BMW i8 clients will be able to choose from a range of non-metallic, Xirallic, or metallic paints, as well as matte or “frozen” finishes.
For those of you who have never heard of “Xirallic” paint, it is a mixture of synthetic mica or aluminum flakes that produces “scintillating effects,” thus the name Xirallic.
Among the new additions to the color range of the i8 are shades like Speed Yellow, Solar Orange, Java Green, Frozen Grey, San Marino Blue, Twilight Purple Pearl, Grigio Telesto Pearl, and Frozen Black.Depending on the choice, customers will get a variety of finishes to show off their customized i8.
The new option is available to clients in the United Kingdom. The last mention comes as BMW’s UK branch announced this project as an exclusive for the market. We do not know why BMW has chosen to launch this program just in the United Kingdom, but their press release is clear that the options are “bespoke to the UK.”
BMW decided to provide this program after the introduction of the i8 Protonic Red edition. The latter received an overwhelming number of orders, so the German company considered it was time to increase the color options for the i8.
BMW sold over 1,400 i8 units in the United Kingdom since the launch of the plug-in hybrid supercar. The company has yet to announce a production cap on its first gullwing-door model, but we think they will keep the i8 in production for a few more years. If you are interested in one and afford an i8, we advise you to go ahead and get one.