BMW Announces Two Special-Edition i8s For 2017
BMW has announced some of its new offerings for the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show in March.
And while there was no specific info about what to expect when it comes to new plug-in models to expect, the German company did say it will show off a special-edition of the BMW i8 – the BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Black Edition.
In edition to the ‘new black’ i8, the German manufacturer intends to introduce one more special-edition…in yellow later this year; officially called the BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Yellow Edition.
Of course we do expect to see at least two other relatively new plug-in hybrid models for BMW at the Geneva show – the 530e that debuted in Detroit in January (details) and the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 (details).
As for the BMW i8, it is expected to get a performance and range bump this year…and that may also debut in Geneva (fingers crossed).
For 2017, BMW intends to sell 100,000 plug-ins (compared to 62,000 in 2016).
Electrically-powered driving enjoyment on the road to success; world premiere of the BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Black Edition.
With the BMW i3 capturing a huge market share, and new special-edition versions of the BMW i8 and additional BMW iPerformance models both on the way, the BMW Group is extending its global leadership in the field of sustainable mobility. The BMW i3 is the most successful electric vehicle in the premium compact segment. Likewise, the BMW i8 continues to top its class by a substantial margin. Thanks to the i8 and the BMW iPerformance models, BMW is the world’s most successful maker of plug-in hybrid models in the premium segment. A sales milestone of 100,000 BMWs powered by either an all-electric or plug-in-hybrid drive system was passed in autumn 2016. And the BMW Group is aiming to sell a further 100,000 vehicles featuring BMW eDrive technology in 2017.
The line-up of exclusive, limited-run special editions of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car continues to expand in number. The BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Black Edition, for example, will celebrate its world premiere at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. A BMW Individual Protonic Frozen Black paint finish and bespoke interior styling further accentuate its avant-garde allure. And later in 2017, BMW i will launch the BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Yellow Edition, giving customers another way to experience electrically-powered driving pleasure laced with added exclusivity.