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Individual BMW i8 Shows Up Dressed in Lime Green in Abu Dhabi’s Dealership

By now you probably heard about possibly the most outspoken BMW dealership out there. Yes, I’m talking about the Abu Dhabi one, the place where we’ve seen plenty of interesting combinations in the past, some of which actually made sense to some degree. Today, we’re bringing you what can very well be the only i8 in the world dressed in what looks like lime green, a color usually associated with the 911 GT3 RS and Lambos.
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Unfortunately, the dealership didn’t provide any info as to what the name of that color is exactly but we reckon it’s either lime green or java green. The lighting doesn’t help all that much either.

Either way, it’s really a rather striking effect and the combination of this color with the eco-friendly character of the car might be perfect when you think about it. I mean, BMW put it together under the pretense that we all should be driving ‘green’ and thinking about the tree leafs and what nots. Well, why shouldn’t the exterior color reflect that as well?

Under that interesting paint lies the powertrain that your probably already know all about. Up front there’s an electric motor making 131 HP and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque while in the back there’s an internal combustion 1.5-liter 3-cylinder one making 231 HP and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque.

Thanks to those two’s combined 362 HP and 570 Nm (420 lb-ft) of torque and the car’s lightweight construction, the i8 is capable of reaching 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds. At the same time, it should be able to returning around 120 mpg (2.1 l/100 km) according to BMW. Of course, real life figures will differ but even so, you’re unlikely to go under 30 mpg (8 l/100 km) and that’s impressive for a car with such performances.

The pricing is a bit prohibitive though, starting at $136,000 in the US and €126,000 in Germany and the waiting lists that stretch to over a year are not all that great either but this thing might be worth it.

 
 
 
 
 

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