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BMW i8 prototype crashed in Germany

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BMW i8 prototype crashed in Germany

The first ever BMW i8 has been recently crashed in Germany after its test driver lost control of the wheel.

The 30-year old test driver, who was behind the wheel of this BMW i8 prototype, has crashed it near Freising, in Germany, on the A 92. According to the local Police Chief Commissioner, speed was a contributing factor for this BMW i8 prototype being crashed and, at the time of the incident, it was raining, and the road was slippery. The image posted above may be showing just a fender bender but keep in mind that this is actually the first ever recorded crash of the BMW i8.

The BMW i8 has been officially unveiled, in its final production form, back in 2013. The model is taking its power from a 1.5 liter three-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine, which is rated at 231 HP (170 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque. This is backed up by an electric motor, with an extra 131 HP (96 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. The total output produced stands at 362 HP (266 kW) and 570 Nm (420 lb-ft). The 0 to 100 km/h acceleration is made in 4.4 seconds and top speed stands at 250 km/h (155 mph).

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Monday, January 20th, 2014 - filed under BMW, Car crashes, News. Image credit: .
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