BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition is the first series of special edition BMW i8’s which will be seen in bespoke equipment and a distinctive new colour scheme. Painted a Protonic Red, the new BMW i8 receives Frozen Grey Metallic contrasting accents. It gets new W spoke 470 light alloy wheels in Orbit Grey Metallic while hubs are painted in Aluminum Matte giving exteriors a smart and contrasting appeal.
Interiors of BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition are also given a special finish with distinctive i8 embossing oh front head rests while door sill strips sports Protonic Red Edition. Seating and door side trim panels are finished in red with red stitching while carbon fiber in superior quality is noted both on the center console and instrument panel. Gear selectors receive black ceramic finish with red contrasting stitching.
To make public debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March, BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition is set to enter production in July 2016 while it will be on sale only till the end of this year. To be produced at the company plant in Leipzig, BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition will be powered by a 1.5 liter turbocharged 3 cylinder gasoline engine along with an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery. Combined 357 hp peak power and 450 lb/ft torque allow acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph in 4.2 seconds.
While pricing across the US has not been confirmed as on date, the price of the BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition in the UK could be at £112,535 (US$163074, INR 1,11,43,661).