U.S.: BMW i8 will cost $136,625 image

The final production version of the BMW i8 will cost 136, 625 USD over-seas, once the model will arrive in the company’s dealerships.

The BMW i8 is entering our news once again, a couple of days after it has been officially presented to the public, in its final production version, during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, in a world premiere, this time with an official announcement regarding its price. The plug-in hybrid sports car will set you back for 136,625 USD, including destination, once it will be launched in the United States. This will make the i8 the second most expensive model in the lineup, behind the 760Li sedan, which is good for 140,000 USD.

The BMW i8 will get standard and optional features like the Head-Up Display, Surround View, speed limit info with No Passing Info display, high beam assist, Collision Warning with pedestrian recognition, 20-inch alloy or lightweight carbon rims and more. Power to the model is being provided by a 1.5 liter three-cylinder engine, producing 231 HP (170 kW) and 320 (236 lb-ft) of torque and an electric motor, generating 131 HP (96 kW). The internal combustion engine is sending power to the rear wheels, through a six-speed automatic transmission, while the electric motor is “moving” the front wheels, though a two-stage automatic gearbox.