BMW India celebrated World Environment Day with the BMW i8, the most progressive sports car of the twenty first century, driving on the streets of Delhi with the ‘FAME India Eco Drive 2015’.
Sportingly Individual, Powerfully Attractive, Sustainably Pioneering: the BMW i8 was the highlight among 46 hybrid and electric vehicles present at the rally and 14 vehicles displayed at ‘FAME India Eco Drive 2015’.
Mr. 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. At BMW, we are constantly working to create cutting-edge mobility solutions for the future. 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.”
Brand name: BMW
Price: Rs. 1.3 cr (estimated)
Engine Type: 3 cylinder, turbo petrol, with electric motor and power generator
Fuel economy: 45kmpl(overall)
Maximum Power: 357bhp (combined)
Maximum Torque: 57.06kgm (combined)
0-100kmph: 4.5 seconds
Layout: RWD (petrol engine), FWD (electric motor)
Gear box: 6-speed auto (petrol engine) 2-speed auto (electric motor)
Length x width x height: 4689x1942x1293mm
Kerb Weight: 1490g
Fuel tank: 42 litres