Later this year, BMW’s i3 electric car will receive a technology facelift. But that’s not all BMW has in store for the i3. On the roadmap presented by BMW Chief Harald Krueger, we’ve noticed a potentially new color for the i3 – Protonic Blue. In addition, the small photo supports the information from our sources that the BMW i3 will be updated without an optical facelift.
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By expanding the color palette of the i3, BMW is giving every year – essentially – a new update to their customers.
Just recently, the Bavarians also unveiled the BMW i8 Protonic Red that gives the hybrid sportscar a new identity clearly distinguishing it from all versions previously available.
Last September, BMW announced their first colors refresh for the i3. For Model Year 2016, BMW i3 received a new set of colors. When it launched in 2013, BMW’s first fully electric car was available with two non-metallic paints – Arravani Grey and Capparis White – and four metallic colors – Ionic Silver, Solar Orange, Laurel Grey and Andesite Silver.
This year, only three of the six colors have made the cut: Capparis White, Ionic Silver and Solar Orange. The new paint jobs offered are Fluid Black, Platinum Silver and Mineral Grey.