Watch the BMW i8 Doors in Action

BMW i8 1 photo
Photo: Screenshot from Youtube
The BMW i8 is set to go on sale in the US this autumn. The car was unveiled last year, at Frankfurt and the world was amazed by the fact that it still had the butterfly doors BMW was bragging with on the concept.
However, on the real thing, they look absolutely amazing. So good, in fact, that the guys from Autoguide did a special video of them opening and closing, with the car posted at the BMW stand at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

The first ever hybrid plug-in from BMW will be using a 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine that develops 231 HP and 320 Nm of torque and an electric motor that makes 131 HP and 250 Nm of torque. Combined, the two give the i8 362 HP and 570 Nm of torque, all-wheel-drive and a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 4.5 seconds.

Prices for the new car start at $135,700 MSRP, before federal tax credit.

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