BMW i8 hybrid sports car to end production next month

BMW i8 hybrid sports car to end production next month

Iconic hybrid sports car will bow out six years after it hit the market.

BMW has confirmed production of its iconic i8 will end next month.

Originally introduced in 2014, the plug-in hybrid sports car set the world alight with its futuristic design and cutting-edge powertrain technology.

It will now bow out after a respectable six-year production run, making way for the next generation of fully electric BMW vehicles including the iX3, i4 and iNext.  BMW says more than 20,000 examples of the car, available in coupe and convertible forms, have been sold in that time.

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Signalling the end of production is the limited-run Ultimate Sophisto Edition, of which just 200 examples will be made. Revealed last year, this version of the car features copper trim detailing as well as badging signifying its limited status.

Though BMW has not yet confirmed a direct successor to the i8, it’s thought a new all-electric sports car inspired by the M Next concept could be in development. This is unlikely to arrive on the market in the foreseeable future, however.

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