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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by vinceemmery, Mar 14, 2008.

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    [Mar 14, 2008]
    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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    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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    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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    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.:salute:
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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.
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