BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition – Thai Motor Expo Live
Posted on: Dec 1, 2016 - 3:21pm IST
Will be available to order only till the year-end.
The BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition, the first in a series of BMW i8 Special Editions introduced originally at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, is being displayed at the 2016 Thai Motor Expo. Here are the special edition i8’s images from the show.
The Protonic Red exterior colour is contrasted with Frozen Grey Metallic accents. There are new W-spoke 470 light-alloy wheels finished in Orbit Grey Metallic, with hubs painted in Aluminum Matte.
The BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition gets some special treatment inside as well. The door sill strips have “Protonic Red Edition” lettering, the seats feature double lap seams in red and there’s red stitching on the door and side trim panels. The gear selector has black ceramic detailing, and there are grey-coloured seat belts and specially designed floor mats with leather piping and red contrast stitching to further enhance the appeal.
The BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition began production in July 2016 and will be available to order only till the end of 2016. The BMW i8 was the company’s first production model to be powered by a three-cylinder petrol engine.
Equipped with the BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, this engine puts out 231 hp and 320 Nm of torque. The combustion engine drives the rear wheels, while A hybrid synchronous electric motor which generates 96 kW (131 hp) and 250 Nm of torque powers the front axle. The second power source offers even zero emissions driving, of up to 23 miles (37 km) within the EU test cycle.