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BMW i8 has right look for high-end car

Swing-up doors are a visual of the $135,700 i8. (Patrick Ponticel)

A and electric motor combination the front wheels, and a new BMW-developed internal-combustion engine—in its first the rear wheels.

A prototype i8 on the track.

The second in BMW ’s new i brand of the i8 plug-in hybrid-electric (PHEV) car was a central highlight in the automaker’s at the recent Los Angeles International Show. Like the i3 compact vehicle (EV), which be in U.S. showrooms in spring the soon-to-follow i8 has a carbon-fiber body aluminum chassis, and lithium-ion based on the same technology but in sizes and shapes for a different customer base.

The i8 electric motor (driving the wheels through a two-stage transmission) is the same as the one used in the i3, but it has been “tuned” for lower (96 vs. 125 kW), Jose Guerrero, BMW American i Brand Product told AEI on the LA show floor. is the same at 250 N·m and comes instantly.

The power level in the i8 is optimized for with other elements of the and the overall vehicle, including a new 3-cylinder internal-combustion (IC) displacing 1.5 L and employing BMW TwinPower technology to drive the rear through a six-speed automatic Engine output is 170 kW (231 hp) maximum torque of 320 N·m (236

The new IC engine is the first 3-cylinder to a BMW production model, and it has the highest output of any ever made by the 113 kW/L (154 hp/L).

in the i3 is impressive (as experienced by AEI on a ride-and-drive of model as part of the automaker’s LA Show activities), but BMW promises greater acceleration in the i8, which from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.4 s. The figure for the i3 is 7.2 s (7.9 s for the i3 if ordered the optional range-extender IC engine).

Together, the i8’s motor and generate 266 kW (362 hp) and maximum of 570 N·m (420 lb·ft). The usable of the Li-ion battery is 5 kW·h.

enabling great acceleration is the lightweight body, which the i3 consists of a body structure primarily of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic, with replaceable outer panels made of thermoplastic. weight is 1490 kg (3285

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Aerodynamics play an important in acceleration as well, with an i8 Cd of .26.


As quick as the car is, it gives away in terms of efficiency. On the EU cycle, fuel consumption is 2.5 L/100 km with CO 2 emissions of than 59 g/km. The driver can all-electric mode, which 35 km (22 mi) of range. Five driving are available; “comfort” provides the balance between fuel and driving dynamics.

Combined range in everyday conditions is 500 km (310 mi).

distribution is geared toward driving dynamics.

One of the more innovations is the partition between the compartment and the trunk. In a world-first for a car, the partition is made of glass that is chemically to what is used in smart says BMW. Two panes, of 0.7 mm (0.03 in) width, sandwich a of acoustic sheet.

A conventional glass partition would 50% more, says BMW.

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

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