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BMW Group Leipzig plant produces the 20,000th BMW i8 PHEV

The 20,000th BMW i8 rolled off the assembly line at the BMW Group plant in Leipzig. The vehicle, painted in sophisto gray brilliant effect, goes to a customer in Germany. The Leipzig plant has been producing the world’s most successful plug-in hybrid sports car since 2014.

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The Roadster is one of 200 vehicles that will be produced as a limited Ultimate Sophisto Edition with a view to the end of production of the BMW i8 in April.

The BMW i8, available as a roadster and coupé, is a plug-in hybrid. The second model from the BMW i brand combines the hybrid drive with a passenger cell made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) and an aluminum frame for engines, energy storage and chassis.

Outer skin parts made of ultra-light thermoplastic materials, doors in CFRP aluminum structure, the instrument panel with a supporting structure made of magnesium and its aerodynamic design emphasize the focus on lightweight construction and efficiency with maximum driving dynamics.

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