BMW i8 Roadster First Edition Handover Event Had 18 Cars


The first 18 out of 200 hybrid roadsters roll out of Munich.

The First Edition models of the i8 Roadsterhas been handed over to its 18 owners that are in the front of a long queue. These customers didn't wait too long as it was only almost three months when BMW gave the green light to make the topless version of the hybrid sports car.

The special ceremony was held at the BMW Welt in Munich, in the presence of the BMW i8 Club. Peter van Binsbergen, head of Sales and Marketing BMW Germany, handed over the keys to the delighted customers.

More about the i8 Roadster:

2019 BMW i8 Roadster First Drive: Top Down To The FutureBMW Aims To Keep i8 Roadster Sales High With Special EditionsBMW i8 Roadster Is A Chic 369-HP Accessory For The L.A. Scene

The BMW i8 Roadster First Edition is limited only to 200 models worldwide. To differentiate these cars, an exclusive interior plate is added to each of the car's interior, specifically at the driver's side of the center console. It has a limited edition numbering (e.g. 1 of 200), which gives identity to the sports car as a genuine collector's item.

The first 18 cars, on the other hand, has more to brag about as their plaques have another set of numbering (e.g. 1 of 18). Special interior options are also available, such as ceramic applications for operating controls, dry-carbon interior trim, Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system, and the BMW i8 logo projected in the footwell. Talk about exclusivity.

Several BMW heads were also present at the event, including Christian Ach, head of Sales and Direct Business BMW Germany, Dr. Robert Irlinger, head of the BMW i Product Line, Project Manager Rainer Rump, and Robert Forrest, the designer of the BMW i8 Roadster.

"The BMW i8 Roadster represents many things that are unique about BMW: fascinating design, visionary technology and sustainable mobility, but, particularly, emotion and sheer driving pleasure," says Peter van Binsbergen.

The new BMW i8 Roadster owners heads Lake Como in Italy for the Concorso d'Eleganza while driving in convoy. The 18 First Editions will be displayed on the grounds of the Villa Erba.

Source: BMW


More Related News

2021 BMW 4 Series shows its nose less than a week before its debut
2021 BMW 4 Series shows its nose less than a week before its debut

BMW published a dark preview image that shows the radically new 4 Series in the metal for the first time. "Everybody who loves BMW will get used to it," Domagoj Dukec, BMW's head of design, told Autoblog. BMW will introduce the next-generation 4 Series online on June 2, 2020, at 6 p.m. Munich time.

Mexico's auto industry restart builds, but Ford, VW, Audi still waiting

Mexico's auto industry reopening picked up pace on Tuesday, with Fiat Chrysler and BMW joining peers in gradually dusting off operations even as the wait for approvals slowed the return of Ford and other companies. Fiat Chrysler on Tuesday began reopening two facilities in the central Mexican city of Toluca after a gradual restart of its operations in the northern city of Saltillo a day earlier, said a company spokesman. The third, Ford, said on Tuesday it was working closely with the government to comply with health protocols.

2021 BMW 5 Series brings 48V mild hybrid tech, more powerful PHEV
2021 BMW 5 Series brings 48V mild hybrid tech, more powerful PHEV

BMW lifted the sheet off its updated 2021 5 Series late Tuesday, showing off a series of styling revisions, an overhauled plug-in hybrid model and some refinement tweaks to the lineup's powertrain offerings. Like the rest of BMW's lineup, the new 5 Series receives the brand's controversial new kidney grille design, albeit with slightly less drama than some of the proposed concepts. While the plug-in hybrid 530e is getting a pretty healthy dose of additional power, the 530i, 540i and M550i models are carrying on essentially unchanged, with 248, 335 and 523 horsepower, respectively.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply


Top News: Latin America