2015 BMW i8 debuted in Frankfurt
The German manufacturer presented its new sports car i8 hybrid at the show in Frankfurt this September. We have been waiting for the novelty introduction for years, tantalizing plenty of spy shots and beautiful advertisements.
According to BMW’s statement, the i8 will come on sale in the U.S.A. next spring and cost about 135,700 dollars.
The technical characteristics were not changed. The hybrid car is equipped with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine producing the power of 231 horsepower with the torque of 236 lb-ft, and an electric motor. The powertrain jointly has the output of 362 horsepower and the torque grows up 420 lb-ft. It is noticeable that the vehicle is available only with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The i8 model accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds. Fuel consumption is 94 mpg. However, the consumption depends on the driving mode. There are three: sport, comfort and EcoPro.
This hybrid can move nearby 22 miles only in electric drive.
The BMW brand introduced a great model –i8 in its own class. In a year, the roadster version is expected to launch, which will be also equipped eco system.
2015 BMW i8 - Exterior Walkaround - 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show
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