The new flagship BMW i8 is stirring up commotion in the industry – it is the first premium plug-in hybrid combining electric power and a TwinPower Turbo engine exclusively developed by the BMW Group. They say you should not judge a book by its cover. Although the cover alone has us convinced, the sleek BMW i8 interior design is just as exciting and inspiring as the exterior.
Built around the concept of sustainability, components of the BMW i8 mainly come from recycled materials. Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced-Plastic (CFRP) constructed passenger cells are lined with leather exclusively from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The leather was processed with natural tanning agents such as olive leaf extracts.
Elements in the BMW i8 such as the roof liner, floor mats, floor covering, and the stimulating accent strips are produced with an environmentally friendly process and resource. Recycled bottles, reusable materials from scrap vehicles, and other recovered materials are also utilized to construct various interior parts of the i8.
Innovative foam plastic elements are used to construct the air conditioning ducts which further reduce vehicle weight. The look and feel of premium quality, however, were never compromised.
BMW i8 features the sports car 2+2 seating, and this is the design of two front seats plus two back seats. Due to the low seating design, passengers get into the car by “sliding” into the cockpit.
Comfort is also exceptional, although we wished that the seats come with lumbar support. However, the ergonomic low-seating arrangements are supposedly designed to hold the drivers in position even during sharp turns.
The 2017 model year BMW i8 has the following four color choices with three of them being special editions.
The BMW i8 interior “Worlds” are exclusive interior design packages. Here are the four different types:
BMW is reputable for its high standards of artistry and attention to detail. The unfaltering quality shows through in the thoughtfulness of the interior design.
NESO, CARPO, and HALO are three of the BMW i8’s premium interior equipment lines:
NESO comes with Signature Carum Gray Spheric Leather and contrasting black Nappa Leather. Other unique leather elements are present on the instrument panel and throughout the interior.
Two variations of the CARPO interior equipment are available.
CARPO Light version has the Ivory White Leathered upholsters, doors, instrument panel contrasts, and perforated leather accents. Black Exclusive Leather and Nappa Leather cover the instrument panel and door lining. The steering wheel is accented with Pearl-Gloss Chrome, Satin Silver, and premium lacquered accent surfaces in Dark Grey Amido Metallic.
CARPO Dark version is composed of Amido Black Perforated Leather with a combination of Exclusive Leather elements.
HALO is the premium line with Exclusive Dalbergia Brown and Carum Grey accents. Contrast stitching, seat belts, and accents on the leather steering wheel are featured in the BMW i Blue. In addition, Amido Metallic accents appear on surface elements.
An exceptional automobile must come with extraordinary luxury. An exquisitely tailored line of Louis Vuitton 4-piece luggage set for the BMW i8 (bmwusa.com/BMWi8LouisVuitton) is made available to satiate exquisite taste. Constructed entirely of Carbon Fiber body and leather handles, the lightweight and highly resilient Louis Vuitton materials are durable and fashionable – a perfect fit for the i8 concept.