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PGA Champion Golfer Rory McIlroy Drives the BMW i8

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Those who qualified for the BMW Championship, the top 70 players in the FedExCup, were provided with a car for the week by BMW. When Rory McIlroy was asked what he’d like to drive, he opted for the new i8.

BMW sat alongside McIlroy for a drive and interviewed him, asking about his career, the i8 and his life. The video of the ride-along interview was uploaded to YouTube by PGA TOUR’s channel yesterday, Sept. 4. Check out the video above to see what McIlroy thinks of the new BMW i8.

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The BMW i8 is an incredible car and a great change of pace for the automaker. It clocks a o-62 mph run in 4.4 seconds, and can go from 50 to 75 mph in 2.6 seconds, thanks to its plug-in hybrid system. This system consists of a three-cylinder gas engine with TwinPower Technology that produces 231 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque, and a hybrid synchronous electric motor that is good for 131 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. BMW will be limiting the i8’s top speed at 155 mph.

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(Source: BMW, PGA TOUR / YouTube)

 

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