Quick Facts – 2015 BMW i8

PHOTO: BMW

PHOTO: BMW

ENGINE:
1.5-liter (1500 cc), 370-hp (276 kW), 501-lb-ft (679 Nm) torque, turbocharged 3-cylinder gasoline engine with front electric motor as a hybrid setup

PHOTO: Net Car Show

PHOTO: Net Car Show

DRIVETRAIN:
Electric front-wheel drive, gasoline rear-wheel drive, and/or all-mode all-wheel drive (AWD)

DRIVE MODES
COMFORT – all electric front-wheel drive up to 35 mph (60 km/h) within city; ECO PRO – COMFORT plus possibility of activating combustion engine at higher speeds or when battery charge level falls under specified minimum; SPORT utilizes both electric and combustion motors, so all-wheel drive.

PHOTO: Net Car Show

PHOTO: Net Car Show

PERFORMANCE:
0-60-mph (100 km/h) 4.4 secs; top speed overall 160-mph (260 km/h); top speed in electric-only mode 75-mph (120 km/h)

RANGE AND CHARGE TIME:
Electric range 22 miles (35 km); charging time of 7.1 kWh lithium-ion battery under 2 hours (using 16 A Wallbox and high 240 volts source); total driving range 300 miles (500 km)

FUEL CONSUMPTION:
Combined estimate 94 mpg (2.5 l/100 km); CO2 emission 59 g/km

WEIGHT:
Unladen weight 3,285 lb (1,490 kg); permitted load 805 lb (365 kg)

WHEELS AND TIRES:
Front: 195/50 R20
Rear: 215/45 R20

SUSPENSION AND STEERING:
N/D Yet

BRAKES:
N/D Yet

SEATING AND APPOINTMENTS:
2 + 2 (more on this later)

SAFETY AND SECURITY:
N/D Yet

PRICE:
Likely to start at under $150,000

PHOTO: The Car Connection

PHOTO: The Car Connection

AVAILABLE:
Spring (March) 2014

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