Availability in Germany
Now available! On June 6th, 2014, the first 8 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid vehicles were delivered to German customers at a special ceremony in Munich. Roland Krüger, Head of Sales and Marketing Germany for the BMW Group, and Dr. Helmut Schramm, Head of Production Electric Vehicles at Plant Leipzig, presented the customers with the keys to their new vehicles.
Japan Availability On November 15th, BMW started accepting orders for the BMW i8 in Japan, with deliveries scheduled to arrive in the summer of 2014.
At the 2013 LA Auto Show, BMW head of Sales and Marketing, Ian Robertson, said that the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car had already sold out its first year of availability. All 300 units had been accounted for. However, in 2015, ‘thousands’ of units will be available.
The 2014 BMW i8 will launch in July. First US deliveries will occur at 2014 Pebbles Concours d’Elegance On August 17.
UK Availability: Auto Express says sales will begin in July 2014. According to BMWBlog, the first year of production for the UK has already sold out, and there is now a 10 month waiting period for the next production set.
BMW i8 Availability Information
There isn’t very much detailed information on the release of the BMW i8, except that it’s aimed at late 2013 / early 2014.
The BMW i3 is slated to launch in September of 2013, and the i8 was always going to follow, so late 2013 might be wishing on a star.
2014 is safe.
BMW has also not provided info on what countries the i8 electric supercar will be available in when it launches. A member of the BMW i8 Forum from Australia said his dealer told him he could order an i8 electric supercar in 2014.
BMW i8 Spyder
Originally announced as being available in 2015, BMW has run into technical challenges with the BMW i8 Spyder. Integrating the carbon fiber reinforced structural shell into a convertible format has proved more difficult than expected. BMW has no set time frame for the i8 Spyder availability.