Color Codes

Exterior paint color codes used by Mercedes-Benz. Not all available colors were offered on W116 models.
A letter following a color code designates either of the two companies that supplied paint to Daimler-Benz; Glasurit (G) and Dr. Herbert (H).

Color Color Description Color Code Years
  Black 040 1972 - 1980
  White 050 1972 - 1974
  Arabian Gray 124 1972
  Pastel White 131 1972 - 1973
  White Gray 158 1972
  Anthracite Grey Metallic 172 1972 - 1980
  Anthracite Grey Metallic 173 1972
  Silver Gray 180 1972
  Beige Gray 181 1972
  Blue Green 268 1972
  Dark Olive Green 291 1972 - 1974
  Horizon Blue 304 1972
  Medium Blue 350 1972
  Blue Metallic 387 1972 - 1974
  Blue Metallic Clearcoat 396 1972
  Milan Brown Metallic 404 1975 - 1979
  Cayenne Orange 406 1975 - 1979
  Icon Gold Metallic 419 1972 - 1979
  Byzantine Gold Metallic 422 1972 - 1974
  Tobacco Brown 423 1972 - 1974
  Topaz Brown 424 1975 - 1979
  Harvest Beige 430 1972 - 1974
  Dark Maroon 460 1972
  Dark Bronze Metallic Clearcoat 461 1972
  Tunis Beige Metallic 462 1972 - 1974
  Sand Beige Metallic 467 1972 - 1974
  Colorado Beige 470 1975 - 1979
  Champagne Metallic 473 1980
  Golden Brown 476 1980
  Walnut Brown 479 1980
  Manganese Brown Metallic 480 1980
  Apricot Orange 482 1980
  Maroon 501 1980
  English Red 504 1975 - 1980
  Carnelian Red 514 1972 - 1974
  Medium Red 516 1972 - 1979
  Brilliant Red Metallic 525 1975 - 1979
  Dark Red 542 1972 - 1974
  Signal (Fire Engine) Red 568 1972 - 1980
  Red Metallic 571 1972 - 1973
  Red 576 1972
  Inca Red Metallic 581 1980
  Maple Yellow 606 1972 - 1979
  Mimosa Yellow 618 1975 - 1980
  Light Ivory 623 1972 - 1980
  Yellow 624 1972 - 1979
  Light Ivory 670 1972
  Sahara Yellow 673 1975 - 1980
  Sun Yellow 680 1980
  Manila Beige 681 1980
  Pastel Beige 684 1980
  Papyrus White 717 1972 - 1974
  Gray Beige 726 1972 - 1974
  Beige Gray Metallic Clearcoat 728 1972 - 1974
  Phantom Gray 733 1972 - 1974
  Astral Silver Metallic 735 1972 - 1980
  Classic White 737 1972 - 1980
  Pastel Gray Metallic 740 1975 - 1980
  Deep Green Metallic 825 1975 - 1979
  Moss Green Metallic 834 1972
  Green 860 1972 - 1974
  Silver Green Metallic 861 1972 - 1979
  Stone Pine Green Metallic 862 1972 - 1974
  Caledonia Green 867 1975 - 1979
  Nickel Green Metallic 870 1975 - 1979
  Citrus Green Metallic 874 1975 - 1979
  Mango Green 875 1980
  Cypress Green Metallic 876 1975 - 1980
  Petrol Blue Green Metallic 877 1980
  Cactus Green 880 1980
  Thistle Green Metallic 881 1980
  Blue 903 1972 - 1979
  Dark Blue Metallic 904 1972 - 1980
  Gray Blue Metallic 906 1972 - 1979
  Aqua Blue 917 1972 - 1974
  Deep Blue 920 1972 - 1974
  Pastel Blue 922 1975 - 1979
  Silver Blue Metallic 930 1980
  Magnetite Blue Metallic 931 1975 - 1979
  Lapis Blue Metallic Clearcoat 932 1980
  China Blue 934 1980
  Marine Blue 940 1980

Color samples provided by Paint Scratch

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