BMW i8 Vision EfficientDynamics

Posted on 10 March 2011 by Tony Santos

 

BMW i8 Vision EfficientDynamics, the pride and joy of the BMW i brand was spotted during winter testing in Sweden. This plugin-hybrid sportscar is currently undergoing extensive testing and will debut in year 2013.

BMW i8 Concept first debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, it was presented as a plugin-hybrid sports car  with a 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder turbodiesel engine making 163 hp and 214 lb-ft of torque. This engine is coupled with an electric motor mounted at rear which can makes 33 hp with maximum torque of 214 lb-ft and another electric motor mounted at the front of the axle which constantly makes 80 hp. BMW i8 can goes from 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds and has a fuel economy of over 62 mpg U.S.

But according to a recent interview with Dr. Klaus Draeger, Head of R&D, BMW i8 will be using a 4-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine instead of the 3-cylinder turbodiesel engine.

Price for BMW i8 will be around $200,000.

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