Each of the final 18 cars was created as a one-off in close collaboration with the customer.
The final 18 special models presented the i8 production team with a particularly unique challenge, as each one was finished in a paintwork colour that had previously not been applied to the outer skin components of a BMW i8.
This was on top of the BMW i8’s already complicated drive technology and unique mix of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic and aluminium.
Manufactured and painted virtually by hand by a range of suppliers and at BMW Group Plant Landshut, the challenge lay in getting the components to the production line in full premium quality.
And with each part being the only one of this colour in existence and highly complex to reproduce, the utmost care and precision was required in logistics and throughout series vehicle production.
The lucky customers of the final 18 BMW i8s were also invited to Plant Leipzig to see their vehicles leave the factory gates and be handed over to vehicle logistics.
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