• May 23, 2012
Perhaps it's merely the era, perhaps it's the shapes of modern cars, but you just don't see large numbers of sports cars and supercars drenched in wildly luminous colors anymore – the Lamborghini Gallardo maybe the only exception. A sky blue Porsche 911 or a dandelion Ferrari were once nothing special; now a white Ferrari is avant-garde.

Not so for the driver of this BMW 6 Series convertible, who doubled down on a special-order Atacama Yellow paint job – not vinyl wrap – from the factory for his 6. Bimmerpost forum member X-Vert caught this in NYC while it was waiting to have some work done. While we personally shy run away from cars in incadescent colors, and even though the girth of the 6 Series makes for a Great Wall of Yellow, with the black top and black wheels we think it's not bad at all. It's not for us, but it's not bad.

Yet the image deceives: it has been 'Shopped to disguise the fact that the wheels aren't really black. They're yellow. And that changes everything... To see the beast fully resplendent, head on over to Bimmerpost.


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      regionrat
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's not bad because it's yellow -- it's bad because it's *taxicab* yellow.
      ZOZ
      • 2 Years Ago
      Much better than those Silver cars that every other Joe and their dogs drive!
      rmkensington
      • 2 Years Ago
      Last time I was at the dealer getting my car service I sat in one of these they had sitting on the showroom. I thought they were cool looking until you see it in person. Its ridiculously long and fat.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rmkensington
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      oRenj9
      • 2 Years Ago
      It might not look great, but at least it is a step in the right direction. I'm getting bored with cars today that are offered in nine different shades from white to black and maybe red. Mercedes is by far the worst offender, but BMW isn't far behind.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @oRenj9
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      Worx2749
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why would anyone want their car's color to be similar to a school bus and/or a power company vehicle? Hideously ugly, but that's just MO.
      JR
      • 2 Years Ago
      SBY works on the Boss 302 cause you're expecting it from its heritage. On a expensive import,( Fly & Speed Yellow excluded) it cheapens and looks like a Maaco special. As others have said because its also NY...Fugetaboutit.
      ChrisH
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bad choice of top color.
      Tyler
      • 2 Years Ago
      It wouldnt be my first choice, but I actually think it looks pretty cool in that color. I guess it's one way to show you're not another boring executive in an expensive BMW. But I would worn that if you do get any car in that color (I drive a yellow car), you'll never hear the end of corny taxi / school bus jokes from idiots.
      WillieD
      • 2 Years Ago
      It almost looks like a mix between a BMW and Mercedes from the side.
      judgesmails
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hate the german pedestrian law.
      Fixitfixitstop
      • 2 Years Ago
      "incadescent" isn't a word. I can give the writers a pass for not proofreading, but not using spell check? come on!
        axiomatik
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Fixitfixitstop
        Laziness is rampant. I am constantly amazed that they can't be bothered to run a quick spell-check.
      SFGiantsFan35
      • 2 Years Ago
      the new Cash Cab?
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