This one-of-a-kind BMW 745Le xDrive has “gold leaves” on its door panel

Remember the M850i Kyoto Edition? Well, this one’s another one of those artistic creations. Ellerman House, a luxurious resort by the Atlantic Coast in Cape Town, South Africa, has received a BMW 745Le xDrive created by BMW Individual. The one-of-a-kind creation will be used as the resort’s official car for guest transfers.

The 745Le xDrive which pays tribute to the unique vegetation in the specific area of Cape Town where the resort is located was created in collaboration with South African artist and botanical sculptor Nic Bladen. Bladen who draws inspiration from the floras of his home country is known for his plants cast made of precious metals such as liquid gold, silver, or platinum.

In the 745Le xDrive, Bladen made 2D casts of the plants and leaves he finds in the area, which now threatened by extinction. These casts are then embedded as inlays for the door and dashboard trims of the Cognac leather interior. With his latest creation, Bladen aims to raise awareness for the plant diversity of the Cape region.

The headrests and comfort cushions in the same Cognac colour are embroidered with an exclusive floral design. The embroidery on the cushions also includes the “EH” logo while the brass-coloured door sills bear the “Ellerman House” lettering.

As for the exterior, it’s painted in exclusive Brass, topped off with a coachline across the side of the car, along with the hotel’s logo on the C-pillars. Thanks to a pure electric range of up to 54 km, the plug-in hybrid sedan can cover the 25 km drive from Cape Town airport to the hotel’s 100-year-old main building with zero emissions.



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