BMW E36/8 Z3 M Coupe OEM Paint Color Options

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E36/8 Z3 M coupe Imola Red
E36/8 Z3 M coupe Dakar Yellow II
E36/8 Z3 M coupe Silver
The BMW E36/8 M coupe was first unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1997, initial production began one year later in 1998 and ran until 2002.  Three different engines were offered in the BMW M Coupe, the S50, S52 and S54; all being M engines offered in M3 models of that time.  Most of the bodywork is based off the M roadster including the doors and everything forward of the “A” pillar.  Because of the static roof on the M Coupe, the car’s stiffness is over 2.6 more times rigid than the soft top Roadster version.
The styling is largely unique which is a dividing factor for the car.  Most people either love it or hate it.  The M coupe earned itself the nickname “Clown Shoe” for obvious reasons.  Sales at the dealership were slow as most customers opted for the more practical M3 coupe or sedan.  Because of the low production numbers the M Coupes are becoming incredibly desirable and will fetch a fair amount over MSRP for a low miles S54 version.  Throughout production BMW offered a total of 14 color options; 6 solid and 8 metallic.

BMW E36/8 Z3 M Coupe OEM Paint Color Options

PAINT NAME PAINT CODE SAMPLE NOTES
Alpine White III 300 04/1998 thru 05/2002
Imola Red II 405 04/1998 thru 05/2002
Dakar Yellow II 337 04/1998 thru 06/2000
Evergreen 358 04/1998 thru 06/2000
Laguna Seca Blue 448 02/2001 thru 05/2002
Cosmos Black 303 04/1998 thru 06/2000
Black Sapphire Metallic 475 02/2001 thru 05/2002
Arctic Silver Metallic 309 04/1998 thru 03/1999
Titanium Silver Metallic 354 04/1999 thru 05/2002
Estoril Blue Metallic 335 04/1998 thru 05/2002
Boston Green Metallic 275 04/1998 thru 03/1999
Oxford Green II Metallic 430 04/1999 thru 05/2002
Steel Grey Metallic 400 02/2001 thru 05/2002
Phoenix Yellow Metallic 086 02/2001 thru 05/2002

E36/8 Z3 M coupe Phoenix Yellow
E36/8 Z3 M coupe Laguna Seca Blue
E36/8 Z3 M coupe Steel Grey Metallic
E36/8 Z3 M coupe Estoril Blue
E36/8 Z3 M coupe Silver
E36/8 Z3 M coupe Imola Red
E36/8 Z3 M coupe Dakar Yellow II

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