Forward thinking brand BMW and British menswear designer Mr Porter have collaborated on a limited edition electric vehicle designed like a stylish pinstriped suit
The luxury German carmaker is already renowned for its style and cachet, and its two latest iterations, the all-electric i3 and the hybrid i8 have to be the icing on its multi-layered offerings for 2016. Collaborating with iconic British online menswear designer Mr Porter is another brilliant move. The result? A combination of sustainability and cutting edge style that is quite unique.
There are just 10 iconic Mr Porter BMW i3 cars on the market, making this a very limited edition. It was created to celebrate Mr Porter’s fifth birthday and features a bespoke magnificent tuxedo blue exterior. Inspired by Mr Porter’s bespoke tailoring ethic, the design team from Mr Porter and BMW created vehicles that were hand-painted by master craftsmen and include unique diffentiating touches that includes a white accent that runs the length of the chassis that evokes the image of a pin-striped suit.
Mr Porter has a reputation for its stylish, upmarket designs, so collaborating with BMW was an excellent choice. Not only is the BMW i3 a cutting edge vehicle, but it boasts superior design and an extraordinarily exquisite exterior. In this first ever collaboration between a fashion designer and a carmaker, the result is breathtaking. Even the color – a rich, dark Tuxedo Blue – is a standout (the i3 is currently available in Capparis White, Solar Orange, Fluid Black, Ionic Silver, Mineral Grey and Platinum Silver.
The interior is equally eye-catching, boasting a dark oak wood in a selection of tones and grains. The wooden dashboard is engraved with the name ‘Mr Porter’ and even the floor mats have a distinct styling detail of white stitching and brown piping.
Of course, the limited edition BMW i3 comes with its own Mr Porter travel kit, a BMW leather holdall bag and a Leica C camera. The car is also kitted out with further accessories, including a Lock & Co. bowler hat, Cutler and Gross sunglasses, a black-and-white umbrella by London Undercover and a bespoke edition of Phaidon City Guides.
With a retail price of £39,000 (that’s in the region of $56,000) the 10 limited edition BMW i3 Mr Porter electric vehicles will be available exclusively for purchase in the UK from 18 February 2016. Baroque Ground can arrange your very own limited edition Mr Porter BMW i3, so contact us right away, firstname.lastname@example.org.