BMW has released a new video with the i8 in which the green sports car’s design is being explained.
Several months after the final production version of the BMW i8 has been officially revealed, during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, in September, the model in question is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the help of a new video, which is explaining its design. The BMW i8 is powered by a three-cylinder 1.5 liter TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine, which is developing 231 HP (170 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque.
The petrol burner is being backed up by an electric motor, providing 131 HP (96 kW), mated to a 2-stage automatic transmission, which is sending power to the front-wheel drive. BMW says that the total output stands at 362 HP (266 kW) and the peak torque at 570 Nm (420 lb-ft). The 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in the i8 takes 4.4 seconds and the average fuel consumption is 2.5L / 100 km (113 mpg UK / 94 mpg US). On electric power alone, the BMW i8 can be driven for approximately 35 km (22 miles), at a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph). The total range is more than 500 km (310 miles).
According to two persons that talked to Reuters under condition of anonymity, BMW AG's supervisory board has scheduled a top-level meeting today to strategize top-level appointments and discuss the German carmaker’s future development.
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