The days of going to the mechanics for an expensive new paint job may soon be coming to an end, as BMW has unveiled a car capable of completely changing colour at the touch of a button.
Footage of the new BMW iX M60 changing colour like a chameleon has surfaced from CES 2022 in Las Vegas. The electric SUV was seen switching from white to black almost instantaneously thanks to a mysterious new technology.
The only downside is that the petrol tank cover stays the same colour, giving the whole game away.
It's still unclear exactly what technology is in use, but BMW said it is 'very temperature sensitive'.
BMW first announced the car back in December, when it confirmed that "on display [at CES] will be the first-ever demonstration of a technology that changes the exterior colour of a vehicle with the touch of a button."
The iX M60 itself is billed as the company's first electric SUV to receive its coveted 'M' seal, which marks BMW's highest-performance vehicles. It can reach 0-60 in 3.8 seconds, and has a top speed of 155mph. BMW have not confirmed whether all iX M60 models will receive the mysterious colour change technology.
With many of the details still under wraps, motorists took to Twitter to speculate about the technology and whether it would be legal.
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Some pointed out that videos of the car show the sky changing colour too, suggesting that the video is fake.
"Look BMW has figured out how to change the colour of the sky too at the exact same time, about 3 seconds in. Nothing fishy going on here," wrote one Twitter user.
BMW won't be the first company to make colour changing car paint, which was invented by brand LumiLor. Their paint changes colour dynamically when electricity is applied to a metal surface.
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