Monday, June 14, 2021

8 Series - Exterior Colors

Color swatches are sample representations only for reference.
Main » Blue » Exterior Color Details
Exterior Color: Chamaeleon
English: Chamaeleon
Color Group: Blue
Color Type: Metallic
Color Code: FQ 95-3767
BMW Part Number: None
8er's Produced: : 1
  • Special order color through BMW Individual
  • Alternate name: "Effectlack blau-gruen"
  • This color was applied to a 1995 M73 850CiA for the March 1995 Geneva Auto Show and for one 1995 E34 M5; of which their dispositions are unknown
  • BASF, the creator of this paint, declared this color a "one-off" and was never ordered again by BMW AG
  • In 2008, it was learned that one 1990's VW Corrado received this paint via special order from BASF (pictures to the left)
  • It is thought this color is a "greenish-blue" otherwise known as Cerulean
  • The reported color mix is composed of these components:
    • m4 / 676
    • M176 / 803
    • A531 / 955,5
    • A552 / 981
    • A097 / 1000
  • The Registry continues to research this color and its history.


Color images were derived from multiple sources, including BMW AG, PPG/BASF automotive color charts, and owner vehicles. Republishing content is expressly prohibited.

Audited: 01-Feb-2007
Source: 2005 BMW 8 Series Inventory Project