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September 26, 2019

     When you are looking for German auto repair services in Riverside California, you can count on us!

     German car lovers are bound to get giddy over the newest revolutionary sports car designed and produced by BMW. BMW’s newest plug-in hybrid sports car is the BMW i8 and is the newest member of BMW’s “Project i” electric fleet which is being marketed as the latest sub-brand BMW i. The exterior designer of this posh new EfficientDynamics concept car is Mario Majdandzic and the BMW i8’s interior designer is Jochen Paesen. The BMW i8’s super speed is astonishing. This new award winning super car has an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in only 4.4 seconds. Some highly impressive accolades awarded to the BMW i8 are:

  • In July 2012 the BMW i8 won the 2012 North American Concept Vehicle of the Year
  • The BMW i8 Spyder won the 2013 Best Production Preview Vehicle award
  • The i8 won AutoGuide's 2015 Reader's Choice Green Car of the Year
  • BMW's i8 has been the winner of the coveted title ‘World Green car of the Year’ at Fame India Eco Drive 2015
  • It also was selected as Autoblog's 2014 Technology of the Year
  • Top Gear Magazine awarded the i8 with their coveted Car of the Year award for 2014.
  • The World Car of the Year organization declared the i8 as the winner of the 2015 World Green Car Award.

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     If you love the thrill of sports cars, you are bound to become impressed with this new BMW sports car. The BMW i8 has a mind blowing electronic limited top speed is 250 km/h (155 mph). Not only is this super sports car incredibly fast, it is known for having a sleek, luxurious style and design which pays homage to BMW M1 Homage concept car. For those wealthy enough to afford the price tag, the fuel economy is quite impressive. The combined fuel economy for the i8 was rated by the EPA at MPGe (3.1 L gasoline equivalent/100 km; 91 mpg, imp gasoline equivalent) and 29 miles per gallon (6.7L/100 km) if the vehicle is running in complete gasoline mode after the battery is completely drained to empty. Charging the battery is super fast, less than 2 hours and you are on the road again. The location of the battery gives the vehicle a low center of gravity which enhances it’s dynamics. The estimated all electric range is 50 km (31 mi), and the 24-liter petrol tank extends the total vehicle range to up to 700 km (430 mi). Pricing for the BMW i8 in the U.S. market starts at approximately US$147,500 for the coupe and US$163,300 for the convertible. If you can afford the price tag, get in line to test drive this beauty. This new model is comfortable premium green vehicle with 100-percent renewable energy with that is bound to blow you away.

     The BMW i8 was first introduced as the Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics as is marketed as BMW’s new brand named BMW i. Sales were separated from BMW or Mini. More i models are expected to follow the i8. There is a 2012 BMW i8 Concept Spyder, 2013 BMW i8 Coupe Prototype, the standard production version, Special Edition BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition model, and Roadster. Each model contains a varied body style and interior. The Roadster has only two seats for maximum speed. The i8 has a three cylinder turbo diesel engine with two electric motors containing 139 hp (104 kw) that allows for a whopping speed of 62 mph in 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. Fuel consumption on average is 3.76 liters/100 kilometers (75.1 mpg imp). With a carbon dioxide rating of 99 grams per kilometer (1.3l/100 km and 33g CO2/kabelham ; EU-PHEV ECE-R101). The lightweight chassis is made mainly from aluminum. The windshield, top, doors and fenders are made from polycarbonate glass materials, with the body having a drag coefficient of 0.22. The BMW i8 contains a turbocharged 3-cylinder gasoline engine and 300 N⋅m (221 lb⋅ft) of torque. The position of the motor and engine over it’s axels provides optimum 50/50 weight distribution. Certified German auto repair specialists are required for this vehicle.

     Production for the BMW i8 German auto model will end in April 2020. You will want to hurry and get the latest model prior to the end of April if you are looking for the classic emotions of freedom and exhilaration you expect from a BMW while experiencing the future of electric mobility. The production version of the BMW i8 was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and released in Germany in June 2014 with the first United States deliveries in August 2014. By November of 2016, the BMW i8 sold more than 10,000 units, making the i8 the top selling plug-in electrified sports car. Top selling markets are the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China and Canada. Head to your local BMW showroom today and ask about scheduling a BMW i8 appointment if you are a true super sports car thrill seeker.