After a “Green Steering Wheel“, a BMW i3 now also wins a “Golden Steering Wheel” awarded by “Auto Bild” and “Bild am Sonntag”.

Posted on 11. Nov, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Munich. This is what tolerable success looks like.
The BMW i3 has won a 2016 “Golden Steering Wheel”, creation it the
initial indication holding partial in a foe organized jointly by “Auto
Bild” and “Bild am Sonntag” to have perceived a endowment for a second
time in approval of a groundbreaking lifecycle assessment. The
world’s initial ever reward car to be recognised from blemish for
quite electrically powered mobility, a BMW i3 initial perceived the
“Green Steering Wheel” for being a “best new environment-friendly
car” in 2013, even before a marketplace launch. In a meantime, a BMW
i3 (combined fuel consumption: 0.0 l/100 km, total CO2 emissions:
0 g/km) has taken to a highway to denote a qualities. With
locally emissions-free pushing pleasure and rarely fit power
consumption, a pioneering pattern and intelligent connectivity, it
tender a jury of experts in a array of complete practical
tests. They comparison a BMW i3 as a leader of a 2016 “Golden
Steering Wheel” in a “Alternative Drives” category, with a award
presented yesterday during a gratifying celebration hold during a Axel Springer
edition residence in Berlin.

First awarded in 1976, a “Golden Steering Wheel” is one of a most
prestigious awards in a European automotive sector. Now in a 41st
year, a foe primarily concerned 36 stream models being voted
on by repository readers in Germany and 20 other European countries. The
BMW i3 finished initial in a difficulty in all 21 countries. The 21
reader favourites were afterwards put to a poison exam by a jury of
specialists that enclosed racing drivers, designers, technicians,
digital experts, editors-in-chief and readers. Based on endless test
drives and minute comparisons, a 57-strong general panel
afterwards went on to name endowment winners in any of a 6 categories,
with “Alternative Drives” being introduced as a difficulty for a first
time this year. Here again, a BMW i3 was a transparent winner, receiving
a top measure from 5 out of a 7 groups of experts.

Having now been on open roads all over a universe for 3 years,
a BMW i3 demonstrates how quite electrically powered and therefore
locally emissions-free mobility can be total with hallmark brand
pushing pleasure. Ever given a marketplace launch, a BMW i3 has been
a world’s many successful electric car in a reward compact
segment. In Norway, for example, a BMW i3 has been a top-selling
car of a whole BMW indication operation given 2015. In Germany its
marketplace share for this year to date is 20.2 per cent. Globally, almost
85% of BMW i3 business are new to BMW.

In multiple with resource-friendly materials and production
techniques, a car’s model-specific facilities make for a holistic
sustainability judgment that won a “Green Steering Wheel” early on,
along with countless other awards, and a indication still stays unique
in a automotive zone to this day. At a marketplace launch, a BMW i3
was a initial car with a TÜV-certified lifecycle comment that
is during slightest one third improved than that of automobiles powered and
constructed in a required manner.

The imagination gained in a growth of BMW i automobiles is now
used for record send to a core BMW Group brands. In addition
to a use of CFRP in a physique structure of a new BMW 7 Series, this
is quite reflected in a formation of eDrive record in
a BMW iPerformance models with plug-in hybrid drive. After a BMW
iPerformance models of a BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, a BMW 3
Series Sedan, a BMW X5, a BMW 7 Series and a BMW X1 xDrive25Le
iPerformance grown exclusively for a Chinese automotive market,
a new BMW 5 Series Sedan with plug-in hybrid expostulate will also be
launched in a open of 2017. The initial plug-in hybrid indication of the
MINI code is due to follow in 2017.

Consistent swell in a area of eDrive record further
increases a interest of a BMW i3. The BMW i3 (94 Ah) with extended
battery ability (combined fuel consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; combined
energy consumption: 12.6 kWh/100 km; total CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)
achieves a operation of adult to 200 kilometres in bland conditions and a
operation of adult to 300 kilometres in a customary cycle. This surpasses
a BMW i3 (60 Ah) – that is still accessible – by some-more than 50 per cent.


For serve sum on central fuel expenditure figures, official
specific CO2 emissions and energy expenditure of new cars, greatfully refer
to a “Manual on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power
expenditure of new cars”, accessible during all sales outlets, from
Deutschen Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760
Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at
ManualCO2 (PDF ‒ 2.7 MB)

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