It seems that BMW is awaiting verdict from one of Germany’s more prominent car magazines, with special attention to the newcomers, the i3 and i8.
I am speaking of Auto Motor und Sport, which is gearing up to pass judgement for the 2014 Car of the Year Award.
This is quite the prestigious award, and while not the first one that either cars would receive, it is a bit closer to heart (or at least home) for the Bavarian car maker. But this is not the only reason for the manufacturer to hope for the best.
As you know, the i3 and i8 are the company’s first endeavor into the electrical vehicles market, and it is crucial they begin strong. I’d say there is not much to fear. The i3 is already out, and not many people deemed necessary to speak ill of it. While the i8 is still a ways out, there is no reason to think it won’t be just as big a success as the smaller EV.