The BMW i8 might be a relative newcomer to the electric car market, but it has already made a huge impression. In fact, it recently took home the World Green Car award at the New York Auto Show—the climax of a campaign that started all the way back at the Paris Motor Show last year. The award honors the greatest new green car on the global market, so it’s impressive that the i8 has ascended to this height so soon.
Five “green experts” chose the BMW i8 as the winner at the New York Auto Show, honoring its powertrain, capabilities, and overall luxury experience as reasons it was put over the top as the winner.
“The BMW i8 gasoline hybrid looks so cool, it should be the icon for all ‘Green’ cars,” the judges said. “It inspires Green Passion…The i8 adds so much enjoyment to a sensible lifestyle that it needs to be recognized as a great Green Car.”
The BMW i8, the first plug-in hybrid made by BMW, proves that BMW usually gets things right the first time. It’s got a 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine and can get up to 155 mph, and can even go from 0 to 100 km/hr in just 4.4 seconds. So come see us here at JMK BMW to learn more about the new BMW i8 or i3 today!