BMW finally pulled the wraps off the new i8 plug-in hybrid model in final production variant. We’ve seen several prototypes, concepts and near-production models but this time we face the vehicle which will be seen on the streets soon.
The German model packs a 1.5-liter petrol unit producing 231 horsepower and an electric motor offering 131 horses.
The total output of 362 horsepower and 570Nm of torque provides a 0-100 km/h sprint in 4,4 seconds while fuel economy figures are rated at 2,5 liters/100km or 113mpg UK.
The Bavarian company says that the model can go up to 35 kilometers with zero emissions, at speeds up to 120 km/h.
“Wide range of BMW ConnectedDrive features: Park Distance Control, cruise control system with braking function, rain sensor and Intelligent Emergency Call function as standard,” says BMW.
At the exterior, the new BMW i8 comes with LED headlights, new alloy wheels, and a carbon fiber reinforced plastic passenger cell with a 2+2 configuration.