The German automaker and the menswear retailer MR PORTER have teamed up to announce the new i3 Tuxedo Blue special version that has been tailored exclusively for the British customers.
The eco-conscious hybrid electric model i8 from BMW’s i subbrand has just been declined in a special series a while back – the Protonic Red Edition – and now it’s time for the city dwelling member of the family to get enhanced. Dressed as a fine gentleman would, the i3 Tuxedo Blue is the work of BMW and MR PORTER, making it the first time the UK-based menswear retailer tries to approach a member of the automotive industry. Just like the moniker says, the i3 has been painted in a Tuxedo Blue hue that has been matched by contrasting Capparis White accent lines on the side. To complete the exterior enhancements and remind everyone it’s special series there’s some “MR PORTER” badging on the front fenders.
More “MR PORTER” engraving is found on the inside where our attention was caught most of all by the wood trim on the dashboard. The i3 Tuxedo Blue is also equipped with a leather holdall bag, Leica C camera, black-and-white London Undercover umbrella, Cutler and Gross sunglasses, Lock & Co. bowler hat, as well as a special edition of the Phaidon City Guide Books. The special series has been designed to celebrate the fifth anniversary of MR PORTER and the retailer even has the model on its website starting February 18 with prices starting at 9,000 ($56,302) British Pounds.