i8 Protonic Red Edition

Special edition of BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car limited to one unit nationally.

The BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition is distinguished by the application of Protonic Red metallic paintwork – never seen before on an i8 – with contrasting Frozen Grey metallic accents. Orbit Grey metallic colour is applied to the 20-inch W-spoke light alloy wheels to further enhance the i8 Protonic Red Edition’s road presence.

P90209057_highRes_the-new-bmw-i8-proto (2)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.

Open the dihedral doors of the BMW i8 Protonic Edition and you are welcomed by red double stitching features within the cabin, offsetting the anthracite headliner, carbon fibre interior trims and smooth black ceramic finish to the gear selector switch cover and central console. The floor sections are also differentiated by velour and leather floor mats with red stitching. “Protonic Red Edition” door sill finishers add a further exclusive flourish.

P90209058_highRes_the-new-bmw-i8-proto (1)Arriving in Q4, this exclusive BMW i8 is sure to be a standout and further enhance the eye-catching styling that is a hallmark of the i8.

The numbers…

BMW’s advanced eDrive system highlights the i8’s sustainable performance focus. An efficient yet powerful 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine produces 170kW of power and 320Nm of torque. The combustion engine works with a 96kW/250Nm synchronous electric motor that drives the front axle. Combined power and torque outputs are 266kW/570Nm, yet fuel consumption is only 2.1L/100 on the combined cycle.

Supported by a 7.1kWh (5kWh useable) lithium-ion battery pack, the electric motor’s output can be used to power the vehicle for up to 31km on pure electric power, at speeds of up to 120km/h. The electric motor also provides a boost function that enables the all-wheel drive BMW i8 to accelerate to 100km/h from rest in just 4.4 seconds.

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