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Classic BMW M paint finishes.

A strong distinguishing feature with tradition: these M specific "original paint colours" are iconic classics.

7 September 2020

#1 IMOLA RED#1 IMOLA RED

#1 IMOLA RED

Red cars have always been an eye-catcher. Besides representing heat and fire, the colour radiates charisma and implies performance. With BMW Individual Imola Red, BMW M has a paint finish in its range that’s closely linked to all these characteristics. The colour made its debut in 2000 on the BMW M3 E46 – a much sought-after classic that many collectors are passionate about. Since summer 2020, Imola Red has once again adorned an iconic M model: the BMW M5 Competition.

BMW M5 Competition in BMW Individual Imola Red II non-metallicBMW M5 Competition in BMW Individual Imola Red II non-metallic

BMW M5 Competition in BMW Individual Imola Red II non-metallic

#2 ESTORIL BLUE#2 ESTORIL BLUE

#2 ESTORIL BLUE

Back in 1992, a paint finish captured the hearts of many M enthusiasts; today it represents BMW M perhaps more than any other: BMW Estoril Blue metallic. Cool and elegant in its effect, this colour conveys the deep blue surf of the Atlantic Ocean off the Portuguese coast. Well, either that or the perfect blue sky above Estoril’s famous racetrack.

BMW M140i (F20) in BMW Estoril Blue metallicBMW M140i (F20) in BMW Estoril Blue metallic

BMW M140i (F20) in BMW Estoril Blue metallic

#3 DAKAR YELLOW#3 DAKAR YELLOW

#3 DAKAR YELLOW

With BMW Individual Dakar Yellow non-metallic, even a road trip under cloud is brightened by rays from the West African sun. This M specific paint finish made its debut on the body of the BMW M3 E36 and henceforth became an integral part of the BMW Individual colour range.

BMW M3 Coupé (E36) in BMW Individual Dakar Yellow non-metallic

#4 MACAO BLUE#4 MACAO BLUE

#4 MACAO BLUE

BMW Individual Macao Blue metallic is an M specific paint finish which has been a style-defining feature of M cars for over three decades. Debuting on the BMW M3 E30 in 1986, the colour made its big comeback in 2016 with the BMW M3 30 Years edition.

BMW M3 Convertible (E30) in BMW Individual Macao Blue metallic.BMW M3 Convertible (E30) in BMW Individual Macao Blue metallic.

BMW M3 Convertible (E30) in BMW Individual Macao Blue metallic

#5 SILVER GRAY#5 SILVER GRAY

#5 SILVER GRAY

BMW Individual Silver Grey metallic is one of BMW M’s most popular special paint finishes. However, this does not detract from its exclusive character; timeless elegance remains the hallmark of this colour. It has been part of the BMW Individual portfolio since 1992.

BMW M3 CSL (E46) in BMW Individual Silver Gray metallic

#6 BRITISH RACING GREEN#6 BRITISH RACING GREEN

#6 BRITISH RACING GREEN

Legendary racing drivers, traditional manufacturers, emotional motorsport: everything closely associated with racing from Great Britain comes to life with this paint finish. Subtle, alluring and highly individual – that’s BMW Individual British Racing Green uni.

BMW M6 Convertible (F12) in BMW Individual British Racing Green non-metallicBMW M6 Convertible (F12) in BMW Individual British Racing Green non-metallic

BMW M6 Convertible (F12) in BMW Individual British Racing Green non-metallic

#7 CARBON BLACK#7 CARBON BLACK

#7 CARBON BLACK

Carbon fibre is a high-tech, performance-oriented material like no other in motorsport. CFRP, as the material is often called, is extremely torsion-resistant, particularly light and has an attractive appearance due to its special composition – an attribute that also applies to BMW Individual Carbon Black metallic. The paint finish, which has developed into a true classic since its introduction on the BMW M5 E39, is still attracting attention 20 years after its debut.

BMW M550i xDrive in BMW Individual Carbonschwarz metallicBMW M550i xDrive in BMW Individual Carbonschwarz metallic

BMW M550i xDrive in BMW Individual Carbon Black metallic

CLASSIC COLOURS, PROGRESSIVE M DESIGN.

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