Whilst premiership footballer Wayne Rooney is staying put at Everton this January transfer window, the same cannot be said for the ex-England captain’s beloved BMW i8, which went on Auto Trader this week, available from Lloyd BMW of Blackpool.
The hybrid sports car, finished in metallic ionic silver, is listed on the with less than 8,000 miles on the clock and is priced at £64,995. Boasting a top speed of 155mph and a 0-60mph time of 4.4 seconds; not bad a for a car that can also do 134 miles per gallon.
Erin Baker, Auto Trader Editorial Director, said:
“It’s refreshing to see a footballer driving a hybrid, rather than a Chelsea tractor or gas-guzzling super car, and even more so to see a footballer’s car in a sober colour.”
The trend with more premiership stars plugging-in also reflects the UK car market. Auto Trader data for December 2017 shows that searches for electric vehicles were up 56% year-on-year – with hybrid vehicles also showing a substantial 50% rise in searches.
Leicester City F.C. made news headlines in 2016 when the club’s chairman bought the 2015/16 championship team their own fleet of BMW i8s. However, the registration of Wayne Rooney’s model indicates he was ahead of the curve, first buying his BMW i8 back in 2014.