BMW i8: Technology of the Year Award Winner
It takes a lot to impress technology gurus, especially when it comes to innovation. Every company and brand is competing to be at the top of their class, to integrate technology and luxury and rise to the top of the pack. With such an ongoing onslaught of innovation, we are very proud that the BMW i8 picked up Autoblog’s 2014 Technology of the Year award. Why did this vehicle get such a prestigious award? Not just for one piece of technology – but for the specific way in which it integrates a whole suite of technologies.
Considered one of the best offerings that is green-technology based, people are highly anticipating the future sales of the BMW i8. Beating out nearly 50 other qualified submissions from across the industry, the panel called the BMW i8 “the car that excited us most.” This is likely because of its aesthetic appearance, also described as “a massive eye catcher.” But there is more to this car than looks alone.
Of course, if you know the BMW i8 it is easy to see why it would have been picked. With a 5-star rating, this vehicle’s performance is truly well integrated. This plug-in hybrid is considered “BMW’s most revolutionary car in decades.” With a three-cylinder turbo-charged engine with an electric motor duo that delivers a whopping 357 horsepower, this car is no pushover. With 155 miles an hour top speed and going 0 to 60 in 3.8 seconds, this car answers the question as to whether environmentally friendly can also perform. With precise steering and agile handling, it is a truly impressive effort.
If you have ever wondered where the connection between luxury, performance, and eco-friendly technology might meet, then come to your BMW dealership and see the new BMW i8 award winner for yourself!