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24 June 2014
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The new BMW i8 at Goodwood Speed Festival

The new BMW i8 at Goodwood Speed Festival
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    The Goodwood Festival of Speed, 26-29 June 2014, will see for the first time in the UK the spectacular BMW i8 drive up the famous 1.16 mile hill, BMW’s most advanced sport car ever.



    The new BMW i8 will steer its way up Goodwood’s hill, showcasing the searing acceleration of the new plug-in hybrid sport car.

    The BMW i8 uses a three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, with a 1.5-litre capacity, in conjunction with an electric motor that takes BMW’s EfficientDynamics philosophy to a new high. Utilising both power sources enables the sprint from zero to 62mph to take just 4.4 seconds, going on to an electronically limited top speed of 155mph. All the while combined fuel consumption stands at 135mpg and CO2 emissions come in at 49g/km.

    With the introduction of optional BMW laser headlights, the BMW i8 is the world’s first production car to offer this innovative lighting technology.

    The BMW i8 launches in the UK in July 2014,  costs £99,845 OTR and will qualify for a HM Treasury Plug-In Car grant of £5,000. At the wheel of the BMW i8 in the ‘Supercar’ category will be British born factory BMW GT driver, Alexander Sims.

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