BMW Doubles i8 Production
20 per day. That’s the new rate of production for the $130,000-plus BMW i8
Though the daily output figure sounds small, it’s actually double the 10 per day that BMW had been pumping out.
The reason for the production increase is demand. BMW says that i8 buyers are now forced to wait 4.5 months to take delivery due to high demand. By increasing production, the automaker hopes to slash wait times in half.
One glimpse at our Scorecard shows that i8 sales in the U.S. are indeed high for such a costly vehicle. In fact, in one month alone, i8 sales totaled 204 units, a figured only bested by the Ford Focus Electric once (August 2014 with 264 units sold) since going on sale in January 2012.
Source: Automotive News Europe