World Car Awards 2015: BMW i8 is the World Green Car

Published On April 03, 2015 02:00 PM By Bala Subramaniam N for BMW at CarDekho.com

BMW i8 has been awarded the World Green Car award at the World Car Awards 2015, making this the third time BMW is getting the honour. BMW i3 won the same award in 2014 and BMW 118d won it in 2008. The i8’s groundbreaking plug-in hybrid drive technology and innovative lightweight construction together are seen as the deciding factors for the international jury for the award.

“I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of the team in Munich”, says Dr. Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW, speaking at the Award Ceremony in New York. “The BMW i8 represents the future with its unique lightweight construction and unrivalled connectivity. To win this award for the second year in a row shows that our BMW i products are truly leading the world.”

The BMW i8 is powered by 1.5-litre 3-cylidner petrol engine equipped with BMW TwinPower technology and an electric motor. The total output of i8 is 363 hp and the car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds. The i8 can be driven up to 37 kilometres under electric power alone. The battery can be charged at a conventional power outlet, at a charging station or simply while driving.

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