Lim­ited edi­tion BMW i8 quite elec­tri­fy­ing

The Witness - Wheels - - ELECTRIC - — WR.

BMW i8 Pro­tonic Red Edi­tion will make its de­but at the Geneva Mo­tor Show in March. The new model will go into pro­duc­tion in July, with first de­liv­er­ies ex­pected in Septem­ber.

The new spe­cial edi­tion BMW i8 Pro­tonic Red Edi­tion puts a new an­gle on the im­me­di­ately recog­nis­able BMW i model. The paint­work, cre­ated ex­clu­sively for this sports car, comes in a Pro­tonic Red fin­ish with Frozen Grey metal­lic ac­cents.

The colour scheme is com­ple­mented by BMW W- spoke 470 light- al­loy wheels painted in Or­bit Grey metal­lic with hubs painted in Alu­minium matt and mixed- size tyres ( front: 215 R20, rear: 245/ 40).

On the in­te­rior, the spe­cial edi­tion i8 comes with high- class red dou­ble- stitch­ing and ex­clu- sive car­bon fi­bre and ce­ramic trims.

The ex­te­rior and in­te­rior de­sign of the i8 are heav­ily in­flu­enced by its LifeDrive ar­chi­tec­ture and pi­o­neer­ing BMW eDrive sys­tem, how­ever its rein­ter­pre­ta­tion of es­tab­lished de­sign fea­tures en­sures it’s still recog­nis­able as a BMW.

The struc­ture of over­lap­ping and in­ter­lock­ing sur­faces also con­trib­utes to the un­mis­tak­able ap­pear­ance of the BMW i8 Pro­tonic Red Edi­tion.

This lay­er­ing prin­ci­ple al­lows aero­dy­namic forms to be wrapped up in a pro­gres­sively styled pack­age, while pow­er­fully formed wheel arches draw at­ten­tion to the wide track of the BMW i8. The di­he­dral doors open up­wards, adding in­trigue to the sports car de­sign.

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The lim­ited- edi­tion BMW i8 Pro­tonic Red Edi­tion has been re­vealed, fea­tur­ing unique in­te­rior and ex­te­rior de­tails.

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