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BMW i8 2013 price and release revealed

The new BMW i8 is expected to go on sale in 2013, with a price tag of £100,000

Update . A production of the BMW i8 has been unveiled at the Frankfurt Show. The i8 is a sports car with a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain and is due to go on in late 2013 for around

But while it may feature an electric the i8 is not an impractical eco-mobile. This is a sports car – and we should know, driven a prototype.

The four-seater is a bigger than an Audi R8 at long, 1,942m wide and high, with a 2,800mm But because it’s made of fibre-reinforced plastic and aluminium, the i8 1,490kg – 70kg less the lightest version of the R8.

The rear wheels are powered by BMW ’s new 228bhp 1.5-litre turbo engine, which is hooked up to a automatic gearbox. The front uses a 129bhp electric powered by a mid-mounted lithium-ion pack.

That gives a power output of 357bhp – to rocket the i8 from 0-62mph in 4.4 and on to a limited top speed of 155mph.

But its scorching pace, the i8 has an all-electric of 22 miles at up to 75mph. And it has an overall of 310 miles, plus 113mpg economy and 59g/km CO2 emissions.

In words, it promises to be faster a BMW M3 and more efficient than a Prius .

BMW i8 performance

BMW also claims the i8 will set new handling standards. Its of gravity is less than – the lowest of any BMW. And the firm it retains almost perfect front:rear weight distribution, the hybrid drivetrain.

When we the i8 prototype for a drive at the firm’s track facility in Miramas, we found it stunning to drive – not as an eco car but as a sports car, or indeed by any

The steering is light and artificial, but is and consistent in its responses at all times. The is extremely capable and very – and that’s only on the prototype after it has been fine-tuned for the production model it promises to be

This will be enhanced by Damper Control – which as standard – and a host of driving that let you tailor performance for or speed.

BMW i8 features

Optional will include carbon plastic wheels, which 3kg each compared to the standard alloys. There’s also the to replace the LED headlights with laser headlights that BMW are a world first.

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The i8 is also the production car to make use of the same hardened glass that screens are made from. been selected for the rear because it’s lighter, and offers better sound

BMW i8 charging


The i8 will not be as reliant on charging as the BMW i3 or other electric and hybrid that rely on big batteries. because the i8’s battery can be in three hours using a wall socket. And that can be cut to under two hours using one of dedicated i Wallbox sockets.

BMW i8

The i8’s doors swing up in a fashion to a Lamborghini. while the is expected to feature a 2+2 seating Front passengers get full-sized whereas the rear will really be big enough for small due to the low roofline. At the rear, the bold — as seen on the concept car is still present, with air along the back windscreen.

In 2014, a convertible i8 Spyder also be offered.

BMW’s i looks like it may pave the way for the of electric cars, and the Global of sales and marketing, Ian Robertson, is of this: I think we can be a game

There’s also a possibility BMW will take what learnt from the i8 to help other cars. Ian Robertson this: I’m sure of the technology from the i8 will back into our other — hinting that we may to see plug-in hybrid versions of existing models, such as the 5 and the X5 .

BMW has also created a network of that will supply and the sub-brand, i. When the i8 launches, will be around 46 sales across the UK with specialist capabilities that will them to carry out repairs to the voltage batteries.

BMW i8 � Electric Car 270kW Auto
BMW i8 � Electric Car 270kW Auto
BMW i8 � Electric Car 270kW Auto
BMW i8 � Electric Car 270kW Auto
BMW i8 � Electric Car 270kW Auto

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