Sophisto Grey BMW i8 shown in Abu Dhabi showroom

Article by Andrew Christian, on October 19, 2014

We just revealed you folks the Java Green M6 Gran Coupe but now, BMW Abu Dhabi released photos with another masterpiece found in its showroom. This BMW i8 comes with a Sophisto Grey Metallic finish with BMW I Frozen Blue accents. The Frozen Blue accents are found on the kidney grille, side sills as well as on the rear end.

In addition, the vehicle features 20-inch BMW i Light Alloy W Spoke wheels wrapped with mixed tires. Inside we find Ivory White leather, an option that costs 1,500 euros in Germany as well as Frozen Blue seatbelts.

If you still don’t know, the BMW i8 is powered by a 1.5-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine producing 231 hp (170 kW) and 320 Nm of torque. In addition, the vehicle uses an electric motor that delivers an additional 131 hp (96 kW) as well as a lithium-ion battery that can be recharged at a standard household power socket.

The electric motor delivers the power to the front wheels, while the combustion engine powers the rear wheels. With a total output of 362 hp (266 kW) and 570 Nm of torque, the BMW i8 us able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.5 seconds, while top speed is 250 km/h or 155 mph.

Using just the electric motor, the i8 offers a range of up to 35 km (22 miles) as well as a top speed of 120 km/h or 75 mph. Fuel consumption is impressive: just 2.5 l/100 km or 113 mpg, while CO2 emissions are less than 59 g/km.

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