BMW M3/M4/i3/i8 LaunchParty-Thurs.,June 5th, 2014@BMW Toronto
By Raeka Ravi and A.J. Lam, Photography by A.J. Lam
BMW M3, M4, i3+ i8 Launch Event
On Thursday June 5th, 2014, BMW Toronto unveiled BMW’s newest line of cars known at the “i” brand in addition to its latest M3 sedan and all-new M4 coupe. With an i3 model and i8 sports model, this line of Hybrid cars combine a combustion engine with an electric drive system for a one of a kind driving experience with low fuel consumption and gas emission. The newest M3 sedan and all-new M4 coupe are the latest examples of the epitome of BMW’s “Ultimate Driving Machines” with a high-revving six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology producing a maximum of 431 hp, leading to 0-100 km/h times of 4.1 seconds with the optional seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission.
The event kicked off with an open bar cocktail reception complete with gourmet food stations, photo booth and, of course, all the new M3, M4 and “i” models on display.
The highlight of the night was definitely the BMW i8 Hybrid car, complete with scissor doors, futuristic body and advanced technology. The supercharged 3 cylinder petrol engine/electric motor is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, has an official fuel consumption of 2.5 L/100km and is capable of traveling 35km purely on the electric motor and has a range of 500km combined.
All in all it was a great night and am looking forward to seeing these new M and i cars on the road in the near future!!