The BMW i8 has developed into the world’s highest-selling plug-in hybrid sports car. And its appeal is given fresh lustre at Auto Shanghai 2017 with the presentation for the first time of the BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Yellow Edition. This latest special edition stands out with its exclusive Protonic Frozen Yellow paint finish, newly designed 20-inch light-alloy wheels and distinctive interior design cues.

As seen in these live photos from Shanghai, the exclusive exterior shade has a silky shimmer; it looks more like a golden dress than a simple yellow paint job. The special-edition, that will go into production in September, will sport newly designed 20-inch BMW i light-alloy wheels in W-Spoke design with matte-painted surfaces and mixed-size tires.

Inside the car, contrast stitching in Yellow for the seat surfaces and center console underlines the sporty and extravagant looks that dominate the cockpit design of the BMW i8. Yellow contrast stitching can also be found in the side panel trim and door cards, on the floor mats and in the lower section of the instrument panel.

An anthracite-colored headliner, grey seat belt straps, ceramic applications for the selector lever and iDrive Controller, and door sill strips with “Edition” inscriptions add the finishing touches to the exclusive interior ambience of the special-edition models.

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[Photos: BMWmotorshowblog]