The first rendering with the production version of the BMW i8 Coupe has recently hit the web and the image posted above might offer us a first glimpse into the model.
The German based automaker is already working on a new range for hybrid and electric vehicles, and part of this range will be the i8, which is expected to hit the market in two body styles, Coupe and Roadster. The final production version of the BMW i8 Coupe will come as a rear mid-engined and it will be powered by a hybrid. But rather than competing with the Ferrari LaFerrari, with the McLaren P1 or with the Porsche 918 Spyder, the model in question will go against the Acura / Honda NSX or the Lexus LF-LC, in its final production version.
Rumors are saying that the final production version of the BMW i8 will receive a three-cylinder 1.5 liter petrol engine, which should produce 220 HP (162 kW) and 300 Nm of torque (221 lb-ft), helped by an electric motor, with its 131 HP (96 kW) and 250 Nm of torque (184 lb-ft). The total output will stand at 353 HP (260 kW) and 550 Nm of torque (406 lb-ft), which should allow the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds before reaching an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). Average fuel consumption will be 2.7L / 100km (104.6 mpg UK / 87.1 mpg US) and CO2 emissions will stop at 66 g/km.
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