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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:07 PM
jayasanala jayasanala is offline
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mettallic black or non-mettallic black

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I bought used black 2012 Xdrive X3 from a non BMW dealer. but i have a wired question on wheather my car color is mettallic black or non-mettallic black, is there a way to find it?. i totally forgot to ask the dealer while purchasing the car.
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:18 PM
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get the last 7 of the VIN and look it up on a VIN decoder
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:26 PM
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Re: mettallic black or non-mettallic black

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Hi,

I bought used black 2012 Xdrive X3 from a non BMW dealer. but i have a wired question on wheather my car color is mettallic black or non-mettallic black, is there a way to find it?. i totally forgot to ask the dealer while purchasing the car.
You can run the vin in a decoder, it will tell you
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:50 PM
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If its metallic black you will see flecks or almost sparkle to the paint in the sunlight. If not, you've got straight black.
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:16 AM
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If its metallic black you will see flecks or almost sparkle to the paint in the sunlight. If not, you've got straight black.
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