2014 – BMW – i8

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, a German automaker founded in 1917 has a headquarter in Bavaria, Munich, Germany first introduced BMWi8 as BMW “Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics”. It is basically a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) developed by the German automobile maker. The primary concept of the car was revealed long back in the year 2009 at the Frankfurt Auto Show or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung. The BMW-i8 show vehicle that was predestined for manufacturing was uncovered at the Frankfurt Auto Show or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung in 2011.

Why BMW-i8

BMW-i8 holds a 7.2 kWh lithium-ion battery set that will deliver an All-Electric Range of 35 kilometer. Back in the year 2010 BMW declared the bulk manufacturing of the “Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics” in Germany, Leipzig commencing in 2013 as the BMW-i8. The brand i8 is a fragment of BMW venture “i” and the car will be promoted as a new brand BMW-i. The car is sold independently from mini or BMW which is a small economy car. The BMWi8 and BMWi3 will be the first models that will be available from the year 2013. The other BMW-i models will follow in the later years.

The BMW-i8 is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that will have three cylinder turbo-diesel engines. On top of that there are two electric motors with 139 horsepower or hp. According to the BMW, the average fuel usage in automobiles in the EU test cycle is 3.76 liters/100 kilometers and has a CO2 emission rating of 99 grams per km. The probable all-electric range is about 50 kilometer and the 24 liter diesel tank expanded the total automobile range to up to 700 km. The lightweight chassis is finished mainly from aluminum. The windshield, the top, the doors and the fenders are manufactured from polycarbonate glass, together with the body including a drag coefficient of 0.22.

The BMW-i8 is the most innovative and progressive sports car of its time. The car offers 2+2-seater space for four people, giving it a high level of day after day practicality. The LifeDrive architecture of the BMW-i8’s perception has been cautiously modified to improve the automobiles sports car nature, and therefore to bring unbeatable performance and exceptional driving dynamics.

The BMW-i8 will own a price tag more than 127 650 U.S. dollars when it goes on for sale in 18 months.

Now let’s have a look at the specifications of BMWi8:

Manufacturer: BMW

Also called: BMW Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics

Manufacturing Place: Leipzig

Class: Grand Tourer

            Sports Car

Body Style: Coupe

Ignition Engine: 1.5 liter with 3 cylinder gasoline

Battery: 7.2 kWh lithium-ion batteries

Electric Range: 35km

Length: 4,600 mm

Width: 2000 mm

Height: 1300 mm

Curb weight: 1500 kilograms

Overall, the car holds a strong look to please the eyes of car lovers. So, we all are gearing up for the launch of BMW-i8 in 2013. All of these above specifications looks quite impressive and thus just wait for five more months before the mega launch.

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