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Geneva Motor Show 2016 BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition unveiled

Geneva Motor Show 2016     BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition unveiled
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Wednesday 02 March 2016, 12:34 PM

The German automaker BMW steals the limelight at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show with the i8 Protonic Red Edition. As the name goes, the sporty machine is available exclusively in Protonic Red Body shade that is well complimented with Frozen Grey metallic accents that gives it a special edition feel. The company has not indicated if this model shall be introduced in the Indian market, as for the UK market, the special edition would be up on sale from September at a price of around £112,535 OTR. The BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition shall be produced at the company’s facility in Leipzig, Germany.

Mechanically, the BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition shall continue to be powered by 1.5-litre BMW TwinPower Turbo turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that generates about 228bhp of power and 320Nm of torque. The i8 stands a class above the rest owing to electric motor that generates about 129bhp of power and 250Nm of torque. Combined, the vehicle generates about 357bhp of power and 570Nm of torque. The front wheel is powered by the regular engine, while the rear is powered by an electric motor. Just on the electric engine alone the vehicle is capable of covering a distance of about 37 kms.

The BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition is distinguished from the regular variant owing to interesting set of features like exclusive carbon-fibre and ceramic trims that blend smartly with red double-stitching. The interior is also adorned with LifeDrive architecture that has been specially designed by the company for its electric cars and eDrive system. Loaded with smart upholstery and sporty exterior shade, the vehicle indeed commands attention from car fanatics.

Source: IAB


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