Leicester City footballers are wrapping their BMW i8s to avoid confusion

Leicester City footballers are getting their BMW i8s wrapped to avoid confusion

A fleet of identical BMW i8s given to Leicester City players is causing some confusion in the car park – leading to some getting their cars wrapped in a different colour to make them stand out.

The line-up of blue BMW i8s were given to the players by the team’s Thai owners as a reward for winning the Premier League.

But now, seven of the footballers have asked a local company to fit wraps to their cars.

The work, said to cost £2,000 a car, is being carried out by AC13 Premier – a specialist company managed by ex-Forest and West Ham star Marlon Harewood.

Players having their car wrapped are believed to include Riyad Mahrez, Demarai Gray, Danny Simpson, Ben Chilwell, Andy King and Wes Morgan.

It can take several days for each wrap to be done properly – and can be reversed entirely if the player decides to sell their car.

The hybrid i8 has a list price of £104,540 – meaning the 19-strong line-up is worth close to £2 million.

The supercar combines an electric motor with a 1.5-litre petrol engine. It can hit 62mph in 4.4 seconds while top speed is limited to 155mph.

Web editor at MotoringResearch.com. Drives a 1983 Austin Metro. Tweet me @MR_AndrewBrady.

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