BMW i8 with an orange/black color scheme

BMW i | July 15th, 2015 by 5
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When BMW launched the i8 in 2014, customers had the option to choose between four exterior colors:  Ionic Silver, Protonic Blue, Crystal White and Sophisto Grey. A year later, the color palette remains the same and has opened the door for aftermarket customizations starting with the most simple and inexpensive one: a vinyl wrap.

Coming from Netherlands is a BMW i8 with a two tone-color scheme – orange and black – similar to the one we saw last month. Compared to the previous orange i8, this one moves away from the matte color and sports bright orange and black metallic colors.

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The standard wheels have also been replaced by a set of custom lightweight wheels manufactured by Manhart Racing.

The flashy paint job is likely to draw even more attention to the beautiful design of BMW’s first hybrid sportscar, still a rare sight on the road.

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The technology underpinning the i8 is just as impressive. BMW i8 uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system. The 1.5-liter combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8, while the 96 kW/131 hp electric drive sends its power to the front wheels and allows an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).


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[Source: Autogespot]