Production version of 2014 Bmw i8 revealed

Article by Christian A., on September 3, 2013

The Bmw i8 is one of the most important vehicles that will be presented next week at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), but it appears that someone didn’t want to wait anymore. As a result, the first photos with the production version of the Bmw i8 emerged today on the web ahead of its official debut that is set to be made on September 10.

As expected, the styling differs considerably from the two previous concept versions but the overall silhouette was kept. The second photo shows the interior and we can see the same thing here. Everything was “normalized” and the i8 interior is inspired from the current Bmw models. Still, the three-spoke steering wheel and the electric speedometer give a futuristic look.

Bmw already announced that the i8 will be powered by a 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine developing 231 hp and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque. The gasoline engine delivers all that amount of power to the rear wheels, while the electric motor with 131 hp and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque, powers the front wheels. The Bmw i8 has a combined output of 362 hp and 570 Nm (420 lb-ft) of torque.

With these numbers, the Bmw i8 will be capable to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.5 seconds and will reach a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph or 250 km/h. Fuel consumption will remain low: 2.5 liters/100 km (94 mpg US or 113 mpg UK) and CO2 emissions of 59 g/km.

In addition, the Bmw i8 will be capable to travel using only electricity and according to the Bavarian manufacturer it will reach a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph) and will have a maximum range of 22 miles or 35 km.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

The Jaguar I-Pace has been getting a lot of attention since the concept made its debut at last year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. And just a few months following its...
by - April 23, 2017
German carmaker Opel – now a part of the PSA Group – is introducing its newest X model that will compete in the compact class (C-segment). The new 2018 Opel...
by - April 21, 2017
The Frankfurt Motor Show is considered as one of the major auto shows, not just in Europe, but also in the world. Despite being one of the biggest events in...
by - April 10, 2017
It appears there won’t be a long wait before we get to see Mercedes-AMG’s hypercar – the Mercedes-AMG Project One. This is because the Formula One-powered road car will be...
by - January 16, 2017
BRABUS is proud to announce the world premiere of its newest electric car, the Tesla Model S. Customized by the BRABUS ZERO EMISSION, the Tesla S has what is known...
by - September 18, 2015
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries