BMW i8 Accelerates With Authority Off The Line – Video

APR 9 2014 BY ELECTRICCARSTV 6

“We have posted a rare in-car i8 acceleration launch video to our YouTube page.”

States BimmerPost.

Uniquely, we get to hear how the BMW i8 sounds when it accelerates with the pedal mashed to the floor.

BimmerPost adds:

“Our video shows the i8’s gauge graphics as the car accelerates in Sport Mode, as well as providing a listen at the i8’s raw mechanical sounds as it accelerates.”

BMW says that the i8 plug-in hybrid dashes from 0 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds and that it tops out at 155 mph.

The raw sound of the i8’s exhaust won’t please all plug-in fans, but there are those among us who still enjoy hearing the occasional rumble while piloting a plug in.

First US deliveries of the i8 will begin this June.  Base MSRP is $135,700.

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…and the hazard lights flash in the end – lol.

ah, yes, the sweet sound of inefficiency and carbon monoxide poisoning!

Nice acceleration. Have to remember… This is a car that can cruise at 120mph on the autobahn for hours. And yet drive around town on 100% electric for short everyday commutes. Something no BEV can do yet.

I’m more interested in seeing the 0-60 mile sprint in all electric mode. I’m curious as to how it performs in that mode.

They’ve only said that the car’s 0-60mph time in sport is equal to the 0-60kph in all-electric.

So, when you take your foot off the accelerator to shift, the torque from the electric motor lets off, too, right?