06 Jul '18, 10am

BMW Group Engine Plant Gears Up For New BMW i8 Roadster

Engines from BMW Group’s production plant, near Birmingham, are to power the company’s latest electrified model – the new BMW i8 Roadster, now on sale in the UK. The Midlands-based plant has been producing engines for the BMW i8 Coupe – the world’s best-selling hybrid sports car – since it first hit the roads in 2014. Now the plant will supply engines for the new BMW i8 Roadster , as well as a new version of the i8 Coupe. Exclusively produced at the Hams Hall plant, the three-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology – a winner of the International Engine of the Year Award – is combined with a hybrid electric motor to form the i8’s multi award-winning advanced plug-in hybrid drive system. The drive duo melds sports car performance qualities with the sort of fuel economy and emissions usually associated with compact models. “It’s fantastic that our plant is...

Full article: https://electriccarsreport.com/2018/07/bmw-group-engine-p...

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