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Let’s the Fun Begin…..The New BMW i8 Unveiled – Video

It’s been four years since BMW unconcealed its 1st i8 concept, the concept Vision economical Dynamics. Since that point we’ve seen another concept beside a Spyder version come back and go and an almost endless quantity of spy shots. However it’s finally here, the production-spec BMW i8.

the new BMW i8 front angle

Debuting these days at Frankfurt, the i8’s specs ar already well-known to many: turbocharged, a 1.5-liter, turbocharged, three-cylinder engine pumping out 231 HP and 236 lb-ft of torsion. This power is shipped to the rear wheels via a six-speed transmission system, however the front wheels receive their power from an electrical motor that produces an extra 131 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Power is transferred through its two-speed automatic gear case. Altogether, the i8 has 362 horsepower and 320 lb-ft, that permits it to sprint from 0-62 mph in just 4.4 seconds and features a high speed of 155 (one hundred fifty five) mph. It also can hit 75 (seventy five) mph in pure electrical mode.

Considering this performance, the i8 returns an calculable 94 mpg and may travel up to 22 (twenty two) miles on battery power alone. With hybrid mode, BMW i8 can go 310 mile range. Sales will begin next spring, US pricing will start at $135,925.

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