View Full Version : Difference in shade of Santorin blue in early a4's

04-03-2017, 02:29 PM
So I have a 2001 Santorin blue a4 and just picked up a 97 to swap some body panels from and the shade.of blue on the 97 seems to be much darker. Was there a change at some point?

04-06-2017, 03:11 AM
It's probably Europa blue

04-06-2017, 03:34 AM
Santorin Blue was not available on 1995-1997 B5 models. Santorin appeared the early part of 1998. Europa Blue was the early option, it looks like it has a purplish-tinge to it, in bright sunlight, while Santorin is more of a "true" blue in all light conditions.

Does your early donor have the paper data sticker in the trunk? You could post the paint code here, if you wish.