SINGAPORE – BMW Asia and Performance Motors Ltd have jointly delivered the first plug-in-hybrid BMW i8 sports car at the BMW Facility and Service Centre located at 303 Alexandra Road.
The first man in Singapore to receive the BMW i8 is Alan Lim, Managing Director, from Chuan Lim Construction Pte Ltd. During the delivery ceremony, Lim expressed his excitement in becoming the first person in Singapore to own a BMW i8: “I am elated to be the first to collect the new BMW i8 here in Singapore. I have been waiting for this remarkable vehicle to arrive after having read about the wonders and specifications of this electric car. This amazing BMW i8 is a gift to my wife.”
“Today marks an exciting day for BMW Asia as we make a milestone step towards furthering sustainable mobility with the BMW i8, the plug-in hybrid sports car made of carbon-fibre- reinforced-plastic,” said Mr Axel Pannes, Managing Director of BMW Group Asia.
“We congratulate Mr. Alan Lim in becoming the first to own a BMW i8 in Singapore. The BMW i8 is truly an auto engineering masterpiece. Not only does it have the power and speed of a sports car, it is highly fuel efficient and has low CO2 emissions,” said Alex Yap, Managing Director of Performance Motors Ltd.
The BMW i8, which is the first BMW plug-in hybrid sports car built with the revolutionary LifeDrive architecture and advanced lightweight material like carbon-fibre-reinforced-plastic (CFRP). It features the latest BMW EfficientDynamics technology, including a rear-mounted 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, and a hybrid synchronous electric motor that can channel power to its front wheels, during which it is capable of delivering zero tailpipe emissions. When activated concurrently, the BMW i8 is capable of producing up to 362 hp and 570 Nm that can propel the car from 0-100km/h in just 4.4 seconds. Yet, the BMW i8 has the fuel economy and emissions better than a small car at an amazing 47km per litre (2.1litres per 100km) as per average EU test cycle.