BMW i8 marks attendance at Fame India Eco Drive 2015, celebrates World Environment Day

BMW i8 marks attendance at Fame India Eco Drive 2015, celebrates World Environment Day New BMW i8
author image Nikhil Puthran
Saturday 06 June 2015, 14:28 PM

BMW’s i8 has been the winner of the coveted title ‘World Green car of the Year’. On this World Environment Day, the India Eco Drive 2015 would indeed be incomplete without the i8’s presence. The Delhi event witnessed participation of over 45 electric and hybrid variants. The BMW i8 indeed outshone among 14 vehicles that had been put up on display.

BMW i8

Speaking more on the occasion, Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India said, “The world we live in is changing and a changing world constantly demands new ideas. The global automotive industry is witnessing a paradigm shift from the conventional combustion engine to sustainable mobility solutions. And, so is India. This iconic change is inevitable…With growing urbanization and increasing environmental challenges, the BMW i8 is the perfect solution to the mobility needs of the Indian luxury consumer living in the upcoming megacities of the country. We strongly support platforms like the ‘FAME Eco Drive Rally’ which encourage mass scale adoption of green mobility.”

The BMW i8 gets a 1.5 Liter three-cylinder turbo petrol engine that effectively generates about 231 Bhp of power, whereas the electric engine is capable of generating an additional 131 Hp. In total, the vehicle effectively generates about 362 Hp that allows the vehicle to attain o-100kmph in just about 4.4 Seconds. The car retails for a price tag of around Rs. 2.29 Crores.

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