BMW has officially introduced the i8 during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, in a local premiere.
Originally unveiled back in 2013, the brand new BMW i8 is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the company officially introducing the plug-in hybrid sports car during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, where, despite not being exactly new, it still managed to attract quite a lot of curios eyes. The BMW i8 is taking its power from a 1,5 liter I3 turbo engine, with 228 HP (170 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque, backed up by an electric motor, with 129 HP (96 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque.
The total output produced by this assembly stands at 357 HP (266 kW) and 570 Nm (420 lb-ft) of torque. The model is also getting a 7.2 kWh lithium-ion battery and in Eco Pro mode, its total range stands at 600 km (370 miles). The new BMW i8 stands at 4,700 mm long, 1,940 mm wide and 1,300 mm tall, with a 2,800 mm long wheelbase and a curb weight of 1,500 kg. The vehicle is assembled in Leipzig, Germany, and it was designed by Mario Majdandzic.