BMW i8 hybrid supercar, will be delivered to customers starting with June. The first customers will receive their cars are those who ordered last fall when they opened the pre-orders lists. The waiting list for this model is quite long as you would imagine, but BMW has not disclosed how many units produce each day.
With these announcements, BMW also revealed more data such as fuel consumption and the technical specifications of the model.
Unlike other models in the range , the BMW i8 is only available on certain markets, making it available to customers in only 50 countries. Depending on how the things go, BMW i8 could be present on other markets.
BMW i8 costs 126,000 euro in Germany, $135,700 (plus delivery) in the States and about £99,125 in the UK.
With the battery fully loaded BMW i8 provides a consumption of 2.1 liters per 100 km, about 111.2mpg US. As distance increases, the fuel consumption pattern varies as battery power is consumed by electric motors and the internal combustion propeller is engaged. BMW representatives say they have conducted comprehensive tests with new i8 in real life , and hybrid managed to ensure an average less than 5l/100km in urban areas. Overall, BMW say their plug-in hybrid model is 50 % more efficient than an equivalent model equipped with a combustion engine .
BMW i8 is equipped with a plug-in hybrid propulsion based on a three cylinder engine, accompanied by an electric motor. the internal combustion engine boasts TwinPower Turbo technology, provides 231 hp and 320 Nm, while the electric motor provides 131 hp and 250 Nm. The hybrid system provides 362 hp in a formula focused on efficiency, as is the drag coefficient of the model, 0.26, quite low for a production model, but not the lowest in the world.
In 100% electric mode, the BMW i8 can reach a maximum speed of 120km/h and travel 37 km. Charging the 5.2 kWh battery takes three hours if a standard outlet is used, or in less than two hours, if a special BMW charger and wall box are used.
Acceleration from 0-100 km/h is achieved in 4.4 seconds, 0.3 seconds faster than the BMW M4 Coupe.