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.
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.