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BMW Recalls 16 2015 i8 Models Due to Stability Control Issue

The 2015 BMW i8 is an exceptional hypercar that revolutionized the entire auto industry with the latest technological advancements, but sometimes, even this extraordinary piece of German engineering does fall apart. Well, not literally.

BMW recently announced that 16 BMW i8 models were recalled to factory because of a problem reported at the stability control system. It seems that holes may have been drilled in the dynamic stability control system, which would negatively influence the car`s braking system in emergency situations. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has also confirmed the issue.

The affected models were manufactured between 29th of May, 2015 and 5th of June, 2015, and fortunately, no injuries have been reported so far. All models will return to the closest dealerships for a free replacement. Back in late 2014, 223 BMW i8 units were also recalled to factory due to a fuel leak.

As a reminder, the BMW i8 is quite revolutionary in terms of performance, as it packs a conventional 1.5-liter turbocharged inline three-cylinder engine, backed up by an electric motor. The overall power it produces stands at 357 horsepower and 570 Nm of torque, which makes the hybrid sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds, at a top speed of 250 km/h.

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