Comfortably surpassing expectations: BMW i8 is a world’s highest-selling hybrid sports car. Exclusive BMW i8 special editions. Protonic Red Edition gets a round rolling during a Geneva Motor Show.

Last year, tellurian sales of a BMW i8 exceeded a sum figure of
all other hybrid sports cars constructed by other manufacturers*; 5,456
units of a i8, that is powered by a multiple of a
three-cylinder turbocharged engine and an electric expostulate system, were
sole worldwide in 2015. The car’s innovative plug-in hybrid technology
delivers complement outlay of 266 kW/362 hp (fuel expenditure combined:
2.1 l/100 km [134.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 49 g/km)**. “The
success of a BMW i8 speaks for itself,” pronounced Ian Robertson, BMW AG
Board Member for Sales and Marketing. “It is already a world’s most
successful hybrid sports automobile and has absolutely exceeded a own
expectations. we can consider of no improved painting of a relevance
of a immature BMW i brand.” And a BMW i8 is about to supplement further
radiance to a interest with disdainful special-edition models staid to
be denounced for a initial time during a Geneva Motor Show. The new
arrivals benefaction business with even some-more ways to possess a very
particular car.

BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition will be built in Leipzig from
The initial in this line of special-edition
models is a BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition. Like those set to follow in
a tyre tracks, it is usually accessible for a singular period. This take
on a 2+2-seater with carbon-fibre-reinforced cosmetic (CFRP)
newcomer dungeon and fit BMW eDrive expostulate complement record will
be constructed during BMW Plant Leipzig from July; it sports a Protonic Red
paint finish with accents in Frozen Grey metallic. The colour scheme
is complemented by BMW W-spoke 470 light-alloy wheels embellished in Orbit
Grey lead with hubs embellished in Aluminium matt and mixed-size tyres
(front: 215/45 R20, rear: 245/40 R20). Inside a inaugural
special-edition i8, red double-stitching and applications in
high-grade CO twine and ceramic yield indications of its
well-developed sporting character.

Largest marketplace participation of any reward supplier
Since entering a marketplace in late 2013, BMW i
has strong exclusively on vehicles designed from a opening for
locally emission-free driving. In 2015, sales of a BMW i3 and BMW i8
were around 66% up on a prior year with a sum of 29,513
deliveries. BMW i now offers a BMW i3 in a sum of 36
countries. This, together with a portfolio of trailblazing and
rarely available services, gives BMW i a largest worldwide market
participation of any electric car manufacturer. In a launch phase,
a BMW i code and a BMW i3 and BMW i8 models garnered some-more awards
and accolades than any other code in automotive history. Among the
distinctions amassed by a BMW i8 are an International Engine of the
Year endowment for both a TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine and
altogether hybrid drivetrain. The BMW i8 was also voted World Green Car
of a Year and Green Luxury Car. And it perceived a Paul Pietsch
Award presented by German motoring repository “auto engine und sport” in
approval of a many innovative technical concept. No other vehicle
has ever picked adult such a vast series of awards in such an array of
opposite disciplines.


* Source: Polk/IHS during 12/2015 ** Fuel expenditure total formed on
a EU exam cycle, might change depending on a tyre format specified.


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 den
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
Leitfaden CO2 (Guideline CO2) (PDF

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