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A professional golfer has managed to add a brand new ride to his garage after scoring a hole-in-one and he was rewarded with the keys to a brand new BMW i8.

If you have your eyes on the new BMW i8 but don’t know how to get yours sooner, than this news may probably upset you, considering the fact that it involves giving away such a vehicle. According to the German based automaker, professional golfer James Heath has won a brand new BMW i8 after scoring a hole-in-one at the BMW International Open, on the 16th hole, with a distance of 156 meters.

“I am blown away. I’m virtually speechless. The BMW i8 is a stunning car and worth 137.000 Euros. It more than triples the highest cheque I’ve ever made. I aimed about four yards left of the flag because of the water on the right. It pitched just past the flag and spun back in. This is my fifteenth hole in one – the second in professional tournament play – but the others pale into insignificance by comparison”, said the 31-year old professional golfer.

The BMW i8 is currently being produced in Leipzig, Germany. The sports car has a 1.5 liter I3 turbo petrol engine under its hood, rated at 228 HP (170 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque, backed up by a hybrid synchronous motor, providing 129 HP (96 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. The internal combustion unit is connected to a 6-speed automatic and the electric motor to a 2-stage automatic transmission.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 - filed under BMW, News, Other. Image credit: .
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