New BMW i8 Protonic Dark Silver Edition to Debut at NAIAS
The new BMW 5 Series and Concept X2 are getting all the attention, but BMW will also bring a new i8 Protonic Dark Silver Edition to NAIAS. What sets this limited-edition model apart is a special exterior paint finish. It rides on the same platform with the BMW plug-in hybrid technology.
The performance car should attract plenty of attention at the BMW stand where the Bavarian automaker will also bring the new 5 Series, X2 Concept, new 6 Series and the M6 GT3. BMW will also showcase the i3 offering a range of up to 300km with the new 94-ampere-hour model. BMW says with its new BMW i Wallbox, a battery charge level of 80 percent can be achieved in less than three hours.
The i8 is the future of eco-performance
But the i8 is the future of high-performance sports cars as BMW ramps up development of eco-performance. The new limited-edition BMW i8 Protonic Dark Silver Edition features an exterior paint finish in Dark Silver with selected accents in Frozen Grey metallic. It accentuates the unique vehicle design and it should be an attention-getter at the show.
The BMW i8 is powered by a powerful plug-in hybrid system with the combination of BMW eDrive technology and a BMW TwinPower Turbo 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder gasoline engine. You can see the i8 Protonic Dark Silver Edition at the BMW booth at the North American International Auto Show that runs January 9-22 in Detroit.
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