How To Find The BMW Paint Code

Location: BMW has a few paint code locations, most commonly in the drivers door. Other models such as 5 Series are behind the drivers headlight (where you will replace the bulb), or older models may be found on top of the suspension mounting on the passanger side.

An BMW Color Code is typically 3 or 4 digits long, but can also be a letter/number combination. You will also notice the colour name, as in our example (Sparkling Graphite).

BMW models 

1920s[edit]

  • 3/15, (1927–1932)

1930s[edit]

  • 3/20 PS, compact car (1932–1934)
  • 303, compact car (1933–1937)
  • 328, roadster (1936–1940)
  • 326, mid-size luxury car (1936–1941)
  • 327, grand tourer (1937–1941)
  • 320, mid-size luxury car (1937–1938)
  • 321, mid-size luxury car (1938–1941)
  • 335, full-size luxury car (1939–1941)

1940s[edit]

  • 321, mid-size luxury car (1945–1950)
  • 326, mid-size luxury car (1945–1946)
  • 327, grand tourer (1946–1955)
  • 340, full-size luxury car (1949–1955)

1950s[edit]

  • 501, mid-size luxury car (1952–1962)
  • Isettamicrocar (1953–1962)
  • 503, grand tourer (1956–1959)
  • 507, roadster (1956–1959)
  • 700, compact car (1959–1965)

1960s[edit]

1970s[edit]

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]