the opening of The doors of the Paris is, as they say, just around the corner and we already know practically all the important developments that there will show the different manufacturers to motorists. The last release that we just know will be the BMW i8 Protonic Dark Silver Edition, a special edition that aims to return to the prominence that it deserves the sport hybrid of the German firm.
BMW surprised the world nearly three years with the staging of the BMW i8. It is a sporty hybrid that, while it is not comparable by performance with other hybrid high-performance Porsche 918, has attracted much attention in the sector, from customers of the bavarian manufacturer to people little interested in the world of the engine. futuristic design is able to make heads turn wherever it goes.
Now, more than two years after its launch, BMW begins to launch limited editions of this model. In Geneva we saw the BMW i8 Protonic Network Edition, while that in just a few days, during the celebration of the Paris motor show, we will present this new version Protonic Dark Silver. there are No clear aesthetic changes beyond the new color “silvery dark”, truth, will feel like a glove the German sports, rather better than the red of the Protonic Network Edition.
it Also receives no mechanical changes, holding the drive system hybrid. Remember that is composed of a small propeller of gasoline 1,500 cc three-cylinder 231 horsepower sent to the rear wheels, while the front of the bike with the electrical system that generates 131 horsepower. In total add up to a joint power of 362 horses. It is not a figure of stratospheric nor was it the purpose of the BMW i8, but is able to launch it from standstill to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, homologando a combined fuel consumption of 2.1 l/100 km