BMW-branded automobiles are regarded as being some of the few engineering forms close to perfection, but the letters stand for something less boisterous and more good-natured: Bavarian Motor Works.
Today BMW's are among the most popular cars available in the South African market. Drivers appreciate BMW for the wide range of vehicles the company offers. Nowadays, BMW produces everything from high performance sports cars to spacious SUVs, to grand luxury cars and family wagons. The BMWs today feature the same levels of innovation, performance, and luxury that made BMW one of the most successful European automotive brands in history.
The BMW brand is internationally recognised as being a quality producer of stylish vehicles that offer the performance of a powerful sports car coupled with the luxury of an elegant European luxury sedan. Many of the models that have been introduced in the popular 3 Series, 5 Series, and 7 Series throughout the years have come to define the very segment of the vehicle market it inhabits.
Latest News 2014 BMW i8 Ready for Production
The 2014 BMW i8 is finally ready for production, and is expected to arrive in dealerships in Spring 2014. When it hits showroom floors, the i8 hybrid will be BMWs second most expensive car, behind the 2014 BMW 760Li sedan, which starts north of $140,000, and climbs quickly. The 2014 BMW i8 will have a total output of 362 hp, with a unique hybrid system that employs a 231-hp, 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission, and sends power to the rear wheels. The 131 hp electric motor opts for a two-speed transmission, and is used to power the front wheels. The result? A very fast hybrid; BMW claims a very impressive 0-60 mph time of just 4.5 seconds.
The BMW i8 is make of a carbon fibre structure, and is covered with aluminium body panels, helping it keep weight down. The 2014 i8 will also boast a near 50:50 front-to-rear weight distribution, and will tip the scales at a very light 3,285 pounds. Fuel economy is not yet available. The 2014 i8 will be able to travel up to 22 miles on purely electric power, or hit up to 75 mph. We'll be expecting more details closer to launch. Does the 2014 BMW i8 intrigue you?
Source: BMW September 10, 2013