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BMW X6 in matte color – Is this the new “black”?

BMW X6 | May 16th, 2009 by 16
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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 …

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.

BMW X6 in matte color   Is this the new black?

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!

  • lisiy

    i like it!!!!!!!!! very nice!

  • Jordan

    it’s fantastic!! i have not seen one vehicle in matte black that didn’t look really good… not one. i think it provides just the right amount of contrast.

  • frederic.E

    I’m not sure, it’s a BMW’s color, but I think in Europe, it’s a special film from a swiss company . It costs more or less 2500-3000€ ( applied on the car and it takes one day ! ) but it’s a very good work. They work with Sportec, Ferrari, Novitec, 9ff…
    You can find tem here : http://.www.foliocar.ch/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1631237176 Vaybach Khan

    matte black is ultimate…

  • viper

    this X6 is all tuning , probably done by Hamann

  • Gord

    I’ve never seen a matte black car in real life so I can’t really comment.

  • tony

    omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1 PLEASE!!!!!
    hOLLYCOW MAN THE x6M LOOKS GRR88888888888888888888 IN THT COLOR.IT SHD BE UNIQUE SUCH a POWERHOUSE ANIMAL:D

  • Hantra

    If you absolutely must do that, don’t put the stupid chrome trim on the wheels. If you’re murdering it out, then go all the way. The chrome ring just looks stupid at that point.

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    Updated the article with more X6 photos…quite popular these matte black cars in Germany

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=825975013 Carlos Perez

    i think an X6 in Le Mans Blue could be a killer

  • Doug

    Matte in other colors would be interesting. But probably only in black/grey/white because it would affect the saturation of actual colors (sorry carlos).

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  • Kerryn

    I’ve just returned from Dubai where I saw a matte black X6 but with bright orange GT stripes. It looked FANTASTIC!!

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