BMW E34 M5 paint codes, OEM color options

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BMW E34 M5 paint codes and color options, 5 series:

The BMW E34 M5 is the second generation M5 and the successor of the E28 M5.  It was first introduced in September of 1988.  Production began in 1989 and ended in 1995, producing 12, 254 units world wide.  Every E34 M5 was hand built in Germany over a two week period.  The BMW E34 M5 is the first time a 5 door wagon or “touring” version was offered.  The E34 M5 touring was the last ever M car produced by hand from BMW.

The E34 M5 was initially released with the S38 3.6 liter engine producing 311bhp (Euro Version) and during the second half of production the displacement was increased to 3.8 liters which produced 335bhp.

Over the production life of the E34 M5 offered 24 paint colors as options, 8 solid and 16 metallic.

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BMW E34 M5 OEM Paint Codes, Color Options

PAINT NAME PAINT CODE SAMPLE NOTES
Black I 086 09/1988 thru 08/1989
Black II 668 09/1989 thru 08/1995
Alpine White II 218 09/1988 thru 08/1993
Alpine White III 300 09/1993 thru 08/1995
Misano Red 236 09/1988 thru 08/1989
Brilliant Red 308 09/1989 thru 08/1992
Mugello Red 274 09/1992 thru 08/1994
Bright Red 314 09/1994 thru 08/1995
Diamond Black Metallic 181 09/1988 thru 04/1994
Cosmos Black Metallic 303 05/1994 thru 08/1995
Salmon Silver Metallic 203 09/1988 thru 08/1989
Sterling Silver Metallic 244 09/1989 thru 04/1994
Arctic Silver Metallic 309 05/1994 thru 08/1995
Sebring Gray Metallic 229 09/1988 thru 08/1992
Granite Silver Metallic 237 12/1991 thru 08/1993
Fjord Grey Metallic 310 09/1993 thru 08/1995
Malachite Green Metallic 205 09/1988 thru 08/1989
Lagoon Green Metallic 266 09/1990 thru 08/1993
Oxford Green Metallic 324 09/1993 thru 08/1995
Macao Blue Metallic 250 09/1988 thru 04/1992
Mauritius Blue Metallic 287 09/1990 thru 06/1992
Avus Blue Metallic 276 12/1991 thru 07/1995
Calypso Red Metallic 252 09/1989 thru 08/1995
Daytona Violet Metallic 283 12/1991 thru 08/1995

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