The sporty look from the exterior is continued in the interior of the BMW i8. All the elements are light and dynamic. The layering principle that is used in the exterior design creates in the interior, a relationship between functionality and clear form. The lightweight principle is implemented visually; the carbon elements in the door reduce the weight and make the car look lighter.
The classic sports car character is present in BMW i8. The center console is aligned towards the driver.The instruments and the digital panel with its two large displays are easy to operate with. The passenger seats are positioned low and the lightweight seats provide comfort and support when turning or cornering rapidly.The iDrive Controller is conveniently located on the center console that optically bisects the vehicle.
The sustainability effect is kept by the lightweight materials that come from recycled plastic bottles and other resource-saving materials. At the same time in the interior design is present the modern sportiness and premium character, it is reflected in all three interior designs(that will be revealed in the next article).
The driver of the BMW i8 are able to create their individual mood lightening with the special equipment option of ambient lightening in the interior of their vehicle. The lightening offered by the BMW Group is designed in LED technology, and it emphasizes the luxury ambiance. It can alternate between Efficient Dynamics Blue,Amber and White. The light extends from the contour lines of the doors, the instrument panel and steering wheel to the foot well and creates an comfortable and a little fancy ambiance in the interior of the car.
The BMW i8 is taking over the world of automobiles.It impresses with its style, efficiency, performance. Soon will appear the new,exclusive BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition.The BMW Group assures a unique treatment inside and out for the vehicle that will appear on the auction at the Gooding & Company held on the Pebble Beach on the August 16th
Inside BMW i8 will be treated with Dalbergia Brown leather, while exterior color will be Individual Frozen Grey Metallic. New features for BMW i8 are appearing in USA: The first BMW Charging Station, professional edition; the first BMW i8 Display key and the first laser headlights. The car’s special edition will be cemented by a “Concours d’Elegance Edition” laser etching in the cabin.
The life stream of the auction will be at the official Gooding & Company site, it will take place in the Monterey Peninsula during this year’s Car Week.
The Design Philosophy
The BMW i8’s design philosophy has on the basis the idea of creating a connection between ground-breaking sustainability and premium character. To approach the ground BMW Group has created the so-called black belt, a design element that runs from the front, over the roof, to the rear in all BMW i models by now. Also typical of BMW i are the dynamic stream-flow design, the Air Curtains and striking details such as the LED Daytime Running Light in a distinctive U-shape and the LED rear lights. The interior keeps the approach to the sustainability by having the lightweight materials in use. BMW i has kept using only sustainable materials wherever it was possible.
LED light design with laser light
The exceptional LED lights used in the BMW i8 fit extremely good with the concept of the car. In this sport vehicle all the lightning elements are completely LED. The front light has a U-shaped frame. Daytime Running Lights and a built-in indicator are included in the frame.Another frame is added as a design concept and it has laser light technology used. The range of the high beam and the illumination have considerably increased dye to the laser technology. The lighting unit also have an innovative technology, it is a passively lit blue band signals.The side cover of the headlight is not dark but has a brilliant metallic finish.
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BMW founded in 2011 a sub-brand – BMW i witch will represent company’s electric cars.
For the beginning the company had plans to produce two cars: the i3 – all-electric car and the i8 – plug-in hybrid. Continue reading
BMW i8 – the most progressive sports car.