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BMW i8 concept

By luanpa in | March 11, 2011 | Comments Off on BMW i8 concept

The BMW i8 concept is a hybrid sport, it will utilize Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic. The interiors put emphasis of giving consideration to the environment by using sustainable and natural materials, and it will come to market in 2013.

BMW i8 concept Vision was spotted during winter testing in Sweden. It is based on BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept which was first unveiled to the world at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, The vehicle is said to pack 2+2 seating.

BMW I8 concept will be powered by a a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbodiesel Plug-in Hybrid Electric engine, the two electric motors that produced 262 kW and 800 Nm of torque. So the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds, and the top speed hits 250 km/h (155 mph), and averge 3.76 L/100 km (63 mpg US). Because of the plug-in hybrid technology, the Vision EfficientDynamics could travel up to 50 km (31 miles) on electricity alone.

BMW will forgo the thrifty diesel engine of the concept in favor of a turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline mill to work in coordination with a hybrid system. While that’s bad news bears for diesel fans, the fact that BMW is gearing the platform toward gasoline means that this vehicle will more than likely show up on American shores.

The BMW i8 is scheduled to be launched in 2013 and is rumored to cost approximately US$242,680.

BMW i8 Spy Shots



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