German automaker BMW has never been one to turn down a dealership looking to add some color to one of its vehicles. It’s the tried-and-tested "art car" treatment that BMW has come to be known for.

Yeah, we remember Jeff Koons’ work on the M3 GTS. That car even competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, although it didn’t have the kind of finish it was hoping for. Now another BMW art car has come out of the woodwork, except this time, it comes by way of the Umm Al Nar dealership in Abu Dhabi.

Unlike Koons’ M3 GTS, this 650i Gran Coupe Art Car is being shown only as part of the "Road is your Easel" art event, which will run until December 6, 2012.

As expected with an art car, the 650i Gran Coupe features a cacophony of colors that starts off with a purple and blue treatment on the front end before an abstract string of designs and colors take over and extend all the way to the rear. There aren’t any performance mods performed on this 650i Gran Coupe Art Car, which means that you can expect to see the same 4.4-liter V-8 engine that produces 445 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque that the standard model comes with.

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Source: Facebook - BMW Middle East

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  (341) posted on 11.26.2012

it seems to me that the rear is too light blue compared to the front. bought, front and rear, are about extremes

  (346) posted on 11.26.2012

Exactly! ideas and techniques matter

  (377) posted on 11.26.2012

any work of this kind enjoys authenticity, I suppose.

  (397) posted on 11.26.2012

this kind of cars are just for show, for those who are fascinated by the appearance

  (377) posted on 11.26.2012

being knowledgeable in the field, I would say it is very difficult and complicated to paint on canvas too

  (349) posted on 11.26.2012

unlike canvas, to do such paintings on cars is more difficult

  (341) posted on 11.26.2012

i find it very interesting to use a car instead of canvas smiley

  (346) posted on 11.26.2012

mmmm ... very nice! it seems to me a very successful painting, chromatically and the idea

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