Fast and luxurious: Louis Vuitton meets BMW
Posted by Mia Balogh · Apr 28, 2014

Need for speed – and something more? Then take a look at BMW’s new model and Louis Vuitton’s next luggage set, designed for BMW i8.

Do you dream of a perfect hybrid car with the perfect bags inside? Then take a look at BMW’s new model, i8, and the tailor-made set of luggage from Louis Vuitton, designed just for this sports car.

The innovative collection of luggage means a four-part set: 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 BMW i8.

The set not only fits perfectly inside the i8, it's also been designed to emulate it. Inspired by the car's carbon fiber elements, Louis Vuitton used the material to create a special textile for the bags.


The colour scheme also matches the new BMW i8. All parts of the unique set are carbon black on the outside, while inside, a black and electric blue microfiber lining is supposed to match BMW's trademark colours.

In typical Louis Vuitton fashion, all bags have the distinctive checkered "Damier" pattern, with Louis Vuitton laser-etched signatures all over. The i8-inspired bags can be ordered at Louis Vuitton stores worldwide. On the designer's website, a similarly sized set costs now around $9000-$10,000, and we expect the special carbon fiber set to cost even more.


The hybrid sports car isn’t available for a low price, either, it costs $136 000. i8 is BMW Group’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle and the second model from the BMW i brand. As a plug-in hybrid, the BMW i8 unites the advantages of innovative electric drive and the latest combustion-engine technology.

It offers extraordinary driving experience that delivers the dynamics of a sports car (0 – 100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.4 seconds) along with fuel economy and emissions figures of a small city car (2.1 l /100km / 49 g CO2/km). So we can say that this is an environment-friendly sports car with special design: spectacular scissor doors, clean, minimalist lines and beautiful silhouette.

Some words about the collaboration from Louis Vuitton

Patrick-Louis Vuitton, Head of Special Orders at Louis Vuitton company said in a statement, that the collaboration with BMW has been a creative challenge for them. “This collaboration with BMW epitomizes our shared values of creativity, technological innovation and style. Our craftsmen at Louis Vuitton have enjoyed the challenge of this very special project, using their ingenuity and attention to detail to create a truly made to measure set of luxury luggage. This is a pure expression of the art of travel.”

“BMW and Louis Vuitton share both a profound appreciation of tradition and a commitment to constant further development” - said Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “The use of CFRP in the revolutionary BMW i8 sports car is indicative of an intelligent lightweight construction philosophy. And Louis Vuitton has demonstrated a similar belief in innovation, aesthetics and lightweight design in creating an exclusive luggage collection tailored perfectly to the new BMW i8” – he added.

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