BMW i8 is the second member of the BMW i range, the new series of models dedicated to electric and hybrid models. If the BMW i3 is a fully electric city car with a good amount of power under the bonnet and a decent driving range, the new BMW i8 sports car is clearly dedicated to the people who are addicted to high performance.
To be more precise, the new BMW i8 produces a total of 349 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque thanks to a three-cylinder turbodiesel engine and two electric motors. The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is achieved in 4,8 seconds and it hits a top speed of 250 km/h.
Even we talk about impressive performance figures, BMW says that the average fuel consumption is rated at only 3,7 liters/100 km and CO2 emissions of 99 g/km. The new BMW i8 will be built at the Leipzig plant in Germany while it is scheduled to enter production somewhere in 2013.