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      02-15-2020, 02:09 PM   #1
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BMW paint color codes since 1960

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BMW paint color codes since 1960:
  • white: here (502 results)
  • silver: here (900 results)
  • gray: here (1508 results)
  • black: here (926 results)
  • yellow: here (89 results)
  • gold: here (10 results)
  • brown: here (554 results)
  • orange: here (125 results)
  • red: here (637 results)
  • purple: here (42 results)
  • blue: here (1320 results)
  • green: here (468 results)
Source: here

Example: 'Techno Violet' in the 'Purple' section = BMW paint color code '299' (1996-1997):

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Cool site, thanks. All manufacturers' paint codes can be searched there.
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your welcome for Grigio Medio
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Paint code for the Nardo Grey bmw uses?
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Interesting how there are different codes for Laguna Seca Blue depending on the year and model of the vehicle.

Looks like they switched to a different paint codes in 2018. I wonder if the issues they were having with individual LSB paint orders sparked the changed.
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i couldnt find my color, frozen white, for my e92
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your welcome for Grigio Medio
Grigio Medio:

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On a BMW through BMW Individual: see for example here and here (your BMW M4 ).
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Paint code for the Nardo Grey bmw uses?
Nardo Gray:

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On a BMW through BMW Individual: see for example here and here.
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I couldn't find Atlantis Metallic ?
Atlantis Blue (metallic):

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On a BMW: see for example here and here.
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i couldnt find my color, frozen white, for my e92
Frozen Bright White - Frozen Brilliant White:

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On a BMW: see for example here and here.
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On a BMW: see for example here.
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Grigio Medio:

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first BMW to have it. We paid the extra RD for it but worth it. It was a great color on the Ms
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Example: 'Techno Violet' in the 'Purple' section = BMW paint color code '299' (1996-1997):

The years are not exactly accurate. Techno Violet first appeared on E34 in June 1994 and was used on E36 until mid-1999.
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I couldn't find Atlantis Metallic ?
You mean Atlantic blue?

Oh wait... bad flashbacks of that individual build ED disaster
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You mean Atlantic blue?
Oh wait... bad flashbacks of that individual build ED disaster
Oh yes, that story of the unlucky E92 M3 owner taking delivery at Welt back in 2013 (European Delivery) - what a difference 1 letter makes:
"At 10:40 I find myself back in the lounge, watching all the happy people accept their new vehicles. At this point, I notice a US-spec M3 (judging by the reflectors in the bumper) and think "Wow, someone has an Atlantic blue M3 on the same day as my Atlantis Blue". Oh no no no no no..... it hits me. THAT IS MY CAR!
I RUN to my laptop and check all my paperwork/emails. YES, they all say Atlantis Blue. Before I had narrowed it down to the final color choice, it even mentioned the paint code in earlier emails."

(see https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=842479)
See also here ("Forum Trashes BMW Owner Who Had M3 Delivered In Wrong Shade Of Blue").
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Atlantis Blue (metallic):

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That's the color but blue is not the official color name. "Atlantis Metallic"
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That's the color but blue is not the official color name. "Atlantis Metallic"
Exactly - this is how that guy got into the unfortunate situation in the first place probably. Someone saw Atlantis Blue and corrected to the one-letter-off Atlantic Blue. Paint code always best, but does help to leave the Blue off .

Actually, I'm confused because I thought it was "Atlantis Metallic" too, paint code 399. I see a lot of Atlantis Blue references in that Color Code list but maybe they are all wrong or it changed.


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My favorite BMW color of all time is missing, Ägäischesblau Metallic, (Aegaeischblau Metallic/Aegean Blue Metallic, code 336). BASF FQ 95-3568.
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