Spy Photos: BMW running some tests with the new i8
Yesterday we had the opportunity to see the new BMW i3 for the first time while the Bavarians were testing the electric model and also filming for something that most probably will be a video teaser coming up soon.
The spy photos of the new i3 from yesterday are without doubt more important than the current spy shots as we largely know how the new i8 looks from the Vision EfficientDynamics concept. Even so, we couldn’t ignore the second eco-friendly member of the new i family.
From the first details, the new hybrid will pack a 1.5-liter diesel unit developing 164 horsepower together with an electric engine offering about 33 horses. However, the situation regarding the engines that will be found under the bonnet is not very clear. According to Klaus Draeger, the 164-horsepower diesel is very likely to be replaced with a four-cylinder petrol engine.
So, we can’t tell you for now the engine options that will be available for the new BMW i8 but we assure you that you will be the first to know when official details in this regard will be available.
Spy Shots: CarPix via Autoblog