BMW Unveils Matte Black M5 in Spain

BMW M5 | September 24th, 2011 by 23

BMW has unveiled a matte black paint finish on the new M5 at the international launch in Spain. While we most often like the look …

BMW has unveiled a matte black paint finish on the new M5 at the international launch in Spain. While we most often like the look of matte finish paint, in the case of the M5 – it doesn’t seem to suit the car as well. It just looks, well… unfinished. These photos do not render the paint justice, you must see this finish in person before you decide, but from where we stood, this edgy paint seemed to lessen the visual impact of the car rather than increase it. Maybe that was the point, in which case the matte finish is perfect – but we’ll stick with our gorgeous blue M5, shimmering in the sun.

Our personal favorite car to be finished in matte paint would be the Z4 based M Coupe. Its shape seems to lend well to the unique play of light across the matte finish. It becomes more of an art form, a sculpture, if you will.

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No word yet on availability or timelines for this matte black finish paint to launch. As always, we will keep you posted as we learn more. For now, please enjoy these quick snap shots of the silky black M5 in Spain.

23 responses to “BMW Unveils Matte Black M5 in Spain”

  1. Eric says:

    Isn’t it “matte” black?

  2. La Ma says:

    Matt or Matte (sound like latte ? ) does not matter. Each language uses different versions. 
    What matters most that it looks bad. It works on the M3 and some smaller cars but looks out of
    place on a large car like the M5.

    sorry but I do not like it at all.

  3. Mike Murray says:

    who is this Matt Black character? and how did he get a special edition?

    • Shawn says:

      haha, touche!  

      • La Ma says:

        is it color or colour ?   On the matt or matte finish, I have to tell you both are correct.

        Compact OED:

        matt (also matte)

        • adjective not shiny; dull and flat.

        • noun 1 a matt colour, paint, or finish. 2 a sheet of cardboard placed on the back of a picture, as a mount or to form a border.

        Yet for matte-

        • noun 1 a mask used to obscure part of an image in a film and allow another image to be substituted. 2 an impure product of the smelting of sulphide ores. 

        By the way Shawn wrote “matt” not “Matt” so the name reference is completely off.

  4. Curtis Lange says:

    Matt Black, lol. Matte Black maybe…

  5. Shawn says:

    Sorry gentlemen/women,

    I wrote that on 2 hours sleep and was almost cross-eyed.  Thanks for the spelling correction. :) Must proof read a little better!



    • Giom says:

      Sounds like you also had little sleep lately… two hours sleep over a week, maybe… lol. Hope you feel better soon!

    • La Ma says:

      isn’t all M models are like that ? a normal BMW with some sport spoilers ?  Only the E30 M3 had been entirely different then any BMW E30.  The rest is always a subtle revision of the non-M counterpart.
      This is the whole point of the //M.  Every day cars made to be able to take on supercars.

      It does look about 2000% more attractive then the E60 could ever look. Heck a 520d of the F10 series looks more attractive then the best  looking E60 ever did.

      • wazon says:

        True, perhaps m3 e92 is an another rare example of more extended difference between m3 and regular coupe due to the carbon roof and different shape of the hood. But in most of other cases one rather has to be a car enthusiast in order to notice such differences as side vents or four pipes.

        • Mateo says:

          all of you can say whatevery you like but this M5 will be remembered for being a tuned 550i with M5 badge while E60 M5 is remembered because of it epic v10, M button, performance, soundtrack, and to me amazing exterior and interior.

          it f10 m5 wasn’t m5 it wouldn’t be remembered at all.

  7. Well, the car looks great and I liked the color of this car. BMW makes some good and reliable cars that are good on the road as well. I like the sports models they are really stylish and elegant looking cars. Thank you for sharing this picture with everyone.

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