BMW’s Individual customisation facility in Garching near Munich has revealed a new special edition of the recently launched BMW 8 Series Coupé. Featuring controls made from actual meteoritic material, extra-terrestrial surface patterns, illuminated constellations on the centre console and 3D-printed components, the new BMW Individual M850i Night Sky feels literally out of this world.

And it made perfect sense that it was presented in the run-up to a meteor shower, which took place from 3 – 4 January 2019.

BMW Individual M850i Night Sky Headlights and Grille

Rockstar elements.

The use of meteoritic rock can be found on the whole of the centre console’s trim plate, the start/stop button, the selector lever for the eight-speed Steptronic transmission and the Touch Controller for the iDrive system. Furthermore, inlays made from meteorite material can also be seen on the door sill finishers, together with an illuminated model badge.

Illuminated 'NIGHT SKY' badge

Extra-terrestrial pattern.

Known officially as the Widmanstätten surface pattern, which can only be found on unearthly objects such as meteorites, a distinctive graphic design can be found on the exterior mirror caps, the front splitters for the side air intakes at the front of the car, the centre mesh plate and the surrounds for the air breathers on the front side panels.

BMW M850i Night Sky mirror caps

A new dimension in luxury.

Utilising BMW’s rich history and knowledge in motor sport and manufacturing, the M850i Night Sky comes with enhanced elements made from 3D printing methods, such as the ultralight brake callipers with bionic design. This innovative process delivers a noticeable improvement in driving dynamics and ride comfort.

3D printing process

Out-of-this-world details.

Adding to the theatre of this special edition are some never-seen-before details. This includes BMW Individual fine-grain Merino leather trim in tri-colour design, an Opal White/Midnight Blue/Silver colour scheme, and star-studded LED units illuminating the centre armrest. What’s more, the BMW Individual special paint finish combines two colour tones – Black non-metallic and San Marino Blue metallic – to achieve a high-impact effect that adds to ethereal aura.

Star-studded LED units on the centre armrest

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