BMW i8: BMW's £100k plug-in hybrid sports car

BMW has used the IAA 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show to reveal the BMW i8, its plug-in multiple activities car.

Joining the BMW i3 power car that was released in This summer, the BMW i8 is designed to personify the same i principles, with an uncompromised generate experience from a car that's strongly looking towards the future.

Like the i3, the i8 features a carbonfibre strengthened plastic material traveler mobile to provide light and portable durability, with the unique body sections making up the innovative exterior design.

But a activities car is more than looks, it's about performance and the BMW i8 has a new plug-in multiple powertrain. There's a three-cylinder 231hp burning engine to generate the back tires, as well as a 96kW motor unit to generate the front tires, with lithium-ion battery power.

The motor unit provides an speeding increase to the burning engine, significance the BMW i8 will get up to 62mph in 4.4 a few moments. There's a restricted 155mph top speed from a mixed outcome of 362bhp.

These numbers might not make leads turn on the globe of activities vehicles, but it's obtained with pollutants of 59g/km of CO2 and a mentioned 113mpg energy performance. You can generate up to 22 kilometers on the motor unit alone at rates of speed of up to 75mph and battery power will cost on flooded, as you'd expect from a multiple. BMW informs us that you can cost battery power to 80 % in 2 hours from a mains battery charger.

There are a number of driving ways, from the genuine power through to activities. In the normal "comfort" method, BMW say you'll get 310 kilometers from a full energy container and completely billed battery power. Of course, having a multiple agreement, you'll not find yourself experiencing a long re-charging once battery power operates flat.

Inside the BMW i8 is innovative, with a completely digital device display and incorporation with the ConnectedDrive system, so you'll be linked with the globe and your smart phone, with all the mod drawbacks.

The BMW i8 will be available to order from Sept 2013, with supply predicted in This summer 2014. It will cost £99,845.


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