BMW i8 Concept Details

July 31, 2011 at 9:46 am

BMW recently revealed two new futuristic concept cars under the new ‘i’ sub-brand, the i3 and i8. The i3 is a boring city car so we don’t care about that, but the i8 is a superb hybrid supercar that satisfies both petrolheads with blistering performance and amazing looks, and green people because it does 78 mpg. It really is the best of both worlds. This great compromise is the result of an outstanding powertrain. Its innovative plug-in hybrid concept combines the modified electric drive system from the BMW i3 Concept – fitted over its front axle – with a high-performance three-cylinder combustion engine producing 164 kW/220 hp and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) at the rear. Acceleration of 0 to 100 [...]