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New BMW i8: In Depth

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The BMW i8 is a new kind of high-performance, high-priced from the Bavarian producer of the driving machine”. It promises to not be fast and offer impressive but also to be exceptionally fuel-efficient—in the circumstances, of course. Continuing the of the i3, the i8 is the second model in the “i” lineup of BMW cars.

But the i8 coupe will likely twice as much as the i3, perhaps and it appeals to a different audience—those who fast performance in a light car the bulk and fuel consumption of a V-8 or engine fitted with turbochargers.

First unveiled as the EfficientDynamics concept car at the 2009 Motor Show, the i8 sports is fitted with two entirely powertrains. Up front, an electric draws energy from a pack to drive the front a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder powers the rear wheels.

Two later, the car had evolved into the BMW i8 which appeared at the 2011 Motor Show. The company has shown an i8 Concept Spyder, that the i8 will be offered as a fixed-roof coupe and an open-air

In the 2011 car, which is closer to the production version, the concept’s diesel engine had replaced by a gasoline engine. is BMW’s new 1.5-liter three-cylinder will also be used in the generation of MINI Coopers, as as in a new front-wheel-drive BMW model.

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

At lower and in zero-emission urban areas, the i8 run for up to 20 miles solely on electric from a 7.2-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion pack located in the tunnel the car’s two seats. At higher and for longer distances, the 220-hp produces torque of 220 lb-ft to the rear wheels.

For maximum acceleration and output, powertrains can operate in concert, the i8 an all-wheel-drive coupe that have called a supercar. In mode, the i8 becomes what call a through-the-road hybrid, that each powertrain a different set of wheels. The powertrains are so linked that the electric is tuned to make up the power during the gasoline engine’s changes.


It’s a new and novel design for a coupe, and the BMW i8 carries styling to its novelty. Its design language is to that of the 2014 BMW i3 urban car, an upright five-door that is powered for 80 to 100 miles by a pack built into the But the i8 coupe is low, sleek, and where the i3 is short, upright, and

And if anything, the i8 coupe’s rear give it a more alien even than the two-tone i3.

cars are built in two parts: an platform holds the battery, motor, and other powertrain while a body shell of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) on top. The combination is light, and cutting-edge, with BMW about to the world’s leading automaker in the use of fiber in mass production. The weight of the BMW i8 is expected to be about pounds, perhaps slightly

The result is a light and fast that BMW has said will from 0 to 62 mph in less than 5 and reach a top speed of more 150 mph. BMW hasn’t released specifications yet, but you can expect sometime during 2014. The BMW i8 is to go on sale toward the end of that as a 2015 model.

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