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All BMW i8 models allocated for 2014 already sold out

By Deeq on 27 Nov 2013

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When the 2013 BMW i8 was released at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2013, it was always assured to be a hit partly because of the drawn-out development of the car which first appeared as a concept at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show building interest. Now, BMW has officially confirmed that the 2014 BMW i8 has been sold out for the 2014 model year. Unfortunately, no sales figures for the BMW i8 were released, but selling an entire year’s allocation in just a few months is quite impressive.
 
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The BMW i8is priced from €126,000 in Germany, while in the UK it has a base price of £99,125. In the United States, BMW will offer the i8 from US$135,700.
 
There are nearly 10,000 orders for the i3 electric car, for which deliveries started in mid-November in Germany. The BMW i3 will arrive in U.S. dealerships in the second quarter of 2014.
 
As a reminder, the BMW i8 features a plug-in hybrid powertrain featuring a 1.5-litre three-cylinder twin-turbocharged petrol engine developing 228bhp and 320Nm of torque that drives the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox and a synchronous electric motor developing 129bhp and 250Nm of torque that turns the front wheels via a two-stage automatic transmission. There’s also a 5 kWh lithium-ion high-voltage battery with liquid cooling.
 
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The car’s combined system output of 357bhp and 570Nm allows it to sprint from 0 to 100km/h in 4.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 250km/h. Average fuel economy is estimated at 2.5L/100 km - obviously, including the use of the battery.

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With intense love for cars and bikes since little, and passion for photography, Siddiq tries hard to bring cars to life on the screen, proving his worth as well as his passion for the job.



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Fastfive1 Nov 27 2013 06:21 PM

Now this is a hybrid I definitely want to own. A nice change from all the hybrid crap you get from japan.

marvelous Nov 28 2013 11:34 AM

not really into hybrid cars all the while but this is the one I wanna own! Sleek and cool design..

awesomeOne Nov 28 2013 12:40 PM

They claim that the i8  can be driven for 35km on electric power alone at speeds of up to 120kph, and recharge it for 3 hours from an ordinary plug socket. From my point of view, I don't think it's a practical choice to drive that in singapore with the high cost of COE prices. Could get a better high performance models with that price tag and singapore still lacks of charging infrastructure, especially in public spaces and housing.

tanbk Nov 29 2013 09:55 AM

Singapore is both an ideal and ill-suited environment for EVs. The average Singaporean driver covers about 55km a day, or 20,000km annually. Singapore itself is about 40km long. But it still lacks the charging infrastructure, especially in public spaces and housing.

 

The i8 won't be coming.

 

But I'm looking forward to the i3, which with a range extender engine, boosts the car’s range to 300km.

 

According to PML, the i3 will be available in SG next year. The expected cost of the i3 will be around the same price “as a 3 Series". Sounds attractive to me!

Faiming_low Nov 29 2013 07:01 PM

Singapore is both an ideal and ill-suited environment for EVs. The average Singaporean driver covers about 55km a day, or 20,000km annually. Singapore itself is about 40km long. But it still lacks the charging infrastructure, especially in public spaces and housing.

 

The i8 won't be coming.

 

But I'm looking forward to the i3, which with a range extender engine, boosts the car’s range to 300km.

 

According to PML, the i3 will be available in SG next year. The expected cost of the i3 will be around the same price “as a 3 Series". Sounds attractive to me!


From what i gather, the i8 will definitely be coming but not too sure when exactly. 

I am sure there are many out there who could afford it and it is such a looker. Cant wait try it out actually.

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