plastic...

120K MSRP!!! in 4 years this car will sell 40K used at best....
Well if you canít afford and donít like its looks then youíre not in BMWís target market.
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So, I'm tempted. I'm looking at the nuts and bolts, comparing what this model gives you, compared to the 2020 BMWUSA site configurator for a M50i as comparable as you can get to it. (MY2021 configurator not up yet, and I don't want to dig into the 2021 prices, which are fairly comparable anyway) So here's what I get:

2021 Dark Shadow Edition: MSRP $119,495
Comparably configured and equipped 2020 M50i: $110,480
Difference: $9,015

MY2021 available options NOT present on the Dark Shadow Edition, according to the specs listed by the OP in this thread:
Dynamic Handling Package
Luxury Seating Package (Ventilated and Massage seats)
Space Saving Spare
Trailer Hitch

Note that the OP pictures in this thread show Rear Seat Entertainment, but not listed in the specs.

This does not include MY2020 options that are removed for MY2021, to include Ambient Air and Night Vision. Also does not account, if buyer wants to add the $850 Captain's Chairs, which is the only available option for the Dark Shadow Edition.

So, if everything is accurate, it looks like it's about a $9k premium over a comparably equipped "standard edition" M50i, for the matte paint, exclusive wheels, and exclusive combination of interior materials (available in other options, but not in this combination). And the car is well equipped, but not fully loaded. (as I would want it to be)

Grrrrrrr....
It's not just $9k. You have to assume your not getting a circa 8-10k discount which is probably negotiable of a regular M50 spec.
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I have read everything I could find on this edition. Every pic shows the rear entertainment. I think it is a must at this level. Is it really confirmed it is NOT going to have RE in the Dark Shadow?? The frost paint is sick looking. It puts the RR Cullinan black version to shame.

I would love the wheels for my Vader beast.

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I'm one of the lucky 75 and not sure I'll take delivery, if nothing else I helped my Dealer secure one for inventory.
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I'm one of the lucky 75 and not sure I'll take delivery, if nothing else I helped my Dealer secure one for inventory.
Wow... You are the only one I know so far. Are you comfortable with the ďfrostĒ paint and itís care? If so, Itís such a cool package.
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LOL trying to hide that hideous grill with black paint and plastic...

120K MSRP!!! in 4 years this car will sell 40K used at best....
I love the grill!!! One of its best features.
I second that. Especially with the extended Shadowline trim option.
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I'm one of the lucky 75 and not sure I'll take delivery, if nothing else I helped my Dealer secure one for inventory.
Wow... You are the only one I know so far. Are you comfortable with the “frost” paint and it’s care? If so, It’s such a cool package.
WildBlue has one as well on order. So 2 of 75 on here so far.
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Yup, I have one on order. Good to finally meet another of the 75. (or 500)

MystroX5 I agree. As far as the RES, I'm wondering if BMWUSA is going to say "oh yes... all the OVERSEAS markets get RES with their Dark Shadow editions. But not the USA." Would be so like them.

The thing I'd have to add more than anything else would be DHP.
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Here's another pic I just found on this page:

https://www.carprousa.com/Check-Out-...-Shadow/a/1503

Quite interesting matte frost appearance in the sun.



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And another, this one tweeted from BMW.





And more from a BMW German press release

https://www.bimmertoday.de/2020/07/3...sten-aller-x7/































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Somebody reported in another thread here, that the Dark Shadow production has been pushed back to Q1 2021. I sure hope not. No official word yet
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Here's a 7 Series with BMW Individual Frozen Arctic Grey - thinking that the press photos aren't showing the entirety of its color range:

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I'm one of the lucky 75 and not sure I'll take delivery, if nothing else I helped my Dealer secure one for inventory.
Ditto.
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      08-02-2020, 11:51 AM   #152
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And another, this one tweeted from BMW.
... gotta have the token model next to the rig to make it official
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I guess I'm old (48) but I can't stand dark/black wheels. Horrible.
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I have the original Arctic grey version of x7 Which I really love
But I am sort of starting to like the matte version also
Agree with the vast majority that maintenance is a pain
I would love a ivory white/blue interior instead of blue/black
@wild blue - congratulations on your order
I have been following your relentless search for the perfect rig over the last 2 years
I really wish you get the rig!!!
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