Footballer Wayne Rooney sells off his BMW i8 electric supercar after drink-driving ban (Photos)
Everton striker and former England captain, Wayne Rooney, has sold off his BMW i8 electric supercar he bought for around £50,000 in 2015.
This comes after the former Manchester United forward was banned from driving after he was caught drink-driving late last year in Cheshire.
According to reports, the 32-year-old striker was the only owner of the 2015 BMW i8, a plug-in hybrid which will do 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds and hit 155mph.
The BMW has 20-inch alloy wheels, heated seats, sat-nav, Harman Kardon speakers and a head-up display. It is fitted with a 1.5-litre engine and an electric motor which develops a combined 360bhp.
The approved BMW dealership who the footballer sold it to in Blackpool, is now selling it out on Auto Trader for £64,995.
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 supercar, and even more so to see a footballer’s car in a sober colour.
‘The trend with more Premier League stars plugging-in also reflects the UK car market.
‘Auto Trader data for December 2017 shows that searches for electric vehicles were up 56 percent year-on-year – with hybrid vehicles also showing a substantial 50 per cent rise in searches.
‘Electric and hybrid adoption continues to grow across the UK as manufacturers invest in more affordable and desirable models and car buyers become more aware of the benefits of driving an alternatively fuelled vehicle.’