BMW i8 waiting period extends to 1.5 years in some countries, India launch might get delayed to 2015
The BMW i8 hybrid sports car is seeing increased demand resulting in an 18 month waiting period in some markets.
Of the many bragging rights money can buy, there is one such achievement only a forged heart and immense audacity can fetch you; the right to boast ‘I just crashed my supercar’ followed by a smile.
BMW India is planning to mark 2014 as the year of â€śMâ€ť in India. The company has just launched their all new X3 SUV in Delhi, while Philipp Von Sahr, President, BMW Group India confirming launch of M3 sedan, M4 coupe, M5 sedan and their flagship i8 electric hybrid sports car.
Pebble Beach Concours dâ€™Elegance was where German automakers BMW presented first models of their i8 Sports Car. The first PHEV BMW i8 were delivered to customers among who were Roger Penske, racing magnate and Rick Hendrick, NASCAR Team Owner and Chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group.
BMW i8 hybrid electric sports car is the first production vehicle in the world to come with laser light. This laser light system has been developed in association with Munich based Osram.
In the month of May 2014, BMW Group registered sales of 177,741 units, a record 6.8% growth as compared to the same month last year. In the history of BMW, this is their best May ever! Apart from this, BMW have also won the race against Audi, by becoming the first car maker to deliver cars with laser powered headlights, thanks to the new i8.
Following the recent launch of 2015 BMW X5 at the hands of Sachin Tendulkar, BMW has a host of upcoming launches in the form of 7-series ActiveHybrid L, the new BMW i8 and introduction of 2015 Mini range. Besides these new launches, the company is also eager to expand their reach in the country with added emphasis on urban markets to take total outlets to 50 by end of 2015.
For day 3 at the auto expo, a Blogwork report says BMW was at the top position in terms of the volume of mentions. Mentions were around the 4 new cars â€“ BMW i8, BMW M6 Gran Coupe, BMW X5 and BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo.