One of the first incidents with the BMW i8 is coming from the model’s homeland, Germany, where it has definitely seen better days.
Usually in the “Car Crashes” section we reserve our rights to write about Ferraris, Lamborghinis, McLarens, Porsches and so on, but every once in a while we are getting out of our “comfort zone” to present amazing vehicles which will need some serious servicing. The newest example of such a model is a BMW i8 which has been involved in a crash in Germany, recently.
According to the guys form Wrecked Exotics, the model in question has been hit by an Audi A3, on the Autobahn. Our source is stating that the “green” German sports car has been crashed into by the premium hatchback after its driver has tried to pass another vehicle. The result was both models colliding into the guardrail. Happily, no one seems to be injured in the incident.
The BMW i8 has a plug-in hybrid powertrain, which is made out of the 1.5 liter three-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine, connected to the electric motor and the lithium-ion battery. The total output sent to the wheels is 362 HP (266 kW), which is enough to allow the model to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in just 4.4 seconds. Top speed has been electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). The average fuel consumption in the i8 stands at 2.1L / 100km (134.5 mpg UK / 112 mpg US).