Protonic Blue BMW i8

Protonic Blue BMW i8

One of the stadnout colors available on the BMW i8 had been Protonic Blue. This highly popular color choice is now apparently gone from the color selection chart.

As BMW BLOG reports:

"Protonic Blue is, for now, removed from the online configurator. The eye-catching blue was the launch color for the i8 at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2013 and has been one of fans’ favorites paint jobs for the progressive hybrid."

Why eliminate Protonic Blue? BMW never issued an official word on the matter, but the automaker did debut a new color for both the i3 and i8 at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, so perhaps Protonic Blue was dropped as a way to make room for this new Crossfade color?

Check out the new Crossfade on both the i3 and i8 below (BMW says that these will become official color offerings starting sometime in 2017):

BMW i3 Crossfade

BMW i3 Crossfade

 

Source: BMWBLOG