BMW i8 – Electric Driving – Video
The true joy of owning any plug-in vehicle is operating it in electric-drive mode.
Here, BMW explains the “electric driving” aspect of the BMW i8.
For reference, the BMW i8 features a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo gas engine and BMW eDrive technology. The 1.5-liter engine develops 231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8. Meanwhile, a 96 kW/131 hp electric drive unit sends power to the front wheels, providing an optimistic all-electric range of up to 22 miles at speeds of up to 75 mph.
Pricing for the BMW i8 in the US starts at $135,700. The first US-bound i8s should be in dealerships by July.