The BMW i8 The BMW i8


A vision of the future.

At first glance, the i8 is a beautifully designed sports car. Extremely low and wide when viewed from the front, a supercar stance with powerfully sculpted surfaces and precise contours. Look more closely, and it’s an ingenious new vehicle concept, with a design devoted to two functions: efficiency and driving dynamics.

BMW i8 side
BMW i8 front


The BMW i8 has all the characteristics of a full-blooded sports car with its long wheelbase, short overhangs and a solid posture.

The entire shape and form of the i8 follows the BMW i design philosophy, creating a unique connection between ground-breaking sustainability and premium design. Including the ‘black belt’, an unmistakeable design element that runs from the front, over the roof, to the rear in all BMW i models. This works in perfect harmony with the dynamic stream-flow design, Aero Curtains, U-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights and LED rear lights and prominent double kidney grille which are all strikingly distinctive BMW i features.

Dihedral doors

Dihedral doors.

Gliding upwards when opened, the BMW i8’s spectacular dihedral doors are instantly recognisable and blend perfectly into the smooth lines of the car’s aerodynamic body. When viewed from the inside, the doors underline the sporty nature of the interior. Due to the aluminium, carbon fibre and thermoplastic used in their construction, they are approximately 50% lighter than conventionally built doors (and are therefore incredibly easy to open and close).

The BMW i8 Individual Colours The BMW i8 Individual Colours


Add a further degree of exclusivity to BMW i8 ownership by choosing a finish from the BMW individual range. Colour options include Solar Orange, Frozen Grey, Twilight Purple Pearl, Speed Yellow, Frozen Black and Java Green. Each colour complements the BMW i8's sleek design and character entirely, and due to their limited numbers, standing out from the crowd is inevitable.

BMW i8 Frozen Protonic Black
BMW i8 Frozen Protonic Yellow

BMW i8 Protonic Editions.

The BMW i8 has received two exclusive colour schemes; Protonic Frozen Yellow and Protonic Frozen Black. These new paintwork editions further enhance the forward-thinking design of BMW’s futuristic plug-in hybrid. With Frozen Grey accents highlighting the bodywork, these unique BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Editions keep catching eyes and turning heads. 

The Protonic Frozen Black Edition began production at the Leipzig plant in April 2017, while the Protonic Frozen Yellow Edition began production in July 2017. These limited-edition colours will have finite units available in the UK, emphasising their exclusivity.

Both new BMW i8 editions include as standard:

  • 20" BMW light alloy wheels
  • Gear lever trim and central iDrive control unit in black ceramic
  • ‘i8’ engraving to the central iDrive controller
  • Door sill plates with 'Protonic Frozen Yellow or Black Edition' engraving 
  • High fidelity sound system by Harman/Kardon
  • BMW Individual special paintwork - Protonic Frozen Yellow or Protonic Frozen Black with Frozen Grey metallic highlight 
  • Amido Black BMW iSpheric Full leather, with yellow highlight
  • Exclusive yellow or black contrast stitching to dashboard and centre console
  • Floor mats with black leather piping and yellow highlight

For more information, you can reach the Customer Information Team on 08000 640 360 or by email at

The BMW i8 interior The BMW i8 interior

The interior of the BMW i8.

Classic sports car character and typical BMW driver orientation. All passengers have a low seating position and the narrow, lightweight seats provide reliable support and outstanding comfort at all times. Ambient lighting features come as standard, with LED lighting that can alternate between Blue, Amber and White, extending a warm glow from the contours of the doors to the instrument panel and footwell.

Interior designs.

Unmistakeable, sporty, modern and sustainable. The guiding idea behind the sports car of the future is also reflected in the design of colours and materials in the interior. NESO, CARPO and HALO provide a choice of high-quality materials. And all three demonstrate that sustainability and premium quality are by no means mutually exclusive – but, instead, harmonise in a manner that bodes well for the future. Best examples of this are the use of lightweight, recycled materials for the interior and leather that has been gently tanned with olive leaf extract.

BMW i8 with NESO interior


Recycled materials, clear contrasts and material highlights in the doors and side panels create a feeling of wellbeing . The extremely light Spheric leather in Carum Grey with Sitka cloth highlights attractively complements the surfaces in Nappa leather, giving the whole interior a clear, light and modern feel.

BMW i8 with HALO interior


The HALO line epitomises sustainable luxury, with exclusive Olive leather in Dalbergia Tan. Pronounced contrasts between light and dark in the doors, the side panels and the instrument panel bring out the car’s sporty personality.

BMW i8 with CARPO interior


The CARPO full leather interior combines the generously crafted Spheric leather for the seat covers (including perforated highlights) with black leather on the instrument panel and the inner lining of the door. The result is an elegant and sporty feel which perfectly complements the overall concept of the BMW i8.