Munich - This M850i xDrive Coupe, created by BMW’s Individual customisation team based in Garching near Munich, is out of this world, literally.
The one-off creation is fitted with controls made from meteoric materials, and also features ‘extra-terrestrial’ surface patterns, 3D-printed components and other design themes that aim to bring the beauty of the night sky into the car.
The vehicle was designed to celebrate the intense meteor shower that took place on the evening of January 3 - as well as show off what the ‘Individual’ team is capable of.
Fittingly, various parts of the interior are covered in real meteoric rock, including the door sill inlays, centre console trim plate, gear selector and start/stop button.
Furthermore, the design of many other interior and exterior components were inspired by the distinctive Widmanstätten surface pattern of meteorites, which resembles ice crystals and becomes visible when certain types of iron meteorite are polished or brought into contact with acidic compounds.