|The new look|
|Before the wrap|
A few weeks before I took delivery of my i3, I announced that I would be getting a complete body wrap for it shortly after I took possession. I was never really in love with the color choices that BMW offered for the car and also didn't particularly like that the hood on all of the cars was gloss black, regardless of what color you chose, so I wanted to see what the car would look like monochrome and with a more bold color.
|Laurel Grey looked better than I thought it would!|
|I had it done at Designer Wraps in Millville, NJ|
|The infamous rear window dip|
|The black line hides the dip and smooths out the flow of the window opening.|
|The red grills gotta go!|
|I wrapped the lower rear bumper black|
|Stock i3s have a color coded rear bumper insert|
Another reason I decided to get the wrap is because I write for a few online car sites, like BMWBLOG, InsideEVs, GreenCarReports and PlugInCars and I thought it would be cool to have the distinct color so the readers would immediately know that's my car when they see a picture of it, and that might inspire them to read the article (or perhaps make them quickly leave the page!). I'm sure others will get wraps and customize their i3s also, but for now if you see a custom red i3 with the black out trim on the side doors in a news story, I think it's safe to say, "That's Tom's i3." : ) Please let me know what you think of it in the comments section below.
Some pictures we took during the wrap process:
|I had a leftover ///M badge from my April Fools post so I stuck it on for kicks|
|UPDATE: I removed the red wrap from the BMW kidney grill. It definitely looks better all black.|