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Video: 2017 BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Black Edition & Protonic Frozen Yellow Presented Ahead 2017 Geneva Motor Show

With just one month ahead the official debut of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show – the most important auto event of the year – BMW has already announced its model fleet that will be presented worldwide.

Besides the all-new 2017 BMW 5-Series Touring and the 4-Series facelifted, the carmaker will also introduce the long-expected 2017 BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Black Edition & Protonic Frozen Yellow.

The first to hit the market in a couple of months after Geneva, is the 2017 BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Black Edition, shortly followed by the Protonic Frozen Yellow model.

Both special exterior colours will join the paint scheme range, which were officially presented almost three years ago, when the model was released on the market. These include the Java Green, Speed Yellow, Solar Orange, Twilight Purple Pearl, Frozen Black San Marino Blue, Grigio Telesto Pearl, and shortly followed by the special edition Protonic Blue and Protonic Red.

Besides the gorgeous exterior, the limited-run 2017 BMW i8 will be also presented with lots of exquisite styling features at the interior, like anthracite-colored headliner, grey seat belts, ceramic accents and so on.

In the engine department, the 2017 BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Black Edition will use the same high-performance plug-in hybrid drivetrain.

We are looking here at a I5 three-cylinder turbocharged TwinPower Turbo engine, developing 231 horsepower and sending the power to the rear axle. The conventional mill is coupled to an electric drive system which adds an extra 131 horsepower, all being sent to the front.

With all this sheer power, the plug-in hybrid is capable of sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, which makes it more outstanding than the M3 or M4. The all-electric range is also set at 35 km, at a topping of 120 km/h, with an overall of 530 km range.

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