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BMW M850i Night Sky is a one-off customized with meteorites and 3D printed parts

BMW M850i Night Sky is a one-off customized with meteorites and 3D printed parts

Written by David

January 5, 2019

BMW unveiled a unique project created by its Individual Manufaktur customization division in Garching, Germany called M850i “Night Sky.” According to an official release, the bespoke car was made in the run-up to an exceptionally intense meteor shower expected to take place overnight from January 3-4, 2019 when the Earth briefly passes through the orbit of the asteroid 2003 EH. During the spectacle, fragments from the asteroid will enter our planet’s atmosphere and burn up. On rare occasions, small rocks in space penetrate Earth’s protective shield and fall to Earth as meteorites. Why does that matter? As BMW mentions, some of these extra-terrestrial fragments have now been incorporated into the cabin of the BMW Individual M850i Night Sky. The meteoritic rock adorns the whole of the center console’s trim plate, the start/stop button, the selector lever and the Touch Controller for the iDrive system, creating a unique visual and […]

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