BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Is 2015 UK Car Of The Year

The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car picked up another award: 2015 UK Car of the Year.

BMW’s plug-in hybrid also won the title of Performance Car of the Year.

The jury of these UK Car of the Year Awards explained vehicles are judged by 27 of Britain’s automotive journalists. Each judge uses their expertise to pick out the top performer in 12 vehicle categories, before deciding the overall winner from their favorites in each class.

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“The automotive industry has seen many hybrid models in recent years, but nothing quite like the i8,” said John Challen, Managing Director of UK Car of the Year Awards, and Editor of “The term ‘game-changer’ is sometimes overused when talking about new cars, but in the case of the i8, it is totally justified. The latest ‘i’ model completely redefines the performance car segment, and is helped by a hybrid powertrain that is really quite special.”

The UK Car of the Year Awards 2015 winners are as follow, by category:

Best City Car – Renault Twingo

Best Supermini – Skoda Fabia

Best Small Hatch – Citroën C4 Cactus

Best Family Car – Ford Mondeo

Best Executive Car – Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Best Luxury Car – Rolls-Royce Ghost

Best Estate Car – Volkswagen Passat

Best MPV – BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

Best 4×4 – Porsche Macan

Best Coupé – Jaguar F-TYPE

Best Open Top Car – Porsche Boxster GTS

Best Performance Car – BMW i8