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BMW i8 exceeds expectations and becomes the world’s highest-selling hybrid sports car

connoisseur February 17, 2016 0
BMW i8 exceeds expectations and becomes the world’s highest-selling hybrid sports car

The global sales of the BMW i8 exceeded the combined figure of all other hybrid sports cars produced by other manufacturers which is powered by the combination of a three-cylinder turbocharged engine and an electric drive system, were sold worldwide in 2015. The car’s innovative plug-in hybrid technology delivers system output of 266 kW/362 hp.

Ian Robertson, BMW AG Board Member for Sales and Marketing says “The success of the BMW i8 speaks for itself. t is already the world’s most successful hybrid sports car and has comfortably exceeded our own expectations. I can think of no better illustration of the relevance of our young BMW i brand.”

The first in this line of special-edition models is the BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition, which is available only for a limited time period. It sports a Protonic Red paint finish with accents in Frozen Grey metallic. in high-grade carbon fibre and ceramic provide indications of its exceptional sporting character.

he colour scheme is complemented by BMW W-spoke 470 light-alloy wheels painted in Orbit Grey metallic with hubs painted in Aluminium matt and mixed-size tyres. Inside the inaugural special-edition i8, red double-stitching and applicationsBMW i8 is about to add further lustre to its appeal with exclusive special-edition models poised to be unveiled for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show. The new arrivals present customers with even more ways to own a very individual car.

Among the distinctions amassed by the BMW i8 are an International Engine of the Year award for both its TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine and overall hybrid drivetrain. The BMW i8 was also voted World Green Car of the Year and Green Luxury Car. And it received the Paul Pietsch Award presented by German motoring magazine “auto motor und sport” in recognition of the most innovative technical concept. No other vehicle has ever picked up such a large number of awards in such an array of different disciplines.