Sunday, 14 April 2019
Books – Mahmoud Amin:
The Bavarian Automotive Group, the BMW and MINI brand dealers in Egypt, has introduced the BMW i8 Sport Hybrid officially for the first time in the domestic market and the Middle East and North Africa.
The new car was unveiled at a ceremony attended by Minister of Commerce and Industry Amr Nassar, representing the Prime Minister, EU Ambassador Ivan Sorkosh, Farid Al-Tobji, Chairman of the Bavarian Group, Conrad Baumgartner, Regional Sales Manager, and Mohammed Al-Ghazali Harb, BMW i.
This came a few days after the meeting, which brought together a delegation from the World Bank and representatives of the Bavarian Group, in which Farid Al-Tobaji, Chief Executive of Bavaria, confirmed that the group is preparing for the necessary transformation of electric vehicles. Pointing to the preparations that the company worked on for two years to equip maintenance centers and qualify technicians to deal with electric technology, so as to ensure the success of electric car technology in Egypt.
The BMW i8 comes into the Egyptian market with two different coupe and roster models. Both are equipped with two 1.5 liter engines with a 231 hp turbocharger, a maximum of 320 Newton meters, a 143 hp electric power and a maximum torque of 250 Nm , Together generate a miraculous force of 374 hp and a maximum torque of 570 Nm.
The i8 can travel 35 kilometers at a speed of up to 120 kilometers per hour, depending on the power only, and the 11.6-kilowatt lithium battery extended in the interior of the car can be charged from the home power source or through the electric vehicle charging stations.
The interior of the car is designed with a sporty design that is in line with the revolutionary exterior design, featuring heated, adjustable seats in more than one electric direction, an electrically controlled steering wheel and a back seat support.
The car is also equipped with an intelligent information system that can be controlled with an 8.8-inch touch screen that supports Apple CarPlay, but is not equipped with Android Auto support.
The BMW sports car is equipped with standard safety features at the forefront, front impact warning, automatic brake system, rear parking sensors, and a front and rear camera.
The official price of the new BMW i8 Coupe is two million and 750,000 pounds, with the price of the rudest version with a folding roof of two million and 990.000 pounds.