4 reasons why i8 will keep BMW number one in performance for decades to come
The BMW i8 that launched last year gets another global award and this time it receives recognition for its innovative technological developments. BMW i8 picks up the “International Paul Pietsch Award” at the award ceremony that was held in Stuttgart. Last year the award also went to BMW and the new i3 was the winner. BMW is the leader in luxury performance cars and the i8 shows why they will remain the global leader.
BMW i8 easily walks away with the award
The jury consisted of 28 chief editors of international trade magazines from 21 nations. The BMW i8 emerged as the clear winner getting 50 percent of the overall votes. BMW i8 walked away with the award due to its status as an “all-new sports car.” The new BMW i8 was also recently named Top Gear magazine’s global Car of the Year 2014.
4 reasons i8 wins top award
The new i8 walked away with the “International Paul Pietsch Award” award for four reasons. The jury said the sports car was recognized as the the most innovative because it is modern and sustainable, its design and aerodynamics, efficient hybrid technology and lightweight design. These are also the reasons why BMW will stay the luxury performance sports car leader for decades to come.
i8 shows the future of performance
The new BMW i8 has more abilities than just efficiency. Its 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged gas engine combined with an electric motor produces 357 horsepower and 420 lb. ft of torque that gives the sports car a 0-62 mph sprint time of 4.4 seconds. That’s also due in part to its light carbon fiber reinforced central tub. It delivers the kind of high-performance that would excite any driving enthusiast.
Yes, the price tag is over $135,000 US, but BMW will continue to develop the i8 technology and it will end up in their entire lineup. BMW is using the i8 and i3 plug-in hybrids to advance their position in the market as the world’s best-selling and most innovative premium automaker. The new i8 offers neck-snapping acceleration and driver enjoyment all wrapped in a package that takes BMW’s Efficient Dynamics philosophy to the extreme.
The BMW i8 is a sports car for a new generation that is available today. Look for the BMW to remain the performance leader for decades to come.