BMW To Double I8 Production To Meet Demand

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
bmw to double i8 production to meet demand

Been waiting a while for your BMW i8? You might not be waiting for too much longer.

Autoblog reports production of the hybrid supercar is increasing from 10 units a day to 20. Demand for the i8 has led to waiting lists as long as four months for customers wanting to take home the $135,000 vehicle.

The i Series overall has done well for itself in 2014, BMW stating that it sold over 18,000 i3s and i8s that year; a third of those sales went to the United States. Sales of the i8 amounted to 555 units in the same period, with an additional 198 sold during the first two months of this year.

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  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Mar 30, 2015

    I'll take one just like the picture - yum.

  • Ellomdian Ellomdian on Mar 30, 2015

    Last time BMW did a low volume, good looking GT, it worked out pretty well for them. The secondary market value on it alone should be pretty impressive, assuming anyone actually sells theirs, ever. I'm just kind of sad that if the i8 follows the trend of the z8, I'm NEVER going to own one.

  • PRNDLOL PRNDLOL on Mar 30, 2015

    I saw one parked on Bloor St. Toronto's Bloor West Village last week, this trick is low slung. It was like a street scene out of Back to the Future Part II lol

  • Oldyak Oldyak on Mar 31, 2015

    I love BMW`s but the thought of the technology combined with the service cost scares the heck out of me(a 740 owner)