BMW to increase i8 production image

The German based automaker BMW will be increasing the production of the i8 in order to reduce the waiting time for the impressive ride.

Despite not being exactly what you may call cheap, the BMW i8 is seeing a huge popularity and a lot of orders have been placed for the model in question but because of this, the waiting list is quite high. In order to cope with the high demand for the model, the car manufacturer will be increasing its production, momentarily at least, until demand will be satisfied.

“We need to find ways to increase i8 production because the waiting lists in some markets are getting too long”, said Ian Robertson, the BMW sales and marketing chief, to Automotive News Europe.

The waiting list for the BMW i8 stands at 18 months, at this time, despite its 136,000 USD asking price. The “green” sports car is packing a hybrid synchronous motor, with 131 HP (86 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque, and it can be ordered with the range extender too, the 1.5 liter I3 turbo, with 228 HP (170 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque. The total output produced is 357 HP (266 kW) and 570 Nm (420 lb-ft) of torque.