BMW unveils i8 car At Rs.2.3 Cr

BMW unveils i8 car At Rs.2.3 Cr
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Luxury carmaker BMW on Wednesday introduced its costliest car in the country by rolling out the \'i8\' sports car, which also is its first model hybrid car. At Rs 2.29 crore (ex-showroom Mumbai), BMW i8 is also the first offering from the German car major\'s sub-brand \'i\', which focuses on sustainable mobility and hi-tech car development.

Luxury carmaker BMW on Wednesday introduced its costliest car in the country by rolling out the 'i8' sports car, which also is its first model hybrid car. At Rs 2.29 crore (ex-showroom Mumbai), BMW i8 is also the first offering from the German car major's sub-brand 'i', which focuses on sustainable mobility and hi-tech car development.

The machine sports a 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 131-hp electric engine, offering a combined power of 266 hp, a combined mileage of 47 kmpl and can gain a speed of 230 km. It also sports a regenerative breaking system, which is another first for the company.
Brought in from Germany as a completely built unit (CBU) the i8 is Rs 2.3 crore showpiece only the ultra rich can afford. Launching the car, BMW Group India president Philipp von Sahr said the new machine, so far sold over 18,000 units worldwide, is the symbol of change and innovation from BMW and is positioned to help the government achieve its ambitious target of over 7 million electric cars on road by 2020 under the national electric mobility mission.
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