Car News 24 Feb 2016

UK Car of the Year 2015? The BMW i8

UK Car of the Year 2015? The BMW i8

The plug-in hybrid BMW i8 sports car has been crowned by a panel of 27 leading motoring as the UK car of the Year 2015. 

The managing director of UK Car of the Year Awards, John Challen, referred to the i8 as a “Game-changer” and noted that “the automotive industry has seen many hybrid models in recent years, but nothing quite like the i8.”

The BMW i8 combines all the best bits of a sports car – the looks, the performance, the handling and the style but with the running costs of a compact car.  Due to its plug-in petrol-electric powerplant, the i8 claims remarkable 134.5mpg and 49g/km CO2 emissions. The car can go from 0-62mph in just 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 155mph.

BMW UK CEO, Graeme Grieve, described the i8 as “…the culmination of many years of investment, hard work and commitment to create the world’s most progressive sports car” and added that their “technology strategy is being recognised as truly game-changing for the car industry.”

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