BMW Abu Dhabi has already shown a fair amount of cool BMWs and today, they are back with another special one. This BMW i8 gets wrapped up in a beautiful copper matte wrap which then gets paired with yellow accents found on the hood, kidney grille, side mirrors and rear bumper. The previously shown i8 featured the Sophisto Grey color and the same yellow accents.
Judging by the photos below, everything stays stock.
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).
The innovative vehicle architecture of the BMW i8 comprises two elements: the Life module, the passenger cell made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), and the aluminum Drive module, which incorporates the entire drivetrain and chassis technology.
All this tech found in the i8, turns the hybrid sportscar into a halo car for BMW.
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BMW i8 Matte Copper
BMW sells the i8 with a base price of $137,450 but we’re assuming that this special i8 is priced significantly higher than the “regular” model.