Frozen in Black and Yellow
Good news for BMW i8 fans. The exclusive BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Black Edition is now available in South Africa, and the Frozen Yellow Edition will be introduced in December. Just 12 units of the former and three units of the later will be released in South Africa. These exclusive limited run special editions follow the introduction of the Protonic Red Edition in 2016.
The new BMW i8 Frozen Edition models feature a BMW individual exterior paint finish in Frozen Black or Frozen Yellow with Frozen Grey metallic highlights and 20 inch W-spoke alloy wheels.
The exclusive interior package unique to the BMW i8 Frozen Edition range includes dark NESO seats with woven yellow and anthracite stitching as well as the headrest embossed BMW i8 logo, contrasted with grey safety belts and floor mats with black leather piping and yellow highlights, and a black ceramic finish on the gear shift lever and central control unit. An aluminium plate with Edition lettering on the door sill adds the final touch. All the special edition BMW i8 models are powered by a three-cylinder combustion engine, which propels the rear axle with power output of 170 kw and 320 Nm torque. A 96 kw electric motor on the front axle delivers 250 Nm torque, and can be charged from a conventional domestic power socket. In combination these two power units deliver 266 kw power and 570 Nm torque, which propels this work of art from 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h. The i8 can also be driven in electric mode only with a range of up to 37 kilometres and a top speed of 120 km/h, and thanks to what BMW calls augmented sound, the i8 still sounds every bit like a fire breathing supercar.
Handling, as can be expected from BMW, is super smooth, predictable and highly enjoyable as the i8 delivers a glued-tothe-road all-wheel driving experience. Price: R2,160,300
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