We are aware that several manufacturers are using South Africa for hot weather testing. These include dust tests as well as gravel road tests. Recently BMW’s new 2 Series Active Tourer was spotted in George with several Mini models and other readers have spotted almost the entire Porsche range undergoing testing in the Western Cape and Mpumalanga.
Now CAR readers in the Northern Cape have captured BMW’s i8 hybrid sports car. Although the car has already been shown, these two cars illustrate the closest version yet to the production car we have seen. The pictures show one black – or dark blue – unit from the front and a second white one from the rear.
The car will be launched in the coming months and a total of 20 units have been allocated to the South African market. The BMW i8 is said to arrive during the fourth quarter of this year.