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BMW has started the first deliveries of the brand new i8 as the model in question has become the first production vehicle to get the laser lights.

The battle between BMW and Audi in the laser lights category has been won by the Bavarian based automaker as the company has recently started the delivery of the new i8, which has become the first ever production car to get the laser lights.

“In November of last year, we welcomed the first BMW i3 customers here at BMW Welt. Today, we are continuing the BMW i success story with the first eight BMW i8 customers worldwide. As ‘the first of a new era’, the BMW i8 combines the sustainable design of a carbon-fiber body with a powerful plug-in hybrid”, said Roland Kruger, the company’s Sales and Marketing boss.

The BMW i8s in question have been delivered to customers in Germany and they have been presented at a special ceremony. The vehicles have a plug-in hybrid powertrain which is made out of a 1.5 liter TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine, backed up by an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. The total output produced stands at 362 HP (266 kW) which is translated into a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint made in 4.4s and an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The average fuel consumption stands at 2.1L / 100km (134.5 mpg UK / 112 mpg US).