Who Will Be the First to Own the 2014 BMW i8 Coupe in Des Moines?

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Des moines BMW i8 Coupe

Des moines BMW i8 CoupeWow is about the best word to describe this beautiful machine. BMW recently announced the specs, pricing, and release date for the 2014 i8. The car was previewed at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show and get this – it’s a plugin hybrid.

The i8 will be available in the Spring of 2014 and MSRP’s at $135,925 including destination and handling. I don’t think anyone in the metro or beyond will be disappointed with a delicious 94 mpg and the ability to run 22 miles on electric-only power. There’s no place more suited to “electric only” than Des Moines considering our amazingly low average commute.

The BMW i8 sports all wheel drive and will do an impressive 0-62 mph in 4.4 seconds. Horsepower clocks in at 362 and top speed is rated at 155 mph (which currently – only Iowa State Troopers carrying governors can approach.)

Charging will take 3.5 hours if connected to a standard outlet but if you opt for the BMW i Charging Station, the charge will only take 1.5 hours. That sounds like a deal in the long run to maximize your ability to run on electric only and save that gas money for more important things.

We’ll update our Facebook page with more on this once we get an alert that a piece has been delivered in the metro. (LIKE our page so we’ll show up in your stream of information.) Until then, dream of sleek lines and NO lines at the pump!

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