Is the BMW i8 already sold out?

Is the BMW i8 already sold out?

According to a recent Reuters report from the LA auto Show, BMW’s global sales chief, Ian Robertson was quoted as stating that the Bavarian automakers had already sold out their entire annual production run of the new BMW i8 model – an unsurprising response, perhaps, for an innovative electric supercar under the helm of the manufacturing giants that are BMW. The i8 is certainly gorgeous both in function and appearance, with its modern yet familiar bodywork and impressive speeds for a hybrid, but can the i8 really and truly have sold out?

The answer – much to the joy of hybrid and supercar enthusiasts alike – is no. As it turns out, Robertson’s claims were a little ill considered and merely refer to BMW’s sales projections for the i8 as opposed to actual sales. The i8 is one of many models of supercar that is paving the way for a far greener generation of sports cars and supercars and BMW will need to do everything in their power to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for high-performing eco cars. The automakers are set to build up to 1,900 i8 coupé models in 2014 and over 5,000 in 2015 and these are all sure to sell as quickly as the first lot.

While we can’t be sure of exact sales figures, the makers had apparently already received in excess of 10,000 orders before it had even made its way onto the market! So while the new i8 model is certainly in demand, it isn’t entirely unavailable – yet.