The use of meteoric rock can be found on the whole of the centre console’s trim plate, the start/stop button, the selector lever for the eight-speed Steptronic transmission and the Touch Controller for the iDrive system. Furthermore, inlays made from meteorite material can also be seen on the door sill finishers, together with an illuminated model badge.
“The Muonionalusta meteorite is truly something quite special,” says Dr Thomas Müller, the astrophysicist based at Munich’s Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics. “It’s not only the oldest iron meteorite we have on Earth. Its value also lies in its extraordinary aesthetics, as the Widmanstätten patterns are especially clearly marked on this meteorite.”