Updated: Added more matte black X6 photos
You have probably heard the expression “This <insert color here> is the new black….” many times before and it’s a phrase quite often used in the fashion industry. But today, we’re stealing their catchy phrase and pose the following question to you: Is the matte black really the new “black”?
We’ve been seeing a trend lately and we cannot wonder if it will go mainstream in the future since more and more people sport this matte black on their cars. The first matte black BMW was seen by us back in 2008 when coincidentally, it was an X6 model as well. In the following months, we came across the Lumma version of the M5, then a stunning black matte Z3 and more recently, a 335i and M3 spotted at the Bimmerfest 2009 event.
So when our friend Christian Wimmer decided to share these photos with us, our jaws dropped again and had no choice but to post them. While you know that we don’t always dig those pimped out cars and usually embrace the “clean look” of our bimmers, we admit that we have a soft spot for these matte black X6s.
Now wait, this car is actually more than just another “Batman” like version, it also has some pretty cool upgrades on it, like the aftermarket black/chromed wheels, to the interesting air vents on the hood and the very aggressive front-bumper. Not a bad looking X6 and definitely one that will turn heads, especially if spotted on U.S. soil.
And while we’re on this matte black vinyl subject, let’s take the time to answer the question that many people sent in asking for a recommendation of an auto shop that performs such work. Our friends in the BMW tuning world recommend Vinyl Styles shop in California and Loud Ocean of Santa Ana, but if you have any other recommendation on the East Coast, feel free to drop a comment and we will update the article.
Thanks for the extra photos Rudolf!