Welcome BMW i8 the Gasoline Electric Hybrid Sport Car With Already 10 000 Preorders!
The “i” family is BMW’s tag for its sub brand announced in February 2011, which means electrics and gasoline-electric hybrid car.
The appearance of the models i3 and i8 on the auto market is the result of last phase of the 3-parth project of BMW to produce lightweight (The BMW i8 weight is 1,485 kg ) eco-friendly urban electric car for the people who live in the big cities.
The production of the both brilliant cars started in Leipzig in 2013
BMW i8 – With its all in one sport car concept brings new perspectives and driving experiences.
The plug-in hybrid BMW i8 is the version of the Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept presented at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and now the BMW i8-concept is exposed at the BMW i store in Park Lane, in London.
The BMW i8 is the first BMW car, powered by a three-cylinder gasoline engine
BMW has already about 10 000 preorders for their newest i8 hybrid sport vehicle, with a range of 22 miles in purely electric mode and top speed of 75mph, fuel efficiency of less than 2.5 L/100 km and carbon emissions of less than 59 g/km.
BMWs Global sales chief informed last week that the sports hybrid car is already sold out for its first year 2014 on the market with a starting price of $135,925 in the USA.
It is defined from BMW as the: “the sports car of the future”, with Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) and aerodynamically optimized body.
The driver has the opportunity to select several driving modes: SPORT, COMFORT and ECO PRO.
COMFORT mode, activated at the start of the driving. It makes a balance between the electric and gasoline motors and produces a range of over 310miles.
Via the SPORT mode, the car offer extra performances offering maximum power from the electric engine via the option very sporty drive and in order to it to save more battery this Mode activates max. energy via the electric motor’s generator, which recharges the battery with kinetic energy
ECO PRO mode provides the so called energy efficient driving, and can be used in both modes: electric & hybrid. This mode also programs electrical convenience functions such as air conditioning, seat heating, heated mirrors…
The max. range of the BMW i8 on a full fuel tank & with a fully charged battery includes more than 310 mi (500 km) in COMFORT mode
This can be increased by more than 20% in ECO PRO mode. If the battery is recharged to a given level, follow automatically activation of the internal combustion
BMW TwinPower Turbo engine
3 cylinder turbo gasoline, electric motor: BMW eDrive, 98 kW Output: 131hp
7.2 kWh lithium-ion Battery
Range of 500 km (310 mi) in Comfort mode and 600 km (370 mi) in Eco Pro mode
Top speed: 155mph
Parking distance sensors and rain sensors
Collision warning system
Rear view camera & Surround view camera
The battery can be charged via special charging station which is included in the car-accessories.