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Will BMW’s i8 Hybrid Car Steal Tesla Motors’ S Sales?

Is BMW’s all-new hybrid the first “serious for the Model S?

BMW’s i8. Photo:

It can go 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds, has a TwinPower Turbo combustion engine situated at the axle, sports a front-wheel electric motor — produces a combined system of 362 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque and gets an estimated 94 mpg. is it? It’s BMW ‘s ( NASDAQOTH: ) new i8 plug-in hybrid sports More importantly, it could be the serious contender for  Motors ‘ ( NASDAQ: ) Model S.

BMW’s i8 interior. Photo:

From the outside, the i8 is a breathtaking, sports car that boasts a coefficient of 0.26, close to weight distribution, and, to the use of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic, a curb of 3,285 pounds. However, to its 2+2 seating layout, the i8 can seat adults. Further, with the of an electric engine in the front and engine in the back, the i8 is all-wheel

Of course, for those that it, the i8 can go 22 miles on pure electric a top speed of 75 mph.

BMW i8 � Electric Car 270kW Auto

The bad news is the i8 has a MSRP of $135,700 — destination and handling, and before tax credit, so it’s a bit more than most will be to pay. The good news is plugincars reports that BMW total volume to be between and 10,000 units a year. Edmunds states, At $136K, the BMW i8 be the first serious contender for the Model S that has drawn of attention from wealthy who want a green image.

Tesla’s Model S

Tesla Model S. Photo: Tesla

The Model S is a stylish four-door that can go 0 to 60 in 5.4 seconds with the 85 kWh (4.2 seconds if you upgrade to the 85 kWh edition). Plus, it sports a coefficient of 0.24, a 48:52 distribution, and a curb weight of pounds. Further, it can comfortably five adults, and unlike the i8, is a drive, pure electric that has an EPA certified range of 265 for the 85 kWh battery, or 88 MPGe city, 90 highway.


The MSRP for a 60 kWh Model S starts at — before destination and doc fee, and federal tax credit, the 85 kWh Model S starts at $79,900, before fees and federal tax However, according to Investor’s Daily . the average selling for a Model S is over $90,000.

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

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