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The Electric BMW i8

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.

BMW i8

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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 Sideview

BMW i8 Specifications

FeatureDescription
Production2014 - Present
Length4,689 mm (184.6 inches)
Width1,942 mm (76.5 inches)
Height1,298 mm (51.1 inches)
Weight1,485 kg (3,274 pounds)
Fuel DeliveryTurbo Charged Plus Electric Motor
TransmissionAutomatic
Number of Gears6
Engine Size1.5 Litre
Cylinders3
0-60Mph4.5 Seconds
Top Speed250 km/h (160 mph)
Power170 kW (228 hp) Engine
98 kW (131 hp) Electric
List Price (US)$135,925
Manufacturer WebsiteBMW

White BMW i8

 

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).

BMW i8 Interior

 

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.

BMW i8 Rear

 

The BMW i8 Price

The BMW i8 has a starting price of USD$135,925.

BMW i8 Wheels

 

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.

Blue BMW i8

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

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