The BMW i8 gains a leather engine cover and some new options

Some rumors once popped up once that BMW would be adding leather engine covers to some of their cars…because new BMW owners totally know how to or even take the time to open their hoods.

As it turns out, the rumor reigns true…sort of. The BMW i8 was officially updated with a leather engine cover and some new options.

Due for some spotlight time at Geneva next month, the i8 will now come standard with the “Pure Impulse Experience program,” which serves up a special “lifestyle” experience, depending on your area. The experience factors in location to provide owners with a feel for the “local” scene of their location, including culture, design, travel, and food and entertainment.

New color options are also available for the inside and out, along with that said new engine cover made from hides.

Check out the press brief below for the full beans.


BMW i8 with extended standard specification and new options.

The exclusive character of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car will be further
highlighted in March 2015 with an extended range of standard equipment and new options for the interior look. Standard specification for the BMW i8 now
includes the Pure Impulse Experience programme, comprising 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.

One of the options available for the BMW i8 from March 2015 is the Carpo
Carum Grey interior line, which exemplifies innovative aesthetics in a
particularly high-quality manifestation. Natural leather elements are combined
with partly perforated leather surfaces in the light shade of Carum Grey and
BMW i Blue highlights in the form of seatbelts as well as double-stitching on
the seats and floor mats. High-gloss surfaces in Amido metallic for the
instrument panel, the centre console and the doors add the finishing touches
to this premium ambience. Further special options lined up for the future are
an engine cover in leather and brake callipers in high-gloss black.

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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