There are benefits to selecting the black too. Black is coldly-menacing on the XE, the way it is on many BMWs. And it retains that menacing look from all angles. But that also becomes the reason why the audience gradually ignores the black color after a while of seeing it.
The Brit Green has a more aggressive (not cold) look on the XE, and only from the front. I’ve seen people glance at the car FOUR times repeatedly---not a double-take, but a QUADRUPLE-take, as they approach it from the front---they just keep scanning the front of it with the “wha-what kind of car is—is…?”
From the sides, it’s still animal-aggressive, but from the rear or off-angle, the car is no longer as menacing as it is in Black. Black can get a look even from the rear---my Green XE hardly gets a bit of respect from the rear.
But, yes, that Green does change personalities constantly. Early morning, glowing dark green hornet. Midday, sparkly popping grown-up dazzle in the sun. 9pm, parked amongst somebody else’s cars, it looks so grey and hides so well, the punks can’t even find your Brit Green car.
I’ll bet in England, where the weather seems to change every 3 hours or so, this Green must be an amazing opera to watch.