BMW Gives i8 A New Color With Protonic Red Limited Edition

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For the first time ever, but only for a limited period, BMW’s i8 hybrid sports car will be available in a red finish with the new Protonic Red special edition.

In case you hadn’t noticed, the i8 has only been offered with four exterior colors up until now - silver, white, blue and grey combined with either frozen grey or blue accents; any other shades you may have seen the car in were foil wraps.

The new i8 Protonic Red is part of a series of exclusive limited edition models poised to be unveiled for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show in the beginning of March.

This version gets a Protonic Red finish with Frozen Grey metallic accents along with different BMW W-spoke 470 light-alloy wheels on the outside, and red double-stitching and exclusive carbon fiber and ceramic trims on the inside.

The standard model’s 357 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque hybrid powertrain that pairs a 1.5-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder gasoline engine to an electric motor and lithium-ion high-voltage battery remains unchanged.

BMW will begin production of the i8 Protonic Red Edition at its Leipzig plant from July onwards before going on sale in September, priced at £112,535 OTR in the UK. Pricing and availability for the US have not been confirmed.

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