The bespoke styling specialists at BMW Individual have now opened up a new dimension in exclusivity by looking beyond our planet and bringing the night sky into the car.
In BMW’s own words, that was how they introduced the one-of-a-kind BMW Individual M850i xDrive Coupe Night Sky that’s furnished with bits and pieces actually made from meteoric material.Like the ceiling from inside the Rolls-Royce Phantom, the M850i’s armrest is littered with stars made of LED but what’s more intriguing are the “grooves” on the centre console, side mirror and even brake discs that makes the car look as if it was driven straight out from the Guardians of the Galaxy set.
The Night Sky was presented in conjunction with a meteor shower that took place between the 3rd to 4th January 2019.
The whole of the centre console’s trim plate, the start stop button, the selector lever and the Touch Controller are all made of meteoric material, making the Night Sky a car that’s literally out of this world.
During the design process of the M850i, BMW also summoned the expertise of researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, which is also located in Garching, the headquarters of BMW Individual.The exterior paintwork of the Night Sky combines two colour tones to achieve a high-impact effect. Black non-metallic was used as the base colour for the body while a second coat in San Marino Blue metallic was then painted over it before three layers of clear coat with varying pigment particle sizes were applied to give the paint finish a remarkable sense of depth.