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Color Overview

Welcome to the first of many data-rich pages from the Inventory Project. This section represents the aggregated color data for the model years 1990-99 BMW 8 Series.

The majority of 8er production (95.7%  or 29,309 cars) came from a catalog of only 25 colors.

The remaining production (4.3% or 1,312 cars) came from 100 colors.

1990-99 Exterior Color Summary
(All 8 Series Models built from 1989 through 1999)

 

Type Color Code 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 Total
Blue ÄGÄISCHBLAU METALLIC  336             X X X X X               45
Blue ALASKABLAU METALLIC 367             X   X X                   3
Blue ALPINA BLAU METALLIC II FQ 95-3965             X X                       4
White ALPINWEISS 2 218 X X X X X                         968
White ALPINWEISS 3 300         X X X X X X X             396
Purple AMETHYST METALLIC 452     X X X X X     X X               22
Black ANTHRAZIT METALLIC 397                    X   X                10
Blue AQUA METALLIC FE 86-50AK         X X X X X X                 16
Blue ARKTISBLAU METALLIC 045         X                             1
Grey ARKTISGRAU METALLIC 269           X X X                     71
Silver ARKTISSILBER METALLIC 309           X X X X X X          1,197
Green ASCOTGRÜN METALLIC 353           X X                         4
Silver ASPENSILBER METALLIC 339             X X X                     4
Green ATLANTIS METALLIC 399                 X X X               35
Blue ATLANTISBLAU 207 X X X X                           108
Blue AVUSBLAU METALLIC 276       X X X X X X X X             238
Green BARBADOSGRUEN METALLIC 247     X X X X X X X X X             396
Blue BIARRITZBLAU METALLIC 363               X X X X               13
Blue BLAU METALLIC (Alpina) FE-86-5489     X X X X                         34
Purple BLAUVIOLETT METALLIC 514       X X X X                       11
Purple BORNIT METALLIC 498     X X                               6
Green BOSTONGRUEN METALLIC 275         X   X   X X                   4
Red BRILLANTROT 308 X X X X X                      1,679
Green BRITISH RACING GREEN 05-209-6852               X X X X                 6
Red BROKATROT METALLIC  259   X X X X X X                     300
Beige BRONZITBEIGE METALLIC 139       X                               1
Red BYZANZ METALLIC 355                   X                   1
Red CALYPSOROT METALLIC 252 X X X X X X X X X X X          3,828
Red CANYONROT METALLIC 343             X X X X                 43
Black CARBONSCHWARZ METALLIC 416                      X                  1
Blue CHAMAELEON METALLIC FQ 95-3767             X                         1
Blue CIRRUSBLAU METALLIC 189     X                                 1
Red CORDOBAROT METALLIC 286             X X                       2
Black COSMOSSCHWARZ METALLIC 303          X   X   X   X   X   X   X           1,240
Yellow DAKARGELB 267         X X X                       18
Yellow DAKARGELB 2 337               X X X X               38
Purple DAYTONAVIOLETT METALLIC 283       X X X X X X X                 85
Grey DELPHIN METALLIC 184         X X                           2
Black DIAMANTSCHWARZ METALLIC 181  X   X   X   X   X   X                     4,980
Blue DUNKELBLAU METALLIC 263     X X X X                           9
Green DUNKELGRUEN 289         X                             1
Green DUNKELGRUEN 2 307                 X                     1
Blue ESTORILBLAU METALLIC 335               X X X X             139
Green FARNGRUEN METALLIC 386                   X X                 3
Red FASHIONROT 549           X                           1
Red FASHIONROT 2 402                     X                 1
Red FERRARIROT 05-407-3513       X X X X                       14
Grey FJORDGRAU METALLIC 310         X X X X X X               132
Yellow GELB 05-407-1007     X                                 1
Yellow GIALLO 05-407-1801       X X X                         14
Green GLACIERGRUEN METALLIC 334               X   X X                 3
Blue GLETSCHERBLAU METALLIC  280 X X X X X     X                   265
Silver GRANITSILBER METALLIC 237   X X X X X                       427
Grey GRIGIO METALLIC FQ 95-2978       X                               2
Green GRUN METALLIC FE 86-60R3       X X                             2
Red HELLROT  314         X X X X X X X             689
Red HENNAROT 052     X X         X                     3
Red HIMBEERROT 05-407-3505     X                                 1
Red IMOLA RED 405                   X X                 3
Green ISLANDGRUN METALLIC 273     X X X                           13
Beige KASCHMIRBEIGE METALLIC 301   X X X X X X   X                   80
Purple KIRUNAVIOLETT METALLIC 398                 X                     1
Blue KOPENHAGENBLAU METALLIC FQ 95-2970         X                             1
Silver LACHSSILBER METALLIC 203     X             X                   2
Green LAGUNENGRUEN METALLIC 266 X X X X X X                    1,325
Blue LAZURBLAU METALLIC 294     X                                 2
Purple LILA METALLIC FQ 95-2915         X X X X   X                 15
Green LIMONIT METALLIC 352                   X X                 3
Blue MACAOBLAU METALLIC 250     X X X X                         84
Purple MADEIRAVIOLETT METALLIC 302         X X                         10
Green MALACHITGRUN METALLIC 205     X                                 2
Blue MALEDIVENBLAU METALLIC  290         X X X   X X                 80
Blue MARINEBLAU METALLIC FQ 95-2699     X                                 1
Blue MAURITIUSBLAU METALLIC 287 X X X X X X X                  3,244
Green MEERGRUEN METALLIC 393                     X                 1
Green MINTGRUEN 079           X                           1
Black MONTEGOSCHWARZ METALLIC FE 86-9424      X   X   X                              5
Blue MONTREALBLAU METALLIC 297           X X X X X X               11
Purple MORA METALLIC 359                 X X X               28
Green MOREAGRUEN METALLIC 288           X X X X                     4
Red MUGELLOROT 274         X X                         11
Blue NACHTBLAU METALLIC 453     X X X X X X X X X               48
Green NAUTICGRUEN 322 X X X X                             57
Green NEONGRUN METALLIC 262       X                               3
Zmisc NICHT VORHANDEN N/A   X X                                 5
Green OAKGRUN METALLIC FE 86-60SH     X                                 2
Zmisc OHNE LACK 000     X X X                           15
Blue ORIENTBLAU METALLIC 317         X X X X X X X          1,395
Beige ORIENTBRAUN METALLIC FE 68-800X         X                             2
Green ORINOCO METALLIC 406             X   X X X                 8
Green OXFORDGRUEN METALLIC 324         X X X X X X X             962
Silver PERLMUTTSILBER METALLIC FQ 95-2649           X                           1
Green PETROL MICA METALLIC 305           X X X X X X               16
Blue PETROLBLAU METALLIC FE 86-60M1           X                           1
Red ROMANTICROT METALLIC 369               X X X X               33
Purple ROSEWOOD METALLIC FQ 95-2919       X X                             2
Purple ROTVIOLETT METALLIC FQ 95-2973       X                               1
Blue ROYALBLAU METALLIC 198     X                                 1
Red ROYALROT METALLIC 390                   X X               23
Beige SAMANABEIGE METALLIC 282         X                             1
Blue SANTORINBLAU 318         X X X                       11
Blue SANTORINBLAU 2 327               X X X X               17
Black SCHWARZ  086  X   X   X   X                         1,138
Black SCHWARZ 2 668      X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X           1,442
Black SCHWARZ MICA METALLIC 347        X   X   X   X                          7
Grey SEBRINGGRAU METALLIC 229     X X                               8
Green SEIDENGRUEN METALLIC 500           X                           1
Red SIENAROT METALLIC 281                 X                     1
Red SIENAROT METALLIC 362                   X                   1
Zmisc SONDERLACKIERUNG (Unidentified) 490   X X X X X X X X                   18
Blue SORRENTBLAU METALLIC 360             X                         2
Blue STAHLBLAU METALLIC 372                   X X                 5
Silver STERLINGSILBER METALLIC 244 X X X X X X X                  2,231
Green TANNENGRUEN METALLIC 454     X X X X X X     X               15
Purple TECHNOVIOLETT METALLIC 299           X X X   X X               13
Silver TITANSILBER METALLIC 354                   X X               51
Blue TOBAGOBLAU METALLIC 256     X X X X X X                   508
Blue VEILCHENBLAU METALLIC FQ 95-2302     X X X X   X X X X               35
Blue VELVETBLAU METALLIC 379               X X X X               69
Silver VIOLETTSILBER METALLIC FQ 95-2976               X                       1
Grey VULKANGRAU 329   X X X                             19
Yellow Z1-GELB 05-407-1804       X                               1
Green Z1-GRUN METALLIC FQ 95-3155       X                               1
Red ZINNOBERROT 138     X     X                           2
Red ZYCLAMROT METALLIC FE 68-300A     X                                 1
Type Color Code 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 Total


X = signifies color was produced in a given year
Models covered in this summary: M60 830Ci/840Ci, M62 840Ci, M70 850Ci, M73 850Ci, and S70 850CSi

Source: BMW AG; 2005 BMW 8 Series Inventory Project
Date: 01-February-2007, Updated: 03-July-2013
Prepared by: JG Spencer

Special Order Color - Code 490

BMW AG employs code 490 for non-standard exterior colours (farbe) ordered by its customers through its BMW Individual program. The table below represents the number of 8er cars assigned code 490.  The Inventory Project identified 1,641 8er vehicles produced with code 490.  Of those vehicles, 1,623 were identified with their color codes and are reflected in the colour totals in the above table.  There are 18 8er vehicles remaining unidentified; the research continues!

 

SONDERLACKIERUNG (490)
Model

Code 490

% of Model

Unidentified

Total Model

M70 850i/Ci

329

1.6%

9

20,072

M60/M62 840Ci

957

12.3%

3

7,803

M73 850Ci

152

12.5%

2

1,218

S70 850CSi

203

13.4%

4

1,510

M60 830Ci

0

0.0%

0

18

All 8er

1,641

5.4%

18

30,621

  • Note 1: There were no Special Order colors for M60 830Ci's
  • Note 2: ALL North American 8er's, except for chassis CB72004, are identified with a color code
  • Unidentified (definition): Information currently unavailble in the build sheet "individual Data" comments section.