The first special version in a line-up of hybrid sports cars

March 19, 2016 at 18:56

BMW has presented the first representative i8 Protonic Red Edition in a new limited line, which got an iPerformance common code. The new edition differs from other versions in body bright color, original 20-inch alloy wheels, and decorative i8 and Protonic Red Edition plaques.

i8 Protonic Red Edition is a limited version photo

i8 Protonic Red Edition is a limited version photo

The unique style continues in the cabin, where drivers can find the contrast stitching in red, carboxylic finish and headrests with i8 marks. The sports car also received doorsill panels, carbon door handles and gray seat belts. The gear lever designed by ceramic elements and special floor mats with leather piping deserve special attention.

The interior style of the new BMW picture

The interior style of the new BMW picture

As for the power characteristics, the new model will be equipped with plug-in hybrid power plant consisting of a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder Twin Power Turbo engine, electric motor and lithium-ion battery as the standard one. In this configuration, the vehicle develops 357 combined horsepower that allows the i8 to accelerate from zero to 96 km/h in 4.2 seconds and to pick-up 250 km/h maximum speed.
BMW representatives plan to bring i8 Protonic Red Edition into production in July. They also say that the model will be available for a limited time.

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