Top Engine Award Proves Why Revolutionary BMW i8 Technology is Here to Stay
For the third year in-a-row, BMW walked away with the top award for the International Engine of the Year award 2017 in impressive fashion. The BMW i8 drive takes home the overall winning award again in its class.It was the i8’s TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder petrol engine that impressed the judges more than any other power plant on the planet. Its combination of electric motor and gas engine is what earned it overall victory three years running.
The new BMW i8 not only gets impressive fuel mileage, but the performance car is a blast to drive. The BMW i8 sprints from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.4 seconds. Yet, combined fuel consumption (as calculated in the EU test cycle for plug-in hybrid vehicles) is just 2.1 liters per 100 kilometers (approx. 135 mpg imp) plus 11.9 kWh of electricity. This equates to CO2 emissions of 49 grams per kilometer.
BMW i8 is a game changer
The new BMW i8 has been praised by performance enthusiasts around the globe for “its breadth of abilities.” Its 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged gas engine combined with an electric motor produces 357 horsepower and 420 lb. ft of torque and comes wit impressive driving dynamics and performance. That’s also due in part to its light carbon fiber reinforced central tub. It delivers the kind of high-performance that will excite any driving enthusiast.
BMW developed the new i8 for performance enthusiasts who wanted both high-performance and efficiency in a luxury package. This impressive plug-in hybrid system, developed and produced by BMW, enables a range of up to 37 kilometers (23 miles) in the EU test cycle and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph) on electric power alone. BMW has developed the performance car that is high on the fun to drive meter. The judges of the International Engine of the Year awards 2017 vote the revolutionary BMW i8 the best for the third year in-a-row.
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