Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Coupe
Production years: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

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The BMW i8 was more of a showcase than a sports car. Its appearance shocked the world since it has the smallest internal combustion engine installed on a car that could get you from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds and carry on up to 250 kph (155 mph). But the car was a masterpiece of engineering.

The sleek aerodynamic 2+2 coupe vehicle was a plug-in hybrid. It was launched where car manufacturers didn't want to risk too much on the recovering market after the world economic crisis. But BMW didn't care. They built something incredible. A low-weight vehicle, with a sports car look, enough elegance and claimed it is more of a daily-driver GT than a supercar.

Under the hood, there were a 1.5-liter turbocharged, 3 cylinders from a MINI that offers 230 hp. On the front axle, there was an electric motor that offered 130 hp. The result is a sportscar able to battle against a Porsche 911 with the fuel consumption of a cheap city car. The bodywork was made out of carbon-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminum. These materials were taken from the racing department because they are very light and offer enough strength.

The sci-fi look of the car is continued with the laser headlights that can light-up 600 meters (2968 ft) ahead on the road.

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BMW i8 (I12) 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  1 hybrid engine
  • 1.5L 6AT (362 HP)
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BMW i8 Flyer 2013

BMW i8 (I12)
1.5L 6AT (362 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 1.5L 6AT (362 HP)
Displacement:1499 cm3
Power:266 KW @ - RPM
362 HP @ - RPM
357 BHP @ - RPM
Torque:420 lb-ft @ - RPM
569 Nm @ - RPM
Fuel System:Turbocharged Direct Injection
Top Speed:155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):4.4 s
Drive Type:All Wheel Drive
Gearbox:6-speed automatic (Steptronic)
Front:Ventilated Discs
Tire Size:195/50 R20 || 215/45 R20
Length:184.6 in (4689 mm)
Width:76.5 in (1943 mm)
Height:50.9 in (1293 mm)
Front/rear Track:64.7/67.8 in (1,643/1,722 mm)
Wheelbase:110.2 in (2799 mm)
Ground Clearance:4.6 in (117 mm)
Cargo Volume:5.4 cuFT (153 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.26
Unladen Weight:3439 lbs (1560 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:4255 lbs (1930 kg)
Combined:112 mpg US (2.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:49 g/km
Electric motor, output: 96 kW/131 hp, maximum torque: 250 Nm (184 lb-ft)

Internal combustion engine: 170 kW/231 hp, maximum torque: 320 Nm (236 lb-ft)

Total system output: 266 kW/362 hp (max. torque: 570 Nm / 420 lb-ft)

Driving Experience Control switch and eDrive button allow driver to choose from five driving modes:
- range of up to 35 kilometres (22 miles) on electric power alone and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph);
- COMFORT mode offers optimum balance between dynamics and efficiency; combined range in everyday conditions: over 500 kilometres (310 miles);
- SPORT mode with ultra-intense boost function provided by the electric motor;
- ECO PRO mode can be used in both all-electric mode and hybrid mode.
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