I like it a lot , too. BTW, " bronze " or " titanium " colors are in the the next trend in exterior car colors - according to the color research people who advise car companies .
Quoting a recent article on car colors :
" For 2005 vehicles, silver accounts for 24.1 percent of sales, according to statistics compiled by Power Information Network, a division of J.D. Power and Associates. The next runner-up: black, with 16.7 percent....
So how long will the consumer love affair with silver cars continue?
... experts believe silver could be losing its appeal.
"I would say it's starting to decline a bit," adds Cynthia Leighton, product planner for color materials and finishes with Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. According to the company's recent market research in Los Angeles, "Silver is not the No. 1 choice for future buyers," she says.
Next up? Many auto makers are having good luck with shades that incorporate silver with a little bit of color -- ice blues ( Silverstone II ! ),..and even warmer, golden-toned hues ( Sepang Bronze !) .
Others believe that greys -- deeper, darker metallics -- will eclipse the lighter silvery shades. "Grey offers more dimensions, from warm to cool," says Leighton. "It's a fresh look and an alternative to silver."
And blue is gaining fast. "There is a whole trend in blue and purple," says Webb.( Interlagos Blue ! ) Of the 21 new shades his company is currently developing, "at least half are blue or have some evidence of blue in them. "
The MBZ CLS recently had a special $8500 option cost " Launch Edition " with a special color called " Indium " ( not Iridium ) Grey , which in realty is a " bronze " color, but people won't buy a color that has that word, so " grey " it was per their marketing folks , lol ! I've seen two at my local MBZ dealer out in bright sun and it's a gorgeous color and " browner " than these following pics show .( Kudos to BMW for calling " bronze " by what it is .)
The" indium grey " looks a lot and behaves like the sepang bronze pics I've seen where it varies by angle of light from greyish brown to brown :