Full specifications for the 2014 BMW i8 revealed
The Germans at BMW finally released the official figures for the production variant of the new i8 hybrid sports car. Diving straight to the most important facts and figures, we find out that power is offered by a 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol unit which incorporates the TwinPower Turbo technology.
It develops 231 horsepower and 320Nm of torque and comes alongside an electric unit offering 131 horses and 250Nm of torque.
With a total output of 362 horses and 570Nm of torque, the 0-100 km/h sprint is possible in less than 4,5 seconds with a top speed limited at 250 km/h.
At speeds up to 120 km/h, you can drive fully electric for 35 kilometers while the average fuel consumption in hybrid mode is 2,5liters/100km or 94mpg US.
The German model needs three hours for a complete charge with a standard outlet while the BMW i Wallbox does the same job in just two hours.
The impressive performance is also possible thanks to the model’s drag coefficient of 0.26 and due to the lightweight CFRP cell, magnesium instrument panel supports and aluminum components.