Congrats on your order man. I had a feeling carbon was an option in UK and elsewhere across the pond. I pressed my dealer about it and he showed me the ordering template on their computer and it only had the two options (alum or black maple) that could be selected for US orders. No big deal, but I would have chose it if offered. I still think the maple will look sharp. I didn't care about the multimedia package either. Just chose Prem II package. I want to listen to the car's soundtrack and don't need the fancy shmancy HK surround system. That's just me though. I'm sure the system sounds glorious. Took the 6 disc CD though, just in case! Went with solid black for the exterior. I wouldn't give it another thought, I'm sure the obsedian will be sharp. Honestly, I think this machine will look good in any shade.