Kith x bmw 1602 and i4 m50

BMW and Kith Go Electric With Ultra-Exclusive BMW i4 M50 and 1602

In their second collaboration to date, the iconic German car manufacturer and fashion icon, Ronnie Fieg, have linked for two exclusive vehicles. The first, a 1972 BMW 1602 Elektro by Kith that will be handed over to the designer by the BMW Group. And second, the canvas of the BMW i4 M50 which the Kith designer has outfitted in a variety of materials, colours, and textures inside and out. BMW will build just seven of the BMW i4 M50 sedans at an undisclosed price. The first one will be heading to auction.

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Kith’s Ronnie Fieg already owns an impressive collection of BMW vehicles that includes a legendary BMW E30 M3 by Kith that stems from Season 1 of the collaboration. It makes sense then that the first vehicle from this collection is the founder’s own 1972 BMW 1602 that he’s transformed into a contemporary electric car. Fieg has looked back in the history books and found two BMW 1602s converted into electric cars to use as his muse. These particular models were used at various long-distance competitions as accompanying and camera cars by the organisation committee.

Both the BMW 1602 and BMW i4 M50 find the same paint colour ‘Vitality Green’ used on the exterior. The BMW emblem has again been altered: an additional ring in the colour Kith Vitality Green was added around the brand logo that adorns the hood of the BMW i4 M50 by Kith. The green ring lists the partnership, model and year as well as the fact that it is an electric car. The logo on the hood of the 1972 BMW 1602 by Ronnie Fieg looks different again: the BMW letters have been swapped for Kith. A similar logo in black and white with the subline ‘Elektro-Auto’ can be found as an engraving on the lid of the cup holder in the BMW i4 M50 by Kith.

On the interior, caramel full-grain merino leather is used in the BMW 1602 Elektro, with the leather of the seats embossed with the Kith lettering, as well as the leather inserts in the footwells for the driver and front passenger. The logo altered to feature the Kith lettering instead of BMW can also be found on the centre holes of the rims.

Kith x bmw i4 m50 steering wheel

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The interior of the BMW i4 M50 by Kith is also adorned in Caramel. You’ll find this colour used on the knee bolster, steering column, seat and side panelling, as well as the lower part of the A and B posts. The front and rear floor mats are trimmed in caramel-coloured leather and embroidered with the M logo, which has been changed to Kith, and the M stripes. Kith lettering in a box design is embossed on the headrests as well as the front centre armrest. “KITH Exclusive Edition” has been laser-engraved into the trim.

In terms of equipment, the BMW i4 M50 by Kith is equipped with a few special additions as standard. Alongside the adaptive M chassis, these include M sports brakes with red brake callipers, the M aerodynamic package, and BMW Individual Shadow Line lights. The Professional and Plus driving assistants also contribute to the luxurious driving feeling, as well as the electric sliding glass roof, the fine oak wood trim and the M high-gloss Shadow Line exterior trim. The features are rounded off by the Harman/Kardon surround sound audio system.

BMW will build just seven of the BMW i4 M50 sedans at an undisclosed price. The first one will be heading to auction, and if you’re reading this, the others are probably already sold out. The previous M4 Competition collaboration sold out in 30-minutes, so use that as a reference point. In any case, you can pick up a piece from the brand’s 51-piece collection that includes apparel, accessories, and more in accents of Kith Vitality Green via the link below.

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Kith x bmw 1602 front end

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Kith x bmw 1602 rear end

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Kith x bmw 1602 steering wheel

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Kith x bmw 1602 gear shifter

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Kith x bmw 1602 door card

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Kith x bmw i4 m50 side

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Kith x bmw i4 m50 front end

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Kith x bmw i4 m50 rear end

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Kith x bmw i4 m50 seats

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Kith x bmw i4 m50 interior

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Kith x bmw i4 m50 dashboard

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Ben McKimm

Ben lives in Sydney, Australia. He has a Bachelor's Degree (Media, Technology and the Law) from Macquarie University (2020). Outside of his studies, he has spent the last decade heavily involved in the automotive, technology and fashion world. Turning his passion and expertise into a Journalist position at Man of Many where he continues to write about everything that interests the modern man. Conducting car reviews on both the road and track, hands-on reviews of cutting-edge technology and employing a vast knowledge in the space of fashion and sneakers to his work. One day he hopes to own his own brand.