BMW i enjoys ever augmenting success and marketplace share.

BMW i enjoys ever augmenting success and marketplace share. The BMW i3
wins World Urban Car Award 2017. World personality in choice drive
systems in a reward segment.


Munich / New York. The BMW i3 continues to build on
a successful start to life in both a tellurian new vehicle
registration rankings and several vital competitions. Most recently,
a all-electric BMW i3 (94 Ah) was crowned a leader of the
World Urban Car Award 2017 presented during a New York International
Auto Show. The i3 combines a automobile judgment grown from day one to
yield pure-electric mobility in civic areas – featuring a passenger
dungeon done from CO fibre-reinforced cosmetic (CFRP) – and powerful
BMW eDrive record with an intensely absolute high-voltage battery
to boost a car’s operation by around 50 per cent. “We are delighted
that a BMW i3 has been famous as a World Urban Car of the
Year,” says Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO of BMW of North
America. “The pattern brief for a i3 was to emanate a Mega City
Vehicle for a cities of a future. Today, a considerable operation of
a BMW i3 (94 Ah) and a high turn of energetic opening make it
a ideal tolerable civic automobile for people around a world.”

The BMW i3 (94 Ah) (fuel expenditure in a NEDC total cycle:
0.0 l/100 km; electric energy expenditure combined:
13.1 – 12.6 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km) was the
initial leader of a new civic mobility difficulty of a renowned
World Car of a Year Award (WCOTY). The competition’s Steering
Committee launched a esteem in approval of a specific final on
personal mobility in civic environments. As good as a restricted
accessibility of highway and parking space, skeleton to revoke a emissions
generated by highway trade benefaction automobile manufacturers with
hurdles that usually innovative automobile concepts can wish to address.
World Car Vice-Chairman Mike Rutherford remarkable how a BMW i3 had
demonstrated that such models can be grand and attractive, and also
really beguiling to drive. With a compress extraneous measure and
125 kW/170 hp electric motor, he described a BMW i3 as “among the
best value‐for‐money products on a market”.


Global care powered by BMW i’s eDrive technology: with
a BMW i and BMW iPerformance models, BMW Group is a most
successful manufacturer of vehicles with choice expostulate systems. *

Since it was launched some three-and-a-half years ago, a BMW i3 –
with a usually rising registration total – has been a constant
participation during a tip of a sales charts for reward compress electric
vehicles both in Europe and around a world. Evidence of a i3’s
heading purpose in a growth of electric mobility can be found not
slightest in a fact that, in many markets, it now has a significantly
aloft share of a electric automobile marketplace than a primogenitor code BMW
can explain in segments for conventionally powered models. In Germany,
for instance, a i3 now has a 22 per cent share of a marketplace (BMW
overall: 8 per cent), in Norway it tops a statistics with 27 per
cent and Europe-wide a figure is 17 per cent. The BMW i8 plug-in
hybrid sports automobile has also contributed to a general success of
a BMW i brand. With a singular and fascinating mix of driving
pleasure and sustainability, it has risen to turn a world’s most
successful hybrid sports car.

Through a endless send of record to a other BMW Group
brands, BMW i has also been a poignant cause in a company’s
superb marketplace success in a margin of tolerable mobility. Since
Mar 2017, a BMW eDrive drive-system record originally
grown for BMW i models has found a proceed into 6 BMW indication ranges
and been introduced for a initial time in a MINI. Since a start of
2017, BMW has led a proceed in a reward shred not usually in Germany,
though also opposite Europe and around a universe with a BMW iPerformance
Automobiles. In Germany, it has a 28 per cent share of a plug-in
hybrid market, and BMW iPerformance Automobiles have a worldwide
marketplace share of 20 per cent.

Fuelled by a burgeoning approval of a BMW i and BMW
iPerformance Automobiles, a BMW Group has spearheaded swell in
a margin of tolerable mobility. The altogether design of market
shred coverage and sales total shows that a association is now the
heading provider worldwide of vehicles with electrified expostulate systems.
Offering models in 9 opposite automobile classes, a farrago of
a BMW Group’s automobile choice is over that of any rival, and the
association now stands third for new registrations in a global
electric and plug-in hybrid automobile marketplace overall. In 2017 alone, the
BMW Group is on march to sell some-more than 100,000 cars with
all-electric or plug-in hybrid expostulate systems. Based on a constant
boost in sales, BMW Group is awaiting around 15-25% of its
worldwide sales in 2025 to be powered by an all-electric or plug-in
hybrid expostulate system. * Source: Polk/HIS Report, 13 Apr 2017 issue

As good as enjoying stability sales success, a BMW i code has
also been an increasingly inclusive accumulator of awards for its
products and all-encompassing proceed to tolerable mobility. Among
a highlights of new months have been winning a “Goldene Lenkrad
2016” endowment in a “Alternative Drive Systems” category. Back in 2013,
a BMW i3 won a “Grüne Lenkrad” endowment in a same competition,
creation it a initial indication to acquire a eminence – presented by “Auto
Bild” and “Bild am Sonntag” in approval of exceptional
environmental opening – for a second time. A few weeks later,
a BMW i code was presented with a “Premium Pionier
Elektromobilität” general editor’s endowment in “Auto Zeitung”
magazine’s “Auto Trophy” competition.

The BMW i3 (94 Ah) also won over a “Car of a Year” jury in Great
Britain during a start of 2017. The i3 surfaced a check organized by
“What Car?” repository in a difficulty for electric vehicles priced
between £20,000 and £40,000. And not prolonged afterwards, a BMW i8
plug-in hybrid sports automobile (fuel expenditure in a NEDC combined
cycle: 2.1 l/100 km [134.5 mpg imp]; electric energy consumption
combined: 11.9 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 49 g/km) added
another prize to a collection, winning a “Auto Bild Allrad”
repository readers’ check in a all-wheel-drive hybrid automobile category.


About BMW i and BMW iPerformance

BMW i is a BMW Group code focusing on connected mobility services,
idealist automobile concepts and a new bargain of reward strongly
tangible by sustainability. BMW i is represented in 54 countries with
a BMW i3 electric automobile for civic areas, BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports
automobile and plug-in hybrid BMW iPerformance Automobiles. BMW i is also
compared with enterprises including DriveNow (car sharing), ReachNow
(car pity 2.0), ChargeNow (easy entrance to a world’s largest
network of charging points), ParkNow (straightforward location,
reservation and remuneration of parking spaces), BMW i Ventures (investment
in start-up companies), BMW Energy Services and a Centre of
Competence for Urban Mobility (consultancy for cities).


Further information on central fuel expenditure figures, specific
CO2 glimmer values and a electric energy expenditure of new
newcomer cars is enclosed in a following guideline: “Leitfaden über
Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und basement Stromverbrauch neuer
Personenkraftwagen” (Guideline for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and
electric energy expenditure of new newcomer cars), that can be
performed from all dealerships, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH
(DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at
LeitfadenCO2 (GuidelineCO2) (PDF ‒ 2.7 MB)


In a eventuality of enquiries greatfully contact:

Paloma Brunckhorst, Spokesperson BMW i, BMW iPerformance

Telephone: +49-89-382-22322

Email: [email protected]


Wieland Brúch, Spokesperson BMW i and Electric Mobility

Telephone: +49-89-382-72652

Email: [email protected]


The BMW Group


With a 3 brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, a BMW Group is the
world’s heading reward manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles
and also provides reward financial and mobility services. As a global
company, a BMW Group operates 31 prolongation and public facilities
in 14 countries and has a tellurian sales network in some-more than 140 countries.


In 2016, a BMW Group sole approximately 2.367 million cars and
145,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation was approximately
€ 9.67 billion on revenues amounting to € 94.16 billion. As of 31
Dec 2016, a BMW Group had a workforce of 124,729 employees.


The success of a BMW Group has always been formed on long-term
meditative and obliged action. The association has therefore established
ecological and amicable sustainability via a value chain,
extensive product shortcoming and a transparent joining to
conserving resources as an constituent partial of a strategy.