Luxury carmaker BMW has orders for nearly 10,000 of its i3 electric cars, the first of which were delivered in Germany last week, the company’s global sales chief, Ian Robertson, said at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday.
Robertson also said the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car due to be introduced in mid-2014 has sold out for its first year of availability. He did not say how many the company will sell in that first year.
Cool video of a BMW i8 production photoshoot in NYC drawing the attention of many New Yorkers.
The production BMW i8 is making its North American premiere at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, looking striking in Crystal White.
This particular i8 was available for us to sit in and we had some great up-close looks at the many areas of exposed carbon fiber as well as the interior, which you can see in our photos. The interior materials felt good and the seats hugged well. Ingress/egress is difficult though as expected with a design like this. You can tell by the photo of the gentleman. It’s great having the exposed carbon fiber to see and touch. The doors feel surprisingly light, even when you already expect it to because of their carbon fiber construction. And regardless of … CONTINUED
More looks at the BMW i8 in Protonic Blue, from a presentation in Germany.
Feature videos for the BMW i3 and i brand.
The BMW i8 made its world public debut recently at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show [see gallery] and it’s currently making its second auto show appearance at the 2013 Dubai auto show.
Those attending the LA Auto Show which begins in less than 2 weeks will also get to see the production BMW i8 in person at its North American debut. And if you can’t make it, rest assured we’ll bring you plenty of coverage from the show.
Catch our BMW i8 news and updates at: http://www.bimmerpost.com/i8/
For now, check out the Crystal White i8 on display in Dubai.
More preproduction i8 models have been spotted in the wild:
Ionic Silver i8 in Munich.
Crystal White i8 in Leipzig.
Sophisto Grey i8 in Nurburg.
BMW i8 news/features @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/i8/
Have a gander at how the BMW i8 hybrid sports car will look with different wheels.