BMW talks about the i8’s design [video]

by SpeedLux

After giving details about the i8’s performance, BMW has recently released another video with its eco-friendly sportscar in which they are giving more info about the design.

BMW says that the i8’s design expresses dynamic sportscar with a long wheelbase, short overhangs, scissor doors, LED headlights, the traditional kidney grille and a sweeping silhouette which makes it look as if it’s going forward even if it is standing still. The cabin is driver-oriented and is made from renewable and naturally-treated raw materials.

The model is powered by a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine outputting 231 HP (170 kW) and 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) of torque. There’s also an electric motor providing an extra 131 HP (96 kW) and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm), and the combined output increases to 362 HP (266 kW) and 420 lb-ft (570 Nm) of torque.

Talking about the fuel efficiency, it can return 94 mpg US (113 mpg UK or 2.5 liters / 100 km) and has an electric range of 22 miles (35 km). In hybrid mode the BMW i8 is able to accelerate to 62 mph (100 kmph) in 4.4 seconds en route to a maximum speed of 155 mph (250 kmph).

You may also like

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


SpeedLux is a high-authority automotive blog providing the latest automotive news and reviews. SpeedLux covers everything related to cars, bikes, and motorcycles, from news and reviews, to troubleshooting guides, tips and tricks, and more. SpeedLux was born in 2009 and we have over 20,000 articles published on our blog. We thank all our readers, as well as our partners, without whom we could not have reached this level.


©2009 – 2024 SpeedLux – Daily Automotive News and Reviews. All Right Reserved.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More