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Ludacris praises BMW i8 for Instagram [video]

Published by on May 20, 2014 in Video Leave a comment

BMW i8 Ludacris

With first deliveries scheduled to take place in June in Europe and in July in the United States, the German carmaker is putting a lot of effort into promoting their awesome supercar, the BMW i8. The car has been used at countless events lately and here’s actor and musician Ludacris singing the car’s praise “for the gram”, which, in case you’re not familiar with the term is the slang for “taking a picture or video for Instagram”. It doesn’t sound so bad and the car definitely looks great.

Just as a quick reminder, the production version of the BMW i8 was unveiled last autumn at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and production started last month. The plug-in hybrid sports car is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine combined with an electric motor, the combined power output being 357-hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. The car is equipped with a 7.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which provides all-electric operation for 23 miles (37 km). The i8 accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (75 mph in all-electric mode), while fuel efficiency is rated is 112 mpg.

BMW plans on selling the i8 in more than 50 countries, with the United States being considered the main market, but important sales are also expected in Germany, the UK and France. In the United States, the BMW i8 starts at $135,925 (including destination charge and handling fees), but the price will be lower after applying government incentives.

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