BMWi8 Released In July 2014

21st June 2014

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The BMW i8 Due To Be Released In July 2014


ElectricCar2Buy have been told by BMW that it may be an initial six month waiting list to get this car into some of their showrooms. What BMW call a thoroughbred sports car delivering outstanding driving experience combined with BMW's efficient dynamics along with BMW's idrive, with a revolutionary lightweight construction. The i8 is one of the most progressive sports car of its time.


The idea is a high-performance plug-in hybrid. With an electric motor, high-voltage battery, along with the advanced engine management system make the innovative BMW a revolutionary vehicle. It features a 331 hp 196 kW electric motor over the front axle that delivers peak torque with just a light touch of the accelerator pedal. This, along with the 1.5 L three cylinder BMW twin power turbo petrol engine producing 231 hp or 170 kW at the rear axle means the BMW i8 accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds. 


With a combined fuel economy of 113 mpg, the BMW i8 is most definitely an eco-car. The i8 is the first car by BMW to feature intelligent lightweight design specifications, with an aluminium body and drive module that contains the high-voltage battery and all the other drivetrain components for the front and rear. Everything about the body styling is designed around the aero dynamics of the vehicle. The i8 is perfectly balanced with weight distributed evenly between the front and rear and a particular low centre of gravity increases the agility and handling capabilities.  


Out of town you can release its full power with all wheel drive that will propel you very quickly to a top speed of 155 mph. The i8 features a range of up to 310 mile. In town the vehicle switches to electric drive at the touch of a button, the electric drive features a top speed of 75 mph silently and with zero local emissions, this is no ordinary car.


The BMW stylish interior is both sleek and unique featuring a flat screen display and futuristic control panel, this really looks to be a car of the future.


We expect this be be a hugely popular and it will be interesting to see what is next from BMW....


By The ElectricCar2Buy Team


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