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2013 BMW i8 hybrid arrives at Frankfurt

The second and most powerful model within the i range arrived at the Frankfurt Motor Show with new details regarding production and dates. Of course, we talk about the new BMW i8 hybrid sports car, a model which is able to return impressive fuel economy figures together with good performance, almost the perfect recipe I would say.

2013 BMW i8

2013 BMW i8

The most important information from Frankfurt is that the new BMW i8 will enter the series production in 2013. In terms of powertrain, the German hybrid model packs a 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine but also an electric motors placed in the front.

2013 BMW i8

2013 BMW i8

The clever hybrid powertrain uses a dual clutch transmission for the petrol engine, a unit which will channel the power to the rear wheels while the twin-speed transmission connects the electric motor to the front axle. The fuel consumption is rated at only 2,7 liters/km while the total output at 349 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque.

2013 BMW i8

2013 BMW i8

With such resources, the new BMW i8 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4,6 seconds and achieves a top speed of 250 km/h. Of course, the price could be the only setback of this innovative model, current rumors announcing a price tag of over $150,000.

2013 BMW i8

2013 BMW i8

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7 Comments

  1. awesome…..

  2. Truth Nxumalo says:

    It is so beautilful and loveable car.

  3. its nice but it only gets like 20 miles to the battery and takes 6 hours to charge.

  4. I so wish I had a car like this. It is sure to sell it’s self due to the design and work put in to make it look so sleek.

  5. surely gud cars but a dont think an african man ud aford!

  6. this is the my best is best bmw car

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