Louis Vuitton, the pioneer of the art of travel, has created a tailor-made set of luggage for the most progressive sports car – the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. The innovative collection of luggage comprises two travel bags, a business case and a garment bag. To ensure optimal use of space, the luggage items have been tailor-made to fit perfectly into the interior of the revolutionary BMW i8 that goes on sale at Braman BMW in June.
The understated carbon-black of this luggage range matches the colors of the BMW i8. Its sophisticated look comes courtesy of the unmistakable checkered Damier pattern – a Louis Vuitton hallmark – and a laser-etched Louis Vuitton signature. Black and electric blue used in the microfiber lining take their cue from the trademark brand colors of the BMW i8 and bag handles are made from dyed natural leather, a sign of Louis Vuitton quality.
Inspired by the visionary design of the BMW i8, the bags and cases – like the sports car’s innovative passenger cell – are made entirely from carbon fiber. This particularly lightweight yet extremely sturdy high-tech material has been used by Louis Vuitton to create a special textile. It provides great robustness and strength, and as such is made for the rigors of travel – no matter how long and arduous the drive.
The exclusive luggage pieces created by Louis Vuitton fit snugly into the BMW i8. The Weekender GM i8, with both hand and shoulder carry straps, is custom-designed to go into the boot, while the Garment Bag i8is a perfect fit for the rear shelf of the BMW i8. The sturdy hardshell Business Case i8 which is also ideal for carrying laptops, matches the shape of the rear seats; while the small Weekender PM i8 is designed to rest on its surface.
The Louis Vuitton luggage series will be available upon request starting April 1st 2014.
The BMW i8 is the world’s most progressive plug-in hybrid sports car, a 2+2-seater boasting visionary design and intelligent lightweight engineering. The i8 unites the advantages of innovative electric drive and the latest combustion-engine technology to produce an extraordinary driving experience that delivers the dynamics of a sports car (0 – 60 mph in 4.4 seconds) along with fuel economy and emissions figures of a small city car. The athletic personality of this revolutionary sports car is patently manifest in its design: classical sports car proportions, spectacular gullwing doors, clean, minimalist lines and a low-slung silhouette all imbue it with a powerful, dynamic shape complemented by the interior’s future-focused design.