Golf star Rory McIlroy takes the BMW i8 for a ride

BMW i | September 5th, 2014 by 0
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As the 2014 BMW Championship revs up at Cherry Hill Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., 2012 BMW Championship winner Rory McIlroy hopped in …

As the 2014 BMW Championship revs up at Cherry Hill Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., 2012 BMW Championship winner Rory McIlroy hopped in the revolutionary plug-in hybrid BMW i8 to reflect on his incredible season.  Each of the top 70 players on the PGA TOUR at the BMW Championship received a BMW to drive for the week. McIlroy stood out in the BMW i8 and the other players were given a BMW 7 Series, the flagship sedan, to drive for the week.

During the 2014 BMW Championship tournament play, the BMW i8 is the featured hole-in-one vehicle on the 15th hole and is on display in the BMW Experience.  The first player to score a hole-in-one on the 15th hole during the tournament will receive the BMW i8.

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With its futuristic design and groundbreaking technology, the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid vehicle is the world’s most forward-looking sports car made with carbon fiber. The BMW i8 is offers an exhilarating driving experience, going from 0-60mph in just 4.2 seconds.  The BMW i8 will be available in the U.S. in early autumn of 2014 at a base MSRP of $135,700.

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