BMW i8 Supplier List

3 years ago by Eric Loveday 1

BMW i8 Supplier Inofgraphic

BMW i8 Supplier Inofgraphic via Automotive News

Automotive News brings us an infographic that shows the full list of suppliers for the new BMW i8.

BMW i8

BMW i8

BMW’s first hybrid sportscar is one of the most technologically advanced cars on the market and it comes with no surprise that an extensive list of parts suppliers were contracted by BMW to help build this state-of-art automobile.

Osram provides the headlamps for the optional laser high beams on the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid supercar. The brakes are manufactured by Brembo, U.S.-based Johnson Controls makes the Cooling Fan Module while Delphi makes the portable electric vehicle charger.

*Editor’s Note: This post appears on BMWBLOG.  Check it out here.

The i8 is built at BMW’s plant in Leipzig, Germany which recently undergone a 400 million euro upgrade to fulfill the i8 and i3 orders.

Output of the i8 is forecast to peak at more than 7,000 units in 2015, according to IHS Automotive.

BMW delivered eight i8 models fitted with laser lights to specially selected customers on June 5.

The laser high-beams on both models offer a bright white light that extends about twice as far as LED high-beams. Because of their intensity, they only work above 60kph — and when sensors detect no other light ahead. The lasers can’t be used to flash, and, indeed, won’t be offered in the United States because they far exceed brightness standards.

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One response to "BMW i8 Supplier List"

  1. Thomas J. Thias says:

    Hi Eric, paraphrasing Your Copy-

    ‘The Stunning Cadillac ELR Extended Range Electric Luxury Coupe is one of the most techically advanced Super Luxury Coupes on the market and it comes with no surprise that an extensive list of parts suppliers were contracted by Cadillac to help build this state-of-art automobile.’

    Suppliers to the Stunning Cadillac ELR ERELC.

    Link Goes To AutoNews

    http://www.autonews.com/assets/PDF/CA9442251.PDF

    The Cadillac ELR ERELC’s tight marketing position as an Electric Vehicle with Extened Range capabilities allows aquisition of a His and Hers version for the cost of just one BMW i8!

    Fuel Economy, that is miles traveled vs gas burned, is approaching 150 MPG for some owners based on recovered OnStar Data!

    …Plus about a buck a day Electric Fuel!
    (.12¢ kWh, 35 miles a day, U.S. Fed average daily drive.)

    Link Goes To OnStar Recovered Data Site – Volt Stats/ELR

    http://www.voltstats.net/ELR

    Great article Eric! The #EV2ndWave OEM offerings are realy beginning to multiply like rabbits!

    Hope my enhancement were more enlightening than annoying!

    Best-

    Thomas J. Thias