The Hills are alive with the sound of…i8

The Hills are alive with the sound of…i8

Arrowtown’s most famous resident, golfing fanatic, and philanthropist, Sir Micheal Hill has taken delivery of a a new BMW i8 hybrid supercar, one of five customer cars now in the country.

His new BMW was one of the very first customer shipments of the i8 into New Zealand, there are now three cars in the North Island and two located in the South Island.

The car will no doubt become a familiar sight around The Hills, the Arrowtown PGA golf course created and owned by Hill, which has also recently hosted the BMW New Zealand Open.

Hill says he “simply had to have one” after first seeing an i8 on a visit to BMW Head Office in Auckland last year.

“The aesthetics of the vehicle are spellbinding, it quite literally is a work of art and the design of the i8 is the finest shape I have ever seen. In my opinion, it rivals the beauty of any Italian masterpiece,” he says

“I regard it as possibly one of the greatest achievements BMW has ever done. The appearance of the car is space age, it has amazing fuel efficiency and I can’t wait to be driving it!”

BMW New Zealand MD Nina Englert says the wait for the new model to arrive in country had “most definitely” been worthwhile.

“In the almost 100 year history of BMW, there has never been a car which has been as eagerly anticipated as this one.

“It’s easy to see why it’s winning fans the world over and has already been earmarked as a future classic.”

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