BMW announced that next month, nearly six years after launch, it will finish the development of its i8 plug-in hybrid sports car.
So after a decision to focus its production efforts on the development in the factory in Leipzig in Germany. A new line of electric vehicles including the lightweight iX3 Crossover, i4 showroom, and iNxtt Ev flagship. It will manufacture by Porsche 911 in mid-April.
In the next five years, a new electric sports car will launch. Based on the last year’s Vision M Next project.
Since first sold in a coupe in 2014 before list stepped in 2018. When the open-top-i8 roadster model came to the line-up, BMW’s first sub-brand has generated over 20,000 worldwide sales.
With the new and electrified model of BMW over the i3 hybrid hatchback in 2014, the i8 first featured in the turbo diesel prototype on the Frankfurt 2009 motor show.
During its six years of commercialization. The i8 has played a role in the development. As well as the production of an increasing range of BMW hybrid plug-in models and innovative carbon fiber architecture. These eventually incorporated into parts of others. The traditional models of BMW include the new 7 series Carbon Core structure.
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An electrically powered low-level engine is linked via a 1,5-liter three-cylinder petrol pump. Due to the 2018 upgrade, it’s production increased from 357bhp to 369bhp. With the performance, figures remained largely unchanged.
After a small 200-unit run of the last Sophisto Edition models. The i8 will cease to make announced by BMW.
Although the German carmaker announced that the 20,000th example of i8 manufactured. As part of the Ultimate Sophisto Edition in December 2019. The precise production numbers have still not released.
The production of the M1, introduced in 1978, reached 399 units. The production of the Z8, which began in 2000, limited to 5,000 units. It is thus ahead of prior BMW performance cars in terms of production numbers.