The folks over at Autobild take the new BMW i8 for a ride and gives us some key performance figures. Before we jump into the results, here are some key technical specs of BMW’s first hybrid sportscar.
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. 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).
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0-100 km/h (62 mph) with Launch Control (1st/5th attempt): 4.2 s/5.8 s 180-250 km/h (with full battery/low battery): 17.3 s/41.4 s Average range: 567 km (32 km in electric mode) Fuel consumption (min.): 4.5 l/100 km Fuel consumption (max. at 250 km/h): 29.9 l/100 km Fuel consumption (average with E-engine/without E-engine): 5.6 l/100 km / 7.2 l/100 km