The production version of the BMW i8 has been recently spied while undergoing some cold weather testing and straight ahead we can see that the model is heavily influenced by the concept.
The BMW i8 is probably one of the most awaited vehicles ever to come from the German based automaker but now the model is even closer to its future customers because the one spied below is actually a production version. The BMW i8 in question has been heavily influenced by the concept car which made its public debut back in 2011, during the Frankfurt Motor Show, except for some minor tweaks.
The final production version of the BMW i8 will get a three-cylinder petrol engine under its hood, producing 220 HP (162 kW) and 300 Nm of torque (221 lb-ft), mated to an electric motor, generating 131 HP (96 kW) and 250 Nm of torque (184 lb-ft). The total output will stand at 353 HP (260 kW) and 550 Nm of torque (406 lb-ft), which should allow the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds before reaching an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). Fuel consumption will stand at 2.7 L / 100 km (104.6 mpg UK / 87.1 mpg US) and CO2 emissions will stop at 66 g/km. The price of the model will be set at 150,000 euros. The production i8 will probably be unveiled in Frankfurt, this year.