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CNBC-TV18 OVERDRIVE Awards 2016: BMW i8 wins Technology of the Year

Team OD  /
09 Dec 2015

The i8 has been a revolution of sorts. It is the first sportscar to use comprehensive hybrid technology not just in the effort to be environmentally conscious but also to create a sense of excitement for the driver. It may pack a small 3-cylinder petrol engine but don't let that fool you. Electric motors help boost the engine's already impressive 221PS to a total of 362PS. Combine that with a breathtaking, space-age design and the i8 becomes a very special car indeed. BMW's bold decision to use fuel saving hybrid technology as a performance booster is an award winning move.

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The 2016 CNBC TV18 OVERDRIVE Awards were judged by a panel of experts on a range of criteria (read more about our judging methodology here) including how well the machines suit the role, value for the money they demand and also how involving they are to drive. No matter the category, we at OVERDRIVE value driver/rider involvement. A vehicle has to put a smile on its pilot's face, no matter the power or price and that's definitely one of the criteria in our judging process.

Also see:

BMW i8 hybrid sportscar road test review

2014 BMW i8 first drive

BMW i8 powertrain explained

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