During this year Geneva Motor Show, BMW will showcase the customization options available for the i8 hybrid supercar, which was available only with a narrow selection of colours and details.
The new BMW i8 Protonic Red will make sure that you notice the gullwing door supercar imediately. The paintwork, created exclusively for the i8, 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).
Inside the cockpit, the special edition i8 comes with high-class red double-stitching and exclusive carbon fibre and ceramic trims.
As we all remember, the i8 was the first BMW production model to be powered by a three-cylinder petrol engine. This turbocharged 1.5-litre engine develops 231 hp and drives the rear wheels, while a maximum torque of 320 Nm is available from 3,700rpm.
The car’s second power source is a 131hp hybrid synchronous electric motor which sends its power to the front axle. The motor develops 250 Nm of torque from a standstill. The electric motor can power the vehicle by itself with a range in everyday driving of up to 22 miles and a top speed of 75mph on electric power alone, drawing its energy from a lithium-ion battery. The high-voltage battery can be recharged from a conventional household power socket, at a BMW i Wallbox or at a public charging station.
The BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition will be produced at BMW Plant Leipzig from July onwards and will officially be on sale from September, 2016 priced at £112,535.