BMW i8 Launching in June

The plug-in hybrid supercar in Monaco goes into production in April, the first deliveries scheduled in June…

At the Leipzig plant BMW is working on the future of the car.

Just this week the House of Monaco is finalizing the preparation phase for the start of production (April) of one of the most advanced projects of these years in the automotive industry: the  BMW i8 .

The Bavarian hybrid sports will be delivered to the first customers in June (in advance since the autumn 2013) and will come in as a second list range  “i” together with the small electric  i3.


The BMW i8 redefines the standards of the segment of the supercar with values ​​of fuel consumption and emissions, combined with a true supercar performance from the leader in the category.

An acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in  4.4 seconds(with a maximum speed electronically limited to 250 km / h) corresponds to an average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of  2.1 liters per 100 km with CO2 emissions of only 49 g / km .

Its power consumption was measured at 11.9 kWh per 100 km and emissions-free mode (EV) as you travel up to 37 km.

The BMW i8 has a split personality: can give adrenaline when you tap on the accelerator, while it has the qualities of an urban car when you use it every day, in the city. In the daily commute between home and work, with the battery fully charged at the start, BMW says the i8 consumption of less than 5 liters per 100 km. If the path includes suburban and motorway stretches, and can achieve fuel consumption of less than 7 liters per 100 km. Even on long routes more and more speed, one is under 8 litres/100 km.

The fuel economy of the new BMW i8 is also facilitated by the low weight – 1,485 kg unladen – and a coefficient of drag (Cd) of 0.26. The charging time of the battery varies from two to three hours, depending on the type of connection to the domestic power outlet or a charging station.


The hybrid system in the BMW i8 plug-in consists of a gasoline engine three-cylinder TwinPower Turbo and 231 hp with a torque of 320 Nm flanked by a synchronous electric motor hybrid from 131 hp and 250 Nm

To supply the electric powertrain is a lithium-ion high-voltage battery (5.2 kWh) and intelligent energy management that always takes account of the current driving situation and the needs of the driver. The price? has not yet been made ​​official, but the supercar hybrid German should cost between 130 and 150,000 Euros depending on the type of construction.

Articles sourced by Citton Cars Dealership.

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