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    what colour black?

    hi i have a 54 plate a3 s-line and was looking to do the single grill +bumper conversion, i have the metallic/pearlescent black colour paintwork can anyone tell me what audi call this colour ?,also has anyone with a new 2005 onwards a3 have this colour or is it just the matt black colour they produced many thanks

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    Don't think Audi has changed its pearlesent black for quite a few years now. My 04 A4 S-Line was Phantom Black. My 05 TT and 06 Sportback were also both Phantom Black. It should be in your handbook what colour it is.
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    what part of the handbook i looked on the service book and it dont really say it has a paint code bkd im sure ive seen something somewhere about ebony black? is this a audi colour?

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    Yes Ebony black was or still is an Audi Black. Should be on the inside page of either the service book or handbook. Its the label with the chasis number/engine size etc etc. If you phone Audi dealership with the code to confirm
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    MFFBSW,GSM,Cruise,Symphony 6,Bose,
    I-Pod,Rain n Light Pack,Front Arm Rest,Black Optik Grille,BBS Calito'S.

    06 A3 2.0T Q S-Line Sportback Spec Ed. Sold
    05 TT Quattro Sport (240 bhp). Sold
    04 A4 1.8T S-Line (190bhp). Sold

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    There is a label in the boot on the right hand side under the carpet in the spare wheel holder, this gives the paint colour it will say something like lacquer code:
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyJames View Post
    Yes Ebony black was or still is an Audi Black. Should be on the inside page of either the service book or handbook. Its the label with the chasis number/engine size etc etc. If you phone Audi dealership with the code to confirm

    05 and earlier A3/A4 etc were Ebony Black metallic. Phantom Black didn't appear until around 55 reg. I don't think your 04 can have been Phantom. Our departed A3 T Q reg in Mar 05 was Ebony Black. The Optic Grill options are reported to be Phantom so would probably look naff naff on an Ebony car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sussex Lad View Post
    05 and earlier A3/A4 etc were Ebony Black metallic. Phantom Black didn't appear until around 55 reg. I don't think your 04 can have been Phantom. Our departed A3 T Q reg in Mar 05 was Ebony Black. The Optic Grill options are reported to be Phantom so would probably look naff naff on an Ebony car!

    Ah you might be right. Haven't kept my last cars long enough to be a paint colour guru. My A4 was probably ebony right enough but the TT and sportback were phantom black.
    S3 57 Dolphin Grey.
    MFFBSW,GSM,Cruise,Symphony 6,Bose,
    I-Pod,Rain n Light Pack,Front Arm Rest,Black Optik Grille,BBS Calito'S.

    06 A3 2.0T Q S-Line Sportback Spec Ed. Sold
    05 TT Quattro Sport (240 bhp). Sold
    04 A4 1.8T S-Line (190bhp). Sold

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    Phantom black was added as an option when the single frame grill was released - I currently own an '05 plate A3 TDI S-line quattro in phantom black.
    Gone: '05 Audi A3 2.0 TDI S-Line Quattro, SFG, Phantom black, xenon, leather

    Current: '58 Audi A3 2.0 TDI 170 S-Line Quattro, Phantom Black, Full Leather, Xenon plus, Front and rear parking sensors, interior light pack, lumber support, MFSW, folding mirrors, light and rain pack, Tyre pressure monitor.

 

 

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