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BMW Fits i8 with a Bunch of Updates before Geneva

The BMW German based premium carmaker has prepared some special extra goodies for the i8 plug-in hybrid, the model now being set to tackle its direct rival, the Tesla Model S, at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

We are talking here about a facelift carried out on the BMW i8, which mainly consists of some new finishes inside the cabin and some additional tweaks at the drivetrain. First off, the model will come with a one-off Carpo Carum Grey color, complemented by the Carum Grey leather seats, while the seatbelts are now fitted with the I Blue metallic trim.

BMW i8

BMW i8

Other new features include the high gloss brake calipers, leather engine cover, as well as the “Pure Impulse Experience Program,” which puts together the “exclusive lifestyle options in the areas of culture, design, travel and gastronomy in keeping with the progressive and sustainable “next premium” approach of the BMW i brand,” to quote some officials from BMW.

BMW i8

BMW i8

As a short reminder, the BMW i8 “green” sports car is taking its power from a hybrid synchronous motor under the hood, developing 131 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque.

BMW i8

BMW i8

The synchronous motor is also backed by an I3 1.5-liter turbo unit, developing an additional 228 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque, outputting a total of 357 horsepower and 570 Nm of torque.

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