It’s official: BMW i8 going to Frankfurt image

The German based automaker BMW has recently announced its plans to officially unveil the brand new i8, in its final production version, during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

After pulling the wraps off the i3 just a week ago, the carmaker is trying to expand the new “i” range by adding a new model, the more expensive and faster i8. The final production version of the “green” sports car will be officially unveiled on the 10th of September, during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, along with the 4-Series Coupe, the Active Tourer Outdoor Concept and the X5.

The model in question is said to use a three-cylinder petrol turbocharged engine and an electric motor, which is good for 170 HP (125 kW) and 250 Nm of torque (184 lb-ft). The BMW i8 will be able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 5 seconds, while burning an average of less than 3 liters of fuel every 100 km (94.1 mpg UK / 78.4 mpg US). The model will be able to travel on electricity alone for up to 35 km (20 miles). More details on the new i8 are limited for the moment and will be announced in Frankfurt.