After 6 years of production run which started back in 2014, BMW is finally bidding farewell to its i8 plug-in Hybrid sports car lineup. Many auto enthusiasts say they already saw it coming since the German automaker had initially planned to stop producing the BMW i8 since April this year but couldn’t do so because of the COVID-19 disruptions. Fast forward to June 2020, the auto giant is finally rolling out its very last BMW i8 Roadster from the company’s plant in Leipzig, Germany.
BMW says goodbye to the i8 plug-in Hybrid sports car lineup with a final Roadster that comes with Portiamo Blue paint
Sometimes in 2018, we published about a viral video of a woman that crashed her BMW i8 backward, causing an absolute mishappen rear end of the car. Well, that video could be even more harrowing to watch now in 2020 since the BMW i8 has become a “rare gem” as of today. It is probably the last car anyone would ever want to see involved in a crash following the current end of production for the model.
According to BMWBLOG, this last unit of the BMW i8 is a Roadster sports car finished in beautiful Portiamo Blue paint and could be the only unit of the i8 that will ever get such a paint job directly from the factory. The production run for the BMW i8 lasted 6 years during which 20,500 units were reportedly produced. The last 18 samples benefited from top-notch customization which makes them perfect for a final send-off.
You will probably never see another BMW i8 being made after the year 2020 because its production has officially ended
The BMW i8 was first unveiled back in the year 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and then in 2014, the automaker began rolling out the electrified sports car in mass. It was offered in both 2-door Coupe and 2-door Roadster body style up until the end of its production run now in 2020.
If you are interested in knowing more about the BMW i8 sports car, check out the video below;
BMW i8 coupe in-depth - Carbuyer