2014 BMW i8 goes into production and the first deliveries will commence in June. The i8 is already exceeding the planned production volume during ramp-up. The manufacturer also updated the hybrid sports car.
The drivetrain features a 1.5 liter TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. The overall power is 362HP (266 kW) and 570Nm (420 lb-ft), which is enough for acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) – electronically limited.
The fuel consumption – 2.1 l / 100 km (134.5 mpg UK or 112 mpg US with CO2 emissions of 49 g/km. What is more, the 2015 i8 can go up to 37 km (23 miles) only on electricity with zero emissions. (more…)