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SHADES OF BLACK AND GREY.SHADES OF BLACK AND GREY.

SHADES OF BLACK AND GREY.

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A selection of the most impressive BMW paint finishes in black and grey.

Black and grey – colours that stand for timeless elegance. And the various BMW Individual paint finishes portfolio has some particularly fascinating shades.

5 April 2023

Black and grey – colours inextricably linked to timelessness and elegance. Whoever chooses black or grey, shows they appreciation style and understatement. Making an impact doesn’t have to depend on bright colours. The BMW paint finish portfolio offers an impressive selection of black and grey shades which offer the opportunity to express one’s individual taste and at the same time underline the sporty or the elegant side of a BMW M automobile. We present the most impressive black and grey BMW paint finishes.

BMW M3 Competition Touring with M xDrive:
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 235–229 (WLTP)
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 10.4–10.1 (WLTP)

THE 6 COLOURS AT A GLANCE:

Black Sapphire metallic
M Brooklyn Grey metallic
M Carbon Black metallic
BMW Individual Nardo Grey
BMW Individual Dravit Grey metallic
Skyscraper Grey metallic
Powerful elegance.

#1 BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC.

BMW M3 Touring Black Sapphire metallicBMW M3 Touring Black Sapphire metallic

The BMW paint finish Black Sapphire metallic shows off the classy side of BMW M automobiles. At the same time, the rich black emphasizes the strength radiating from every vehicle thanks to the brand’s motorsport DNA. Depending on the light, the metallic paintwork makes the air intakes at the front, the gills at the side and the M typical, expressive rear apron blend in with the M automobile’s muscular bodywork or stand out in elegant understatement. Headlights, rear lights and according to configuration the wheel rims too offer bright accents. Thus, Black Sapphire combines both restrained elegance and confident power.

Sporty and sculptural.

#2 M BROOKLYN GREY METALLIC.

BMW M3 Touring M Brooklyn Grey metallicBMW M3 Touring M Brooklyn Grey metallic

The BMW M paint finish programme contains many paints which underline the sporting character of M automobiles. The metallic Brooklyn Grey is a special example. This shade brings out the athletic proportions and characteristic lines in the vehicle’s bodywork. At the same time, the kidneys, air intakes, exterior mirrors, window strips, rear apron and on some models also the roof are accentuated by the contrasting interplay of colours. Be it an X model, a sedan, a coupé, a convertible or the M3 Touring: in metallic M Brooklyn Grey, every M automobile catches the eye.

Extrovert.

#3 M CARBON BLACK METALLIC.

BMW M3 Touring M Carbon Black metallicBMW M3 Touring M Carbon Black metallic

The metallic Carbon Black is a colour for everyone who likes the extraordinary. The special thing about this shade is its iridescent effect: according to the light, the paintwork changes from deep black to metallic dark blue. Since its debut on the BMW M5 E39, Carbon Black was become a real classic among the BMW M paint finishes. Understandable, as this shade is the right choice for all those wanting to underline the elegant and extrovert facets of their BMW M automobile. And the exciting paint finish brings out accents in black or carbon especially well.

Sporting statement.

#4 BMW INDIVIDUAL NARDO GREY.

BMW M3 Touring BMW Individual Nardo GreyBMW M3 Touring BMW Individual Nardo Grey

This BMW Individual special paint finish is a richer shade of grey, which underscores the sporting character of the BMW M vehicles. The avant-garde uni paint once again proves that the colour grey doesn’t have to mean conformism: on the contrary, Nardo Grey is a statement of its own. The kidney and the large air intakes are brought out very effectively by this paintwork, as are all the vehicle’s details in black or carbon. On the X models, the shade also emphasizes the powerful, self-confident bodywork design, while highlighting the aerodynamic lines, for example on the M3 Touring.

Play with the light.

#5 BMW INDIVIDUAL DRAVIT GREY METALLIC.

BMW M3 Touring BMW Individual Dravit Grey metallic BMW M3 Touring BMW Individual Dravit Grey metallic

A versatile BMW Individual special paint finish with impressive two-tone effects ­– the metallic Dravit Grey always looks different according to the light. Golden particles in the paint become visible which in bright sunshine transform the dark grey to a luxurious light brown. This exciting effect underlines the fascinating character of the M automobiles. At twilight, M models in Dravit Grey come across as sportily mysterious, while sunlight reveals their elegant side. A stylish colour with a touch of extravagance, as multifaceted as the vehicles from BMW M, and which ensures a very special presence.

Serene sportiness.

#6 SKYSCRAPER GREY METALLIC.

BMW M3 Touring Skyscraper Grey metallicBMW M3 Touring Skyscraper Grey metallic

A classic shade of grey in the direction of anthracite whose metallic finish gives it an exciting and modern look – that’s the BMW paint finish Skyscraper Grey. This colour highlights the M automobiles’ self-confidently sporty lines. Above all, this BMW paint finish really brings out the expressive bodywork design: Especially in profile, Skyscraper Grey emphasizes the vehicles’ modelled dynamics via the beading and edges. It’s a young colour, introduced in 2020 with the new versions of the M3 and M4, which puts the focus on the BMW M automobiles’ pronounced sportiness with subtlety and confidence.

BMW INDIVIDUAL.BMW INDIVIDUAL.

BMW INDIVIDUAL.

The expression of personality.

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BMW M3 Competition Touring with M xDrive:
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 235–229 (WLTP)
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 10.4–10.1 (WLTP)

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