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AUTO NEWS – BMW i8 Final Sophisto Version means curtains for the hybrid supercar

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BMW i8 Final Sophisto Version means curtains for the hybrid supercar


BMW has introduced it is going to stop manufacturing of the i8 subsequent yr. To mark the event, the German model has constructed a particular version model of the plug-in hybrid sports activities automobile, known as the i8 Final Sophisto Version. Restricted to only 200 items globally, the run-out particular version might be out there from November 2019 in each Coupe and Roadster physique types.

The BMW i8 Final Sophisto Version contains a set of light-weight, copper-coloured 20-inch alloy wheels, gloss black brake calipers, clear rear gentle lenses and recent gloss black trim for the tailgate. Its bodywork is completed in unique “Sophisto Gray Good Impact” paint, which is accented by a spread of copper highlights.

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Inside, the restricted version BMW i8 contains a pair of leather-based sports activities seats, an Anthracite- colored headliner, a head-up show and a Harmon Kardon stereo system. It additionally comes with a pair of distinctive treadplates, stamped with the ‘Final Sophisto Version’ brand, in addition to a numbered plaque for the centre console.

The restricted version BMW i8 options the identical plug-in hybrid powertrain as the usual automobile, which contains a turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine and an electrical motor, producing a mixed output of 369bhp and 570Nm of torque. Its efficiency is similar, with a 0–62mph time of 4.Four seconds and a high pace of 155mph.

BMW seems to be set to switch the i8 in 2021, with a brand new automobile previewed by the Imaginative and prescient M NEXT idea. The prototype PHEV sports activities automobile contains a new hybrid system, comprising a small-displacement supercharged four-cylinder petrol engine and an electrical motor, for a mixed output of 592bhp. BMW claims a high pace of 186mph and a 0–62mph time of three seconds.

BMW has additionally introduced a restricted version model of the 181bhp all-electric i3, known as the Version RoadStyle. It’s restricted to 1,000 items worldwide and options the identical gray and copper color scheme because the particular version i8. It additionally will get a brand new kidney grille, recent 20-inch alloy wheels, and a brown leather-based inside, embroidered with the “Version RoadStyle” brand.

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AUTO NEWS – BMW i8 Final Sophisto Version means curtains for the hybrid supercar
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