The BMW i8 was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2013 and is a plug in hybrid sports car. The i8 combines a turbo charged motor with a large electric engine and the car has some impressive performance figures.
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The BMW i8 Engine
The BMW i8 is powered by a turbo charged 1.5 Litre inline 3 cylinder engine that produces 170 kW (228 hp) of power. Additionally there is a 98 kW (131 hp) electric engine. The engine power is delivered through six speed automatic gear box to all four wheels.
BMW i8 Specifications
|Production||2014 - Present|
|Length||4,689 mm (184.6 inches)|
|Width||1,942 mm (76.5 inches)|
|Height||1,298 mm (51.1 inches)|
|Weight||1,485 kg (3,274 pounds)|
|Fuel Delivery||Turbo Charged Plus Electric Motor|
|Number of Gears||6|
|Engine Size||1.5 Litre|
|Top Speed||250 km/h (160 mph)|
|Power||170 kW (228 hp) Engine
98 kW (131 hp) Electric
|List Price (US)||$135,925|
The BMW i8 Top Speed
BMW designed the i8 as a totally new type of vehicle and it can be seen in the performance numbers. The car can accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h (160 mph).
The BMW i8 Interior
With the BMW i8 being able to be driven in all electric mode all the controls in the car are digital and electric. The steering wheel has a number of controls including the paddle style gear change.
The BMW i8 Price
The BMW i8 has a starting price of USD$135,925.
The BMW i8 Celebrity Owners
A number of celebrities own the BMW i8. These include NHL player Scottie Upshall, basketball player Julius Randle and actor Pierce Brosnan.
The BMW i8 is one of the first hybrid electric cars that was built from scratch. The combination of the turbo charged engine with the electric motor delivers impressive