Rapper Bow Wow (Shade Moss) and star of the CSI: Cyber TV series receives the gift of his life. To reward him for his hard work and the renewal of the second season of the show, Bow Wow’s fiancee buys him nothing else but the new BMW i8.
Judging by his reaction when seeing the car, even rappers with lots of money get excited about BMW’s latest and greatest piece of technology. They hybrid sportscar not only impresses with its futuristic design and exotic looks, but also with a highly-advanced hybrid platform.
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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BMW USA has just announced that production for the i8 will increase in 2015, with more than 1000 units being planned for the American market.
BMW i8 has a manufacturer’s suggest retail price of $135,700.