Londoners React To BMW i8 – Video

AUG 16 2014 BY STAFF 5

BMW i8

BMW i8

BMW UK releases a video of the BMW i8 in London. A series of people talk about their fascination with the hybrid sportscar and what it means for them.

BMW i8 uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system.

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The 1.5-liter combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8, while the 96 kW/131 hp electric drive sends its power to the front wheels and allows an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).

In Germany, the BMW i8 starts at €126,000, while in the UK it will cost £ 99,125. The U.S. market will also get the BMW i8 in 2014 at a base price of $135,700.

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…and you can’t have one, in London, for a year.

‘ recharges in only two hours..’

There’s a reason for that -_-

The guy that said that has obviously no clue that the Tesla Model S exists and that it can charge for FREE (over 200 miles) at a Supercharging station in 1 hour.


Honestly, if you gave me one of these, I would sell it and buy a Model S or a Volt and then take the rest of the money and pay off my house. I’m not all that impressed. It looks nice. That’s about it. 7.1kWh battery? 98kW motor? 15-mile all-electric range? And when the battery is depleted, you’re left with- what- 228hp? Meh.

I’m glad they are making exciting looking plugins, but I think they missed the mark here.

But it will sell like crazy as it has a BMW badge on it.

All good I say more EV’s form all brands most welcome.

More competition the merrier.