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      04-02-2015, 01:53 PM   #1
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BMW i8 presented with the World Green Car Award

April 2, 2015

Sports car with pathbreaking overall concept repeats the BMW i3s success of the previous year.

Munich/New York. For the second time in succession BMW i clinched victory at the World Car Awards in the category World Green Car. Following the success of the purely electrically driven BMW i3 the previous year, the BMW i8 was awarded this prestigious award at the New York International Auto Show. The sports car's combination of groundbreaking plug-in hybrid drive technology and innovative lightweight construction together with its avant-garde design was honoured by the international jury at the World Car Awards. The BMW i8 was also one of the finalists in the category World Luxury Car at the World Car Awards 2015, thereby underlining its special position.

I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of the team in Munich, says Dr. Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW, speaking at the Award Ceremony in New York. The BMW i8 represents the future with its unique lightweight construction and unrivalled connectivity. To win this award for the second year in a row shows that our BMW i products are truly leading the world.

The BMW i8 is the first plug-in hybrid vehicle manufactured by the BMW Group. It combines the performance of a sports car with the fuel consumption and emission figures of a subcompact vehicle. The BMW i8 can be driven up to 37 kilometres under electric power alone, accelerate in the style of a purebred sports car and yet its average consumption is that of a subcompact car. Its 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, equipped with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, is combined with an electric motor. The battery can be charged at a conventional power outlet, at a charging station or simply while driving. The system performance of the BMW i8 is 266 kW/362 hp and it accelerates in just 4.4 seconds to 100 km/h from a standing start (combined fuel consumption: 2.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 49 g/km)*. The extensive use of innovative materials, as well as the i8's energy-efficient production processes also underline the overall, future-oriented concept. The optional laser headlights and the services developed specifically for electro mobility by the BMW ConnectedDrive team are further proof of the progressive direction taken by the BMW i8.

Since 2005, the World Car Awards have been presented annually at the start of the New York International Auto Show and are among the most important international prizes to be won in the automotive sector. The jury is composed of 75 journalists from more than 20 countries. Each summer before the award ceremony, the models nominated in each category are announced, from which an Expert Committee or the jurors nominate five vehicles in each category (World Car Design of the Year and World Green Car) or ten vehicles (World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car). From these, the jury selects the three finalists in the run-up to the Geneva Motor Show, before the winners are finally announced in New York.

The BMW i8 is the BMW Group's third model to be honoured with the World Green Car Award at the World Car Awards, following the BMW 118d in 2008, which represented the BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy, and the BMW i3 the previous year.

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While merc got 3 awards. Gratz BM
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I remember the days where BMW was dominating with its V10.

I know BMW i8 is a great car...but it seems that good days are behind...

Esp with all FWD cars that are coming....
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The C-class is world car of the year -_- ? I know it's a great car but it's deff not THAT great.

Either way, kudos to Mercedes Benz. They swept majority of the awards.
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I didn't think the C class was all that great. The S class however is the final word in luxury, unbelievably comfortable with an insane surround sound system. The 7 series will never be able to compete with Mercedes' flagship
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The BMW i8 is the first plug-in hybrid vehicle manufactured by the BMW Group. It combines the performance of a sports car with the fuel consumption and emission figures of a subcompact vehicle. The BMW i8 can be driven up to 37 kilometres under electric power alone, accelerate in the style of a purebred sports car and yet its average consumption is that of a subcompact car.
Well, these people have to be getting their information from somewhere. My guess is BMW marketing is still pushing this lie.
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I didn't think the C class was all that great. The S class however is the final word in luxury, unbelievably comfortable with an insane surround sound system. The 7 series will never be able to compete with Mercedes' flagship
The next generation 7 series already lost to the S Class, before it was even released.
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The i8 is probably purchased by people that regularly do not drive it for economy. The standardized tests do, or at least they do not drive it at best speed. That is what is the basis for the mileage listed. In the USA, there's always the disclaimer, your results may differ. And, wait until it warms up some...cold weather definitely affects the distance you can drive.
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I'm sorry, I would pick a p85d over the i8 for this award
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I'm sorry, I would pick a p85d over the i8 for this award
I wonder if the environmental impact of production of a Tesla is as low as what BMW is doing with the i8/i3 line.
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The i8 is probably purchased by people that regularly do not drive it for economy. The standardized tests do, or at least they do not drive it at best speed. That is what is the basis for the mileage listed. In the USA, there's always the disclaimer, your results may differ. And, wait until it warms up some...cold weather definitely affects the distance you can drive.
I live in Southern California. I have driven it in the 70-85 F range. I get, at best, 14 miles on electric.

I wanted a sports car that got good gas mileage and was the car of the future. I also wanted a car I could tool around in when I have a few short trips in town that I could run solely on electric.

I have the former but because of BMW's lies, I don't have the latter. BMW's only disclaimer is to use the words "up to" on some of its literature. And it continues to lie since even in Europe the car doesn't come close to 35 kms.
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The next generation 7 series already lost to the S Class, before it was even released.
Because the 7 Series isn't designed to compete with the S Class.

Two words: "Rolls Royce."
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The next generation 7 series already lost to the S Class, before it was even released.
Because the 7 Series isn't designed to compete with the S Class.

Two words: "Rolls Royce."
The 7 series was ALWAYS the S Class competitor. NOW they are saying that BMW will make an 8 Series to be the S Class fighter or something. Rolls Royce is Maybachs competitor, not the S Class.. Even if Maybachs are now based off the S Class.
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Because the 7 Series isn't designed to compete with the S Class.

Two words: "Rolls Royce."
So what car is 7 series being designed to compete with now? Kia K900? New Lincoln Continental? It was always a S class and A8 competitor. Rolls is Maybach and Bentley segment.
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Well, these people have to be getting their information from somewhere. My guess is BMW marketing is still pushing this lie.
BMW CEO response: "You're driving it wrong."
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I wonder if the environmental impact of production of a Tesla is as low as what BMW is doing with the i8/i3 line.
good question. i wonder the same thing.
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The i8 is probably purchased by people that regularly do not drive it for economy. The standardized tests do, or at least they do not drive it at best speed. That is what is the basis for the mileage listed. In the USA, there's always the disclaimer, your results may differ. And, wait until it warms up some...cold weather definitely affects the distance you can drive.
I live in Southern California. I have driven it in the 70-85 F range. I get, at best, 14 miles on electric.

I wanted a sports car that got good gas mileage and was the car of the future. I also wanted a car I could tool around in when I have a few short trips in town that I could run solely on electric.

I have the former but because of BMW's lies, I don't have the latter. BMW's only disclaimer is to use the words "up to" on some of its literature. And it continues to lie since even in Europe the car doesn't come close to 35 kms.
The biggest lie, is claiming to be "Born Electric"
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Because the 7 Series isn't designed to compete with the S Class.

Two words: "Rolls Royce."
What? so I don't want an S class...I want a Rolls Royce?

S Class vs 7 Series vs A8 as always been and if there is an 8 Series coming it will be against the S Coupe (previously CL)
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