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BMW DTM Drivers Go for a Ride in the i8

 This weekend, at Oschersleben, the 8th race of the 2013 DTM Championship will take place, featuring all 8 BMW DTM Drivers. On the way to the main event, the guys stopped at the BMW Leipzig factory to take a look at the i3 and i8 and even drive the latter.
BMW DTM Drivers Go for a Ride in the i8 9 photos
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First they had an autograph signing session for the employees that proved to be very excited to meet the DTM representatives of BMW. After that a guided tour introduced them to the Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic manufacturing and assembly process.

At the end of the tour, they also had the chance to take the i8 for a tour around the test track and see what all the fuss is about with this plug-in hybrid sports car. The reactions were positive, which is quite impressive, considering what monstrous cars the guys are driving on a regular basis.

 “It was exciting and interesting to drive this car. I was very impressed by the performance and acceleration. The electric and combustion engines work together perfectly. The technology used in the BMW i models is certainly ahead of its time. BMW has once again emphatically demonstrated its innovative prowess,” said Timo Glock after his test drive.
 
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