BMW managed to sell all i8 models prepared for 2014

Posted on Monday, 2 December 2013 , 18:12:48 byEmil

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BMW managed to sell all i8 models prepared for 2014

Germans from BMW managed to sell a lot of the i3 models and this is not a surprise actually. The interesting thing about this is that the much more expensive i8 plug-in hybrid sports car is not a lot behind in terms of sales, despite its price. Ian Robertson, the global sales chief of the company declared that they have managed to sell the 2014 supply for the i8 which is quite impressive, if you ask us. Because the model will only be introduced sometime next year, the man did not mention the number of units sold. For the German market, the company has established a starting price of EUR126.000 and for the British one the price can go up to GBP99.123. The North American customers will need to pay $135.700 for one of these bad boys. The BMW i3 was available on the market starting last month and sources indicate that there are already 10.000 orders for the Electric Vehicle in Germany. The US customers will find it in BMW dealerships in the middle of next year for everyone to buy. The new i8 comes with a plug-in hybrid power train that includes a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder twin-turbocharged petrol engine capable of generating 231 PS and 320 Nm of torque. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have offered a 6-speed automatic transmission. There is also a synchronous electric motor capable of generating 96 kW and 250 Nm of torque which uses a two-stage automatic transmission to move the front wheels. In the end, the combined system output reaches 362 PS and 570 Nm of torque. This enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and to reach a top speed of 250 km/h.


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