The BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition will be Unveiled in Geneva
The 2016 Geneva Motor Show is just around the corner, and BMW will not miss out on such an event, as you could imagine. The Bavarian automaker has announced they will be showing off the new BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition, with a striking red exterior and Frozen Grey metallic accents.
Although the company didn’t provide many pictures of the model, we know that it comes equipped with 20-inch W-spoke alloys, in Aluminum matte and Orbit Grey metallic. The interior of the cabin keeps in line with the one-of-a-kind exterior aesthetics, with contrasting red stitching, carbon fiber trim and “i8” embossed headrests.
This gorgeous BMW i8 also comes with “Protonic Red Edition” door sill plates, carbon-fiber door handles, and grey seat belts, plus black ceramic detailing on the gear selector and special floor mats with leather piping and red contrast stitching.
Compared to the standard model, the special edition is identical on a technical level. This means a plug-in hybrid powertrain, comprised of a 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine working alongside a powerful electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack.
As such, the special edition will benefit from a total output of 357 horsepower, enough to take it from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds, with top speed being limited at 155 mph. BMW fans should also know that the BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition will go into production in July, and will only be available for a limited time.