Leicester City FC and the BMW I8

leicester city fc and the bmw i8

We couldn’t help but wish we played for Leicester City when the news broke recently that Leicester City FC had teamed up with BMW who have supplied the players with i8 supercars to a combined value of almost £2,000,000

 

BMW delivered 19 brand new £100,000 i8’s to the King Power Stadium all in the protonic blue, a blue very close to the Leicester City colour. BMW explained that they were keen to be providing the recently worthy winners with cars they felt matched their new image.

 

Piled onto 3 transporters for delivery at the Stadium, the 19 i8’s had been built in the company factory in Leipzig. They were then shipped over from Germany and taken to a depot in Thorne, near Doncaster.

 

If you don’t know much about the i8, let us take a moment to fill you in…

 

On the outside this sexy, sleek, sports car rivals any of the other supercars with a streamlined body and striking gull wing doors, this car turns heads! But BMW have put their stamp on the supercar with BMW distinctive features such as the double kidney grill, the black stipe from bonnet to bumper consistent with all of BMW’s I models as well as the U-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights and LED rear lights.

 

If you’re not impressed already then finding out this car is actually an electric car may just leave you a little speechless. The performance is astounding too, with just 4.4-second 0-62mph, and the handling is as good as the very best sports cars. The engine is a petrol-electric hybrid and official figures state an average fuel consumption rating of 134.5mpg, and CO2 is 49g/km.

 

If you’d like to join the Leicester City team in driving a BMW i8 why not get in touch? Cocoon Vehicles offer the BMW i8 on lease along with many other cars, to suit all budgets. Simply call 01332 290173 or complete the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

 

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