How to Find Your BMW Paint Code: Step by Step Video

How do I find the paint code for my car?

To find the paint code on your BMW, you'll have to check in a few different places. Below you will find the most common locations, but it can vary depending on whether you have an X5, 3 Series, or a 5 series, so check on:

  • The underside of the hood on the right-hand side
  • The right-hand strut tower
  • Lastly, check the edge of the fender

On the rare chance that the sticker is not present in any of the locations above, give us a call on 971-770-2372, and we will be able to provide your code with a few bits of information. Our team is available from 8:00 am till 2:00 pm PST. You can also send us an email at

BMW Paint Code Location

How to find out what color your car is

Finding the code is one thing, but understanding what it means is slightly more nuanced and differs for each manufacturer. Models like the 5 series and 6 series, as well as most others, have paint codes that are comprised of three digits. However, they sometimes have three characters followed by a slash and then a fourth digit.

BMW Paint Code Location

Example: 300/0

The code above represents Alpine White, as is one of the less typical four-digit BMW color codes. Three digits codes include A52 Space Gray Metallic and 475 Black Sapphire Metallic. Unlike other brands, all BMW color codes are just numbers and contain no letters. 

A lot of BMW models have the color code on a separate sticker to the manufacturer's tag. It will be either above or below the vehicle information. The label will generally be black and often will also contain the name of the color in German.

BMW: What do you know

The BMW M3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series are renowned for being quality cars that pack a punch and are fun to drive. In the U.S, car owners have increasingly begun to choose Metallic colors like 354 Titanium Silver Metallic, but colors such as 668 Jet Black have also remained popular for a long time.

The German manufacturer is one of the oldest car producers in the world and has over a century of experience. They currently produce over 2.5 million vehicles a year, which is an enormous figure considering the company initially built plane engines. Unbeknownst to most, BMW's logo and colors are a tribute to their Bavarian roots.

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G.M. from Coppell, TX shared this about his Black Sapphire Metallic 475 paint: Cheaper than BMW touch-up paint. Shipped quickly.

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